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Deji reportedly charged following police’s alleged theft of his dog

Published: 23/Jan/2019 19:43 Updated: 23/Jan/2019 20:20

by Virginia Glaze


Popular YouTuber Deji Olatunji continues to fight for the return of his German Shepherd, Tank, after the animal was allegedly stolen by law enforcement in September of 2018.

While Deji claimed that Tank had merely nipped his neighbor (who allegedly hit the dog over the head with a parcel), a speaker for the Cambridgeshire Police claimed that both the YouTuber and his father were charged on two counts of owning a dangerous dog.


“Olayinka Olatunji, 52, and Deji Olatunji, 22, were each charged with two counts of owning a dog that was dangerously out of control,” the spokesperson stated in an interview with Metro UK. “One count with injury and one without.”

Tank was seized by police after reportedly attacking Deji’s neighbor, who had come to collect a package from the front stoop of his home while the Olatunji family was away. Additional reports claim that Tank likewise attacked the neighbor’s son-in-law, who Deji accused of “wanting the dog to attack him, so he could make a claim.”


Furthermore, Deji speculated that law enforcement were training the dog as a police K-9, after being held in a kennel awaiting a charging decision – although authorities denied this claim. 

Change.orgDeji alleged that his German Sherpherd, Tank, was stolen by police, after reportedly injuring two of his neighbors.

Deji was made to sign an Acceptable Dog Contract following the incident, after which he and his family placed Tank in a kennel. According to Deji, police removed tank from the kennel into a police-approved holding unit, which Deji claimed to have no knowledge of beforehand.

Deji created a petition for the retrieval of his pet, which currently sits at over 400,000 signatures as of January 23. 


He likewise uploaded a video to his second channel as an update for fans, stating that Tank “probably feels like he’s just been let go” after the six-month waiting period.

Deji and his father were released on bail, and a court date has yet to be set to settle the matter.


TikTok stars Anna Shumate & Rachel Brockman reveal new Top Talent House

Published: 11/Oct/2020 16:58

by Charlotte Colombo


Top Talent House is the latest in a long line of ‘content houses’, announced on TikTok (where else?) on October 10. The house includes TikTok stars Anna Shumate and Rachel Brockman, who have a combined 8.3 million followers between them.

Yet another content house has sprung up.


This time, the house is made up of four girls who hope to continue to their exponential growth as influencers. Anna Shumate and Rachel Brockman will be joined by Eva Cudmore and Katie Pego, who have 1.3 million and 926.1K followers respectively.

The quadrant officially launched the House and in a peppy TikTok set to Ke$ha’s hit ‘We R Who We R’, where they all introduced themselves, complete with merch, a neon light saying ‘Top Talent House’ and the promise of a full house tour coming soon!


With the video amassing over half a million views in 16 hours, it is a positive start for the young content creators, and fans reacted with similar enthusiasm.

TikTok: Top Talent House
Following their inaugural video, Rachel Brockman and Eva Cudmore wasted no time in creating more content for the House.

The video was flocked with comments calling the groups “iconic”, with one user predicting that they would be “huge.”

With the girls being backed by Top Talent management agency, the chances of their success are already looking high.

@toptalenthousehouse tour coming soon🦋✨ @katie.pego @annabananaxdddd @evacudmore @rachel.brockman♬ Kesha – We R Who We R – amanda🤩

What are content houses?

Essentially, content houses, which is a growing trend among young adults in LA, describe a collective of young online influencers who all live together, grow their respective online profiles and create content across TikTok and Instagram.

TikTok content houses like the Hype House and Sway House have been immensely successful, as they have helped launched the careers of the likes of Chase Hudson, Bryce Hall, Addison Rae and the D’Amelio sisters.

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Instagram: Hype House LA
The Hype and Sway houses have helped launch the careers of Chase Hudson and Charli D’Amelio

The success of the Hype and Sway houses have led to other content houses like the Clubhouse for TikTokers (which later split into two single-gender houses after the Clubhouse For The Boys was formulated), the Glam House for beauty influencers and Team 10, which was a vlogging house previously led by controversial YouTuber Jake Paul.


While it is hard for new content houses to live up to the same success as the Hype and Sway houses, Top Talent House definitely looks promising. Also, both Hype and Sway have seen some of their members leave, meaning a gap could be opening up for a new top dog in the content house battle.