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KSI reveals why he spent $200,000 on a watch

Published: 20/Dec/2018 17:36 Updated: 20/Dec/2018 17:45

by Matt Porter


YouTube superstar Olajide ‘KSI’ Olatunji has splashed out on a brand new watch worth £150,000 ($200,000).

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KSI has become one of YouTube’s biggest stars amassing over 19 million subscribers on his main channel, while also being a member of the massively popular group, The Sidemen.

In his latest video, Olatunji announced that he went to Pragnell Jewellers in London to acquire a brand new watch, which the Brit said he wanted to be “iced out and covered in diamonds.”

KSI splashed out on a new Rolex.
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While at Pragnell, KSI was shown a number of watches, including two rose gold options, but settled on a Rolex covered in diamonds, which KSI ended up paying £156,000 ($197,000) for, well over his initial budget of £100,000 ($126,000).


After purchasing the watch, KSI showed it off to Sidemen co-members Simon ‘Miniminter’ Minter and Joshua ‘Zerkaa’ Bradley, before revealing that he wouldn’t actually be able to keep it in his house, and would store it “in a massive vault.”

KSI revealed that he decided to buy the watch to celebrate a successful year, describing his 2018 as “phenomenal.”

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2018 was certainly a huge year for the YouTuber, with his boxing fight with Logan Paul capturing the attention of millions of people all over the world.

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The pair are set to lock horns again, this time in the USA, after the fight ended in a controversial draw, although no official announcement has been made at time of writing.


The year hasn’t always been smooth sailing for KSI however, as he is currently involved in a bitter feud with his brother Deji.