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TikToker, Khaby Lame becomes an Italian citizen

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TikTok Senegalese star Khabane Lame popularly knowns as Khaby Lame is now an Italian citizen.

This was done at a ceremony in his hometown Chivasso Metropolitan City of Turin, in the Italian region of Piedmont.

The world’s most-followed TikToker took the oath in the Piedmont Regional Council. The celebrity started shooting his popular videos when he was 20. He has over 148 million followers on the platform.

The Internet TikToker was born in Dakar in 2000, arrived in Italy when he was one year old has now officially become an Italian citizen.

The Chivasso town council also gave Lame a copy of the Italian Constitution.

During the ceremony, Lame recalled about growing up in the tough poor neighborhood in Via Togliatti.

"I felt Italian before today, too, like everyone else. Signing the oath is a great responsibility".

"It’s very different because I have always lived in the slums, but there, in our having nothing, we were happy, we were glad, we played in the courtyard, even though we had nothing. 

"Anyways, yes, it’s another reality, it’s a whole new world to which I still need to get used to, but I am gradually adapting.

"We had nothing but we were happy, we played in the street, we were always smiling," he said.

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