- 14 Sep 21
Filming is currently underway for the upcoming documentary.
A new documentary about KSI is set to launch on Amazon Prime Video next year.
KSI, whose real name is Olajide Olatunji but also goes by 'JJ,' is a YouTuber and musician. Earlier this year, he released All Over The Place, his second studio album.
Directed by Wes Pollitt and produced by Sophie Grant and Mindhouse Productions, the documentary will follow the upcoming year in his career, which involves preparation for his sold-out European Tour. During this tour, he will headline a show at The SSE Arena in Wembley.
"I'm super excited for people to finally see what I mean by 'hard work,'" said Olatunji. "People will get to see the behind the scenes of the key events in my life and show them how I do everything I do."
Alongside Barnaby Coughlin, Louis Theroux will executive produce the documentary. The BAFTA-winning filmmaker and documentarian called it a "huge thrill" to work with KSI.
"He is a huge talent, a totally self-created phenomenon who has gone from bedroom bound nerd with a handful of subscribers to an online colossus with fans in the millions, purely through the power of his work ethic and his will to win," said Theroux about KSI.
"The documentary will be an opportunity to see another side of JJ, understanding how he got where he is, the world of a premium online content creator today, and a man who has made it his brand never to lose, as he takes on the music business," he added.
The head of UK Originals for Amazon Studios, Dan Grabiner, also called KSI's story "fascinating."
"This is going to be an unprecedented insight into JJ's world; how he came to be where he is today, and what's next," said Grabiner.
Filming is already underway for the documentary. It will premiere on Amazon Prime Video in 2022.