According to his Instagram account, Paul was able to defend himself by beating up two of the assailants, who then left. There’s no word on why Paul was singled out.
Kili Paul, a Tanzanian social media influencer, is pictured in this stock photo. Kili Paul (@kili paul) on Instagram
According to an Instagram story shared by Tanzanian Kili Paul, the online star known for lip-syncing and dancing to Bollywood tunes, he was attacked with a knife and beaten with sticks by five individuals. It can now find the tale on YouTube.
“I was attacked by five persons in the movement to defend myself,” he stated. They cut my right toe with a knife, stitched it, and beat me with wood and clubs, but thank God I could protect myself after hitting two people. I tried to flee, but I was already hurt. Please pray for me… this is terrifying” (sic).
In February, Prime Minister Narendra Modi hailed the Tanzanian social media star in his Mann Ki Baat speech. “You’ll gain a lot of popularity.” And it would showcase the country’s variety to the next generation,” he had stated.
The Indian High Commission also recognized him in Tanzania.
Paul and his sister Neema have a cult following among Indian internet users, with over 3 million Instagram followers. He became famous after his sister Neena Paul’s lip-sync video to the tune “Raatan Lambiyan” went viral on social media last year. Various Indian celebs, including Richa Chadha, Gul Panag, and Ayushmann Khurrana, are currently following Paul.