Khabar Lame boasts a staggering 148million followers on TikTok, making him the most followed person on the platform, and he now has another reason to celebrate.
The creator, who was born in Senegal, has lived in Italy since he was just one year old, and he’s finally been granted Italian citizenship.
Reflecting on his upbringing, Khaby said his life is now ‘very different after having been so popular online.
“I have always lived in the slums but there, despite having nothing, we were happy, we were glad, we played in the courtyard, even though we had nothing.”
However, he doesn’t think much has changed since officially becoming an Italian citizen.
“I already felt Italian before, I mean, before today.” He told Al Jazeera news.
‘It is not that before signing, I did not feel Italian, so very little has changed, He added
But, he does also feel ‘very proud of his new citizenship and ‘a great responsibility’ after taking his oath in the municipality northeast of Turin.