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Tanzanian social media influencer who grooves to Indian songs attacked

May 2, 2022

Tanzanian internet sensation Kili Paul suffered injuries in a knife attack. 

He shared a video on his Instagram stories, which shows him lying on a stretcher with a bandage on his thumb and injury marks on his legs.

 “People want me down but God will always take me up. Pray for me,” he said in his Instagram story.

Tanzanian content creator is known for his videos of lip-syncing and dancing to Hindi movie songs along with his sister Neema.

He was honored by the Indian High Commission in Tanzania in February this year. He had posted about the award on his Instagram handle.

Paul was also praised by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his Mann Ki Baat address in February. Talking about the work of Kili Paul and his sister, PM Modi called upon youngsters to make videos of famous Indian songs in different languages. He said this will not only make them popular but also showcase the country’s diversity to the new generation.

Paul thanked PM Modi, saying he is “mind blown”.

The artist shot to fame after he lip-synced the song “Raatan Lambiyan” from Siddharth Malhotra and Kiara Advani-starter “Shershaah” with sister Neena Paul went viral on social media last year.

Since then, he has posted numerous videos where he is seen lip-syncing to popular songs from Hindi movies and that has helped him amass 3.6 million followers on Instagram.

He is followed by popular Indian film celebrities, including Ayushmann Khurrana, Gul Panag, and Richa Chadha.

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