Homeless scholar turns into TikTok star with 10 million followers incomes £3,000 a month

An acting student who is officially homeless has become one of the UK’s top TikTok stars with more than 10 million followers.

Ehiz Ufuah, 22, lives with his family in an emergency shelter after going through difficult times and losing their meeting house 15 months ago.

Now his big goal is to buy a home for his single mother, three sisters, and two brothers after making a surprise breakthrough online – with a fun clip about doing the dishes.

Ehiz was stunned when it went viral – and now makes about £ 3,000 a month on the video-sharing platform. And he hopes his success could even help him realize his ambitions to be a Hollywood actor.

But all of this looked like a pipe dream when the Greenwich University student and family lost their meetinghouse in Romford, East London and were temporarily moved to a Travelodge in January 2020.

Ehiz was stunned when his video went viral on TikTok

Ehiz said he came to TikTok in February 2020 “to see what the hype was about”.

He posted a comic strip video pacing up and down wondering if he should do the dishes for his mother or leave it to his siblings – before running to the sink when he heard them come.

Ehiz was delighted when it hit 750,000 views and said, “I only had three followers up until then.

Ehiz Ufuah, 22, who is officially homeless

Ehiz has vowed to buy his mother, three sisters and two brothers a house to live in

“My family and friends texted me and told me I was famous. I couldn’t believe how much attention the video got me. “

He has never looked back at the popularity of his TikTok account since then.

“I was in Primark last December and had to be escorted because there were too many people around me to get an idea,” says Ehiz. His growing profile was discovered by the TikTok influencer agency Yoke Network.

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In March, he was invited to do a Big Brother-style show for YouTube with four other TikTok stars at a Surrey mansion.

Ehiz said, “It was an amazing experience to have a pool and a cinema. And while I didn’t make any money from the show, it really raised my profile. I am recognized on the street all the time. “

Megan McKenna from The Only Way is Essex

Megan McKenna has achieved the star

His videos were even reposted on Instagram by some of the Love Island cast members. “Megan McKenna of The Only Way Is Essex reached out to me,” he says. “But the person I was most impressed with was supermodel Adut Akech.”

Now the acting student has his own dreams of fame. He says, “I’ve always thought it was impossible to be a Hollywood actor, but in recent years a lot of actors without privileged backgrounds have made it.”

He is currently content with making £ 3,000 a month from the TikTok Creator Fund, which is used by users to make money through videos and sponsorship.

Ehiz says, “The income is great, but I’m not sure how long it will take. I am still unable to buy real estate.

“One day I would like to be able to buy my family a house. Miracles happen. “

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