It's not uncommon for many popular YouTubers to go by their channel name. All the big names in the industry like PewDiePie, Markiplier, jacksepticeye, and Ninja go by their aliases. 

Most of these pseudonyms might have a story behind them. As for YouTuber Jevontay Baynes, a.k.a SoLLUMINATI, the name apparently has no real meaning.

SoLLUMINATI, who started by posting videos about NBA2K and later transitioned to IRL stuff, has iterated multiple times that he is not a conspiracy theorist. His name has nothing to do with the devil, secret society, or anything remotely related to it.


SoLLUMINATI, whose real name is Jevontay Baynes, was born on October 4, 1994. And at just the age of 26, the social media star boasts over two million subscribers from his YouTube Channels, SoLLUMINATI and SPIRITUAL So alone.

Prior to joining YouTube, SoLLUMINATI used to play college basketball at Odessa College and Eastern Michigan University. Even the start of his YouTube career started with basketball. When he first started making videos in 2015, all his content was NBA 2K15 gameplay. For a basketball player, SoLLUMINATI's height is often a topic of curiosity for his fans, with 'How tall is SoLLUMINATI', often popping up at search engines. But as fitting for someone who is so into basketball, he stands at the height of 6 feet and 4 inches. 

As he transitioned to real-life content and away from gaming in 2016, a good portion of his videos were still about basketball. 

Where did the name SoLLUMINATI come from?

When a fan asked about where the name SoLLUMINATI came from, Jevontay answered that he thought of the name that he wanted to stand out and one that people wouldn't forget. In the Q & A video, the popular YouTuber says that the alias has nothing to do with the devil and that he rather believes in God. "I am not into Illuminati, I am not none of that bro. It's just a name," he says. 

"Now when I first made the name SoLLUMINATI, I just thought, I need a name that stand out. And if you see SoLLUMINATI you are not gonna forget that name. You get what I am saying? Like, if you hear SoLLUMINATI, you are not going to forget that name. And it actually wasn’t me that came out with that name, it was King SO."

SoLLUMINATI has a Second Channel

Jevontay isn't as active in the SoLLUMINATI channel anymore as he used to be. Instead, he is much more active on his second channel, named SPIRITUAL So. It has 1.15 million subscribers and has amassed a total of 66.5 million total views.

The content of the channel consists of motivational and spiritual videos, vlogs, and other challenge videos. Though his second channel touches more on the spiritual aspect, SoLLUMINATI uses his primary channel to mostly share his opinion on almost everything under the sun, from US Elections, his views on schools to sensitive issues like suicide. His videos are straightforward, addressing issues directly and without mincing words. Apart from opinions, the dynamic YouTuber also shares his workout routines and at times, his experience of controlling his desires. For example, he has uploaded a series of videos demonstrating his urge to keep his sexual desires in check. 

SoLLUMINATI's transition in his YouTube career from gaming to real-life, nature, and spirituality goes on to show that his alias is merely a name and not a reflection of his contents.