Khabane “Khaby” Lame (born 9 March 2000) is a Senegalese-born TikToker based in Italy. He became known for his short comedy skits where he sarcastically points out people who complicate simple tasks for no reason at all. As of July 2021, Lame is the second most-followed TikTok account.
Lame was born in Senegal on 9 March 2000 and raised in a public housing complex in Chivasso, Italy, since the age of one, where he still lives. He practiced athletics such as football and basketball; in high school, he played in the junior-level basketball championships.
Before TikTok, Lame worked as a CNC machine operator. He also experienced financial issues, which he overcame via his TikTok videos.
Lame began posting on TikTok in March 2020 during the COVID-19 lockdowns. In December 2020, he modeled for the magazine DLuiRepubblica. On 26 April 2021, he overtook Gianluca Vacchi as the most-followed Italian TikToker. Lame currently has over 87 million followers on TikTok, making him the second most-followed TikToker worldwide. He also has over 28 million followers on Instagram after having beaten Chiara Ferragni as most followed Italian on the platform.
Lame is engaged to Zaira Nucci from Sciacca, as announced on Instagram in October 2020.