It's common for 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 monikers even have a story behind them.

But for YouTuber 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, real name Jevontay Baynes, was born on October 4, 1994. Now at the age of 26, the social media star boasts over one million subscribers each on his YouTube channels SoLLUMINATI and SPIRITUAL So.


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Prior to joining YouTube, Baynes played college basketball at Odessa College and the Eastern Michigan University. Even his YouTube career started with basketball as he covered the content of NBA 2K15 gameplay in 2015.

His height is often a topic of curiosity for his fans who ask how tall is SoLLUMINATI? Fitting for a basketball player, he stands at the height of 6 feet and 4 inches. 

Where Did the Name SoLLUMINATI Come From?

In a Q & A session in 2017, when a fan asked about where his name SoLLUMINATI came from, Baynes answered it was from creativity. He just wanted a name that would stand out and be unforgettable. 

The popular YouTuber also clarified his alias had nothing to do with the devil or the secret society Illuminati. Rather, he shared he believed in god.

I am not into Illuminati, I am not none of that bro. It's just a name.

SoLLUMINATI Has a Second Channel

Baynes isn't as active in the SoLLUMINATI channel as he used to be. Instead, he is active on his second channel, SPIRITUAL So. It has over 1.15 million subscribers and 66.5 million views.

The content of the channel comprises motivational and spiritual videos, vlogs, and other challenges.

Though his second channel touches more on the spiritual aspect, SoLLUMINATI uses his primary channel to share his opinion on almost everything under the sun -— from US Elections, his views on schools to sensitive issues like suicide.

Besides opinions, Baynes also shares his workout routines and his spiritual experiences. 

SoLLUMINATI's transition in his YouTube career from gaming to real-life, nature, and spirituality shows that his alias is merely a name and not a reflection of his contents. He has used the same name for his Instagram and Twitch accounts.