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Inspiring Biography of Niko Omilana

Niko Omilana is a comedian, adventurer, and a popular YouTuber.

He has more than 7.2M subscribers on his eponymous YouTube channel.


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.

On 22 June 2011, Niko started his eponymous YouTube channel.

On 1 April 2021, he started his second YouTube channel, ‘NDL.’

And on 13 November 2021, Niko started his third YouTube channel, ‘Niko Clips.’

He frequently appears in the ‘Beta Squad’ YouTube channel.

A successful YouTuber-

Niko is a popular prankster with all his pranks accruing millions of views on YouTube.

As of December 2023, he has 7.26M subscribers on his eponymous channel, 1.62M subscribers on ‘NDL,’ and 680K subscribers on ‘Niko Clips;’ he has 2.7M followers on Instagram and 1M followers on X.

Niko earns through a variety of sources like advertisements, and ‘Super Thanks’ on YouTube, merchandise, and sponsorships both on his YouTube channel and Instagram.

He sells merchandise through the Niko Defence League (NDL) branding.

He hasn’t revealed his net worth.

Niko acted in the Odds On (2019) film, Beta Squad TV series (2019) and The Biggest Menace (2023).

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.

Currently, he doesn’t have a Wikipedia page.

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, a popular YouTuber, also contested in the 2021 London mayoral election.

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