Kareem Hasri (b. November 29, 2002), also known as Keemokazi, is an American internet personality, actor, content creator, entrepreneur and rapper. Born to Syrian-American immigrants, Keemokazi initially wanted to become a musician, but started posting pranks on social media and eventually rose to prominence on TikTok.
Keemokazi has also ventured into mainstream media, landing a role in the TV series ‘The Last Ship’.
He is currently working on his music career by releasing hip-hop singles, which tie-in closely with his Arab identity. His Spotify account currently has 14.4k listeners.
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|Real Name||Kareem Hesri|
|DOB and Age||November 29,2002; age 19 years|
|Height||5’8” (179 cm)|
|Weight||65 kg (173 lbs)|
|Net Worth||$1 million|
|Followers||TikTok: 27.4 million; 1.3 billion likes YouTube: 1.23 million|
|Address/Residence||Los Angeles, California|
|Total Views||TikTok: 287.3 m views YouTube: 240, 715,656 views|
Hesri played a Syrian refugee named Walid in two episodes of the TV show “The Last Ship” on cable television channel TNT before he became a social media influencer.
Keemokazi joined YouTube in April 2015, but only posted his first video in 2017. He initially started posting his original songs and their music videos, but after starting to post comedy videos and pranks, he realised he got more traction for the latter.
Keemokazi’s channel on YouTube currently has 1.23 million subscribers. Keemokazi is also popular on TikTok, where he currently has 27.4 million followers. Most of his videos on both platforms feature his family, which includes his parents and his sisters. He mostly plays pranks on them and sometimes promotes his singles.
Keemokazi has also pursued a musical career. He initially struggled to get his music played and gain attention. Keemokazi credits his older sister Serene for helping him get music deals and eventually found a small record label named Arab Money Entertainment Records. He began releasing his songs on SoundCloud in 2017.
Kareem Hesri’s first song was titled ‘Foreign’ which gained a wide amount of traction on various social media platforms. He later started uploading music on platforms like Apple Music and Spotify.
His singles ‘New Kid’, ‘Philosophy’, and ‘Feel’ have collectively gained over a million views. His debut album, Keemo VS. Kazi, was released in 2021. One of the songs in the album, named ‘King Of My City’, gained almost a million views only 2 weeks after its official release.
As of 2022, his Spotify has over 14.4k monthly listeners and his top 10 songs have had over 3 million streams. He has released over 20 songs on Spotify. Much of Kazi’s income is generated through his music releases, his latest one being “Yallah,” an Arabic word.
In an interview with news organisation Arab News, Hesri said that while his family was supportive of his choice to become an entertainer and an internet personality, they were also firm about him getting a stable office job if things didn't work out for him. Hesri credits TikTok for his prominence as an internet personality, after years of stagnation on YouTube.
He also attributes much of his success to his mother, who is also a social media influencer in her own right. She is often seen yelling at him in Arabic in many of his videos, and as a result of this, according to Hesri, the whole family has gained a fan following in the Middle East. He says that he owes this to his Arab roots.
Keemokazi has a line of his own merchandise which includes T-shirts, tops, and stickers, among many other goods.
Keemokazi has reportedly partnered with clothing brand Fashion Nova for their social media campaigns.
According to reports from several media outlets like Net Worth Spot and Wikifeed, Keemokazi is said to be worth over $1 million. He mostly earns through his music releases and social media posts.
According to Social Blade, his estimated monthly income from YouTube is between $6.2k- $99.9k. His yearly income from YouTube is estimated to be $74.9k-$1.2m per year. Keemokazi’s TikTok account has a net worth of $1.25 million. His TikTok income is estimated at $20,530 per month. This is based on the average amount TikTok promotions cost an advertiser, which ranges between $2-$4 thousand per 1000 TikTok followers of a particular account.
Keemokazi’s channel on YouTube currently has 1.23 million subscribers as of June 2022. Keemokazi is also popular on TikTok, where he currently has 27.4 million followers. Other than TikTok and YouTube, Keemokazi is active on Instagram with 3.2 million followers.
In this video, Hesri and his siblings attempt to poke through a boba tea covering. While his siblings succeed, Hesri fails.
In this video, Hesri tests out the crying TikTok filter on his family.
In this video, Hesri asks his mother to press the filter on the screen 100 times before the beat drops.
In this video, Hesri asks his sister as to why she is not fasting during Ramadan. They start bickering.
In this video, the family dog is shown to be scared of a snake that is in the swimming pool of the Hesri household.
Keemokazi lives with his family in Los Angeles, California. His father is Randi Hesri, who is reportedly a luxury car dealer, which explains their luxury car collection. His mother, Nermin (Nina) Hazem is an influencer, who often features in his videos.
He has five sisters named Sophie Hesri, Serene Hesri, Saby Hesri, Sara Hesri, and Sima Hesri.
According to media reports, he bought his first home at the age of 18 in 2020.
A. Keemokazi speaks mainly in English. He can understand Arabic but cannot speak it.
A. No. According to statements made by Keemokazi, he is not fluent in Arabic, although he can understand it.
A. No. As of 2022, Keemokazi is not in a relationship.