LONDONERS will quickly have the ability to vote who will grow to be the capital’s subsequent mayor.
Among the record-breaking 20 candidates who will participate is additionally YouTuber Niko Omilana.
Niko Omilana has introduced his candidacy by means of his social media accountsCredit: Getty
Who is London mayoral candidate Niko Omilana?
Niko Omilana was born in March 1998 in Staffordshire.
The 23-year-old typically posts movies of his pranks on his YouTube channel, which has over 3 million subscribers.
His newest video that was posted on April, 3, 2021, the place he opened a pretend Starbucks as a prank, has over 2 million views.
The 23-year-old introduced his candidacy by means of his social media accounts.
On April 2, 2021, Omilana shared a video on Instagram urging his 1.1 million followers to vote for him within the upcoming 2021 London Mayoral Election.
“I’m Niko Omilana, founding father and supreme chief of the Niko Defence League and I’m working for mayor of London.
“As you possibly can see I’m taking this extraordinarily critically, every little thing up till this second has been a warm-up, a light-weight jog, a stroll within the park however now we’re about to take the nation’s largest metropolis.
“There is no better chief on this nation than me so please my mates, vote Niko for mayor of London on May sixth…or your breath stinks!
“Make positive you might be registered to vote as properly, you do not wish to miss out on this one.”
The 23-year-old typically shares movies of his pranks on YouTubeCredit: Rex
Why is Niko Omilana working to be Mayor of London?
On April 8, 2021, the younger candidate posted a video asking to be interviewed by the BBC.
He stated he needs to “give younger individuals a voice.”
“Hello BBC. I’m Niko Omilana and I’m stood right here exterior your workplaces and I’m not leaving till I get an interview,” he stated.
He continued “See I’ve truly taken all precautions mandatory, coming to each single one in all your studios as a result of I’m outraged.
“Not solely you give my competitors airtime but additionally you pronounce my title incorrect which is one thing I can’t forgive.
“I’ve been pressured to imagine that the one cause my title was pronounced incorrect is as a result of I’m the youngest particular person on the mayor poll and due to that you do not respect me.
“It’s time to provide younger individuals a voice, BBC.
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“From one BBC to a different, make the correct alternative and interview me.
“Niko Omilana, your future London mayor.”
After his request, he later introduced that the community has agreed to interview him the next week.