Niki Albon Biography

Niki Albon, a British YouTube personality and radio presenter, gained fame as one half of the YouTube duo ‘NikiNSammy’ alongside his twin brother Sammy Albon. Starting their YouTube journey in 2013, they quickly gained popularity by posting funny videos on their joint channel. Their success led them to behind-the-scenes access at ‘Big Brother UK’ and hosting gigs for the ‘Stand Up To Cancer’ initiative. They have also hosted events at Wembley Arena and appeared on the cover of ‘TenEighty’ Magazine. Despite considering establishing their individual identities, they are content being known as a funny duo and regularly attend events to meet their international fans.

Quick Facts

  • Also Known As: Niki, Sammy
  • Age: 31 Years, 31 Year Old Males
  • Family: father: Darren Albon, mother: Jacqueline Albon, siblings: Sammy Albon
  • Height: 5’11” (180 cm), 5’11” Males
  • Notable Alumni: Roehampton University
  • Education: Roehampton University

Rise to Stardom

Niki Albon, the older twin, started his YouTube journey on June 29, 2011, with his channel “theNIKIPOD”. However, he later teamed up with his brother Sammy and created a joint channel called “NikiNSammy” on May 27, 2013. They gained popularity by posting funny videos and became well-known after sharing their weight loss journey in mid-2014. At one point, Niki weighed 18st and Sammy weighed 21st 2lb due to their love for snacks. However, they decided to change their lifestyle and started cooking healthy food for themselves while attending university. After 18 months, Niki’s weight dropped to 11st 6lb and Sammy’s to 12st 6lb. Their honest revelation about their lack of self-confidence and successful weight loss story won over the internet and gained them over 40k fans.

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In 2015, Niki and Sammy hosted their own show on BBC Radio 1 as part of the “Internet Takeover” show. Their dynamic duo was well-received by fans, who helped spread their popularity on various social media platforms. YouTube also promoted their channel on their “channels to watch” list. They had the opportunity to star in “The Creators” documentary alongside famous YouTubers like Zoella and Tomska. Directed by Nanette Burstein, the documentary was commissioned by YouTube and received positive feedback. By the end of 2015, they reached 100k subscribers and decided to focus full-time on YouTube, quitting their part-time jobs. Currently, they have a loyal fan base of 198k subscribers.

An Insightful Experience

When Niki and Sammy reached 135k subscribers, they participated in an episode of the show “OAP Internet Virgins” on Sky One in September 2015. The show aims to pair young internet personalities with older individuals who are unaware of the benefits of the internet. The twins spent a couple of weeks with George Penfield, an 84-year-old man who had to leave his singing group to take care of his ailing wife. They helped him navigate the internet so he could save time by shopping online and rejoin his band occasionally. In return, they learned from George how to live life to the fullest despite challenges. Inspired by their encounter with George, they made a video exploring retro 8-bit games on a 30-year-old Acorn Electron computer.

Personal Life

Niki Albon was born on February 20, 1992, in Canvey Island, Essex. His father, Darren, is a mechanic, and his mother, Jacqueline, is a hairdresser. He has a twin brother named Sammy, who is younger by 18 minutes, and two other siblings. Niki attended Seevic College from 2008 to 2010, studying English Literature and Language, Geology, History, and Classical Civilization. Both Niki and Sammy went to Roehampton University in London, where Niki majored in History with a minor in Journalism and News Media, and Sammy studied Classical Civilization. Currently, the two brothers reside in East London.

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