Tiktok is unearthing new talent by the day and many people who were not famous or well-known have shot to stardom within months, and not only because they have amazing talent but also because of that elusive X-factor and, of course, their likeability.
One such person is 21-year-old Muddathir Fakier, known to his TikTok fans as #Mr.Personality.
His hashtag on TikTok has been viewed over 2 million times in just three months.
Muddathir is a humble, down to earth young man who came to TikTok simply because he loved the vibe and he saw it as an opportunity to spread good vibes.
His positive energy is very infectious, hence his rapid growth; he recently hit 50 000 followers on his TikTok page.
People are drawn to his good vibes and, yes, in my opinion, he is very funny.
The 21-year-old is currently in Grade 12.
Now I know that sounds like he failed school a couple of times, but this is actually not the case.
The reason for him only being in matric this year is because he studied hafith, which is the memorisation of the Quran.
He now knows the Quran by heart, so has time to finish matric.
This is very inspirational and shows “daar is ’n tyd en plek vir alles”, and that includes making people laugh.
“I always interacted and kept a positive vibe in the community of the guys who were studying Quran, and always kept a smile on their faces by making small videos on my WhatsApp status.
“People came back with positive feedback and that just warms my heart.”
The people also love his expression “oh, my God, oh my days, it’s banging, bruh”.
“I always wanted to be one of the funny guys, the goofy guys who make people laugh.”
He says it’s a really good feeling when people recognize him and send positive energies his way.
When I asked him if he is looking to build a career out of TikTok, he responded: “If I am going to do it as a job then it will lose the fun element and perhaps I could even lose the love I have for making people laugh.
“The thing that I love most is when people recognize me and they are happy to see me and want to take pictures with me. I went from being a nobody to being recognized almost everywhere I go, just for spreading good vibes, I love it!”
He also has a message to youngsters who want to become internet stars: “Just keep doing what makes you happy and know that there will always be jealous people, but don’t let people who are afraid of taking a step forward bring you down.
“And there will be good people along the way to help you grow, but you must be patient for that. Just ignore all the negative things and take the jump.
“The only thing that you own in this world are your choices, you don’t own your clothes, your house, your car, nothing; that can go all away tomorrow but what do you own are your choices, the good way or the bad way, so stay positive and keep pushing to the top.”
With that said, you can follow Muddathir on TikTok via his handle @mrpersonality.
In my opinion, this young rising star is far from hitting his full potential and is still finding himself, so he is going to be around for a very long time, spreading laughter, fun and good vibes.
He has the X-factor, and because of this, he will remain relevant for as long as he chooses.