Niko Omilana is a popular YouTuber.
He has more than 5 million subscribers on his YouTube channel by the name Niko Omilana.
Nikolas Daniel Adegbajumo Omilana (Niko Omilana) was born on 4 March 1998 in Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom.
He grew up in Staffordshire and holds a British nationality.
In one of YouTube videos, Niko stated that he has Nigerian ethnicity.
He has a younger sister.
While growing up, Niko struggled with racism because of his skin colour and got bullied at his first school.
He only became comfortable in his own skin while studying in college.
Niko filmed corporate videos for BuzzFeed and this was his first job before becoming a YouTuber.
Choosing YouTube over football-
At a young age, Niko was torn between becoming a YouTuber and a footballer.
Initially, he decided to become a footballer but later, he realised that he wasn’t capable of becoming a good footballer and so, he decided to become a YouTuber.
Niko started his YouTube channel by the name Niko Omilana on 22 June 2011.
On 1 April 2021, he started his second YouTube channel by the name, NDL.
And on 13 November 2021, Niko started his third YouTube channel by the name, Niko Clips.
He also frequently appears in the Beta Squad YouTube channel.
A successful YouTuber-
Niko is a very successful YouTuber and he is a famous prankster and all his prank videos accrue millions of views on YouTube.
As of July 2022, he has 5.56M subscribers on his Niko Omilana channel, 507K subscribers on his NDL YouTube channel and 17.3K subscribers on Niko Clips channel. He has 1.7M followers on Instagram and 817.3K Followers on Twitter.
Niko earns through a variety of sources like advertisements on his YouTube channel, selling merchandise and receiving sponsorships both on his YouTube channel and Instagram.
He sells merchandise through the Niko Defence League (NDL) branding.
Niko also acted in the Odds On (2019) film and Beta Squad TV series (2019).
He collaborated with KSI and Johnny Carey and featured them on his YouTube channel.
In 2021, Niko won the Personality of the Year award by GRM Daily.
Contesting in London mayoral election-
In 2021, Niko contested in the London mayoral election with an aim to engage young people in elections (he was the youngest contestant).
He began his campaign on 3 April 2021 but couldn’t become the mayor but his popularity skyrocketed.
Niko became even more popular on YouTube and also got interviewed by the BBC.
He came in the fifth position by receiving 2% of the votes.
An interesting fact- Max Fosh, another popular YouTuber also contested in the 2021 London mayoral election.
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