Who is London mayoral candidate Niko Omilana?

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LONDONERS will soon be able to vote who will become the capital's next mayor.

Among the record-breaking 20 candidates who will take part is also YouTuber Niko Omilana.

Niko Omilana has announced his candidacy through his social media accounts

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Niko Omilana has announced his candidacy through his social media accountsCredit: Getty

Who is London mayoral candidate Niko Omilana?

Niko Omilana was born in March 1998 in Staffordshire.

The 23-year-old often posts videos of his pranks on his YouTube channel, which has over 3 million subscribers.

His latest video that was posted on April, 3, 2021, where he opened a fake Starbucks as a prank, has over 2 million views.

The 23-year-old announced his candidacy through his social media accounts.

On April 2, 2021, Omilana shared a video on Instagram urging his 1.1 million followers to vote for him in the upcoming 2021 London Mayoral Election.

"I'm Niko Omilana, founding father and supreme leader of the Niko Defence League and I am running for mayor of London.

"As you can see I'm taking this extremely seriously, everything up until this moment has been a warm-up, a light jog, a walk in the park but now we are about to take the nation's biggest city.

"There is no greater leader in this country than me so please my friends, vote Niko for mayor of London on May 6th...or your breath stinks!

"Make sure you are registered to vote as well, you don't want to miss out on this one."

The 23-year-old often shares videos of his pranks on YouTube

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The 23-year-old often shares videos of his pranks on YouTubeCredit: Rex

Why is Niko Omilana running to be Mayor of London?

On April 8, 2021, the young candidate posted a video asking to be interviewed by the BBC.

He said he wants to "give young people a voice."

"Hello BBC. I'm Niko Omilana and I'm stood here outside your offices and I'm not leaving until I get an interview," he said.

He continued "See I've actually taken all precautions necessary, coming to every single one of your studios because I am outraged.

"Not only you give my competition airtime but also you pronounce my name wrong which is something I cannot forgive.

"I have been forced to assume that the only reason my name was pronounced wrong is because I am the youngest person on the mayor ballot and because of that you don't respect me.

"It's time to give young people a voice, BBC.

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"From one BBC to another, make the right choice and interview me.

"Niko Omilana, your future London mayor."

After his request, he later announced that the network has agreed to interview him the following week.

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