The infamous personality is well-known for his acerbic and frequently vicious clapbacks. Aside than that, little is known about the Twitter troll’s true identity.
Here’s what we’ve learned about the mysterious social media celebrity.
He’s known as the “President of Black Twitter.”
Chris Excel was voted “President of Black Twitter” by South African tweeps in 2021, according to the unofficial official Twitter awards.
The influencer, who goes by the handle @ChrisExcel102, thanked his followers for their support in his “acceptance speech.” He also committed to “stand up” for everyday Twitter users, “regardless” of their number of followers.
One tweep said of Chris Excel: “As your people are proud of you Chris Excel, you are the voice to the voiceless. You speak what would have been on our minds all the time”.
Fellow South African..
In evening..I come here before you as humble & Honourd.. I would like to thank each everyone who Voted me as your new leader…
— ChrisExcel (@ChrisExcel102) January 6, 2021
According to Chris Excel’s Twitter biography, he is the “only legal catfish” in Mzansi.
Chris Excel does not use his real name nor does he use a real photo on his Twitter account. If you’re wondering who the woman in his profile picture is, it’s influencer and student Bianca Coster. The UJ student claims she is aware that Chris Excel is using her picture in his Twitter profile, but that she has tried “unsuccessfully” to report him to the site’s authorities.
Bianca said in an Instagram Q& A: “Honestly, I just ignore it now. In the beginning, it really upset me because a lot of people were asking about it and genuinely thought it was me.
“I’ve tried to report the account countless times to no avail. So I’m going to let bygones be bygones”.
He loves a good celebrity feud
Chris Excel has gone up against the biggest celebs in Mzansi including Bonang, Pearl Thusi, Cassper Nyovest and AKA.
Most recently he got into a Twitter spat with One South Africa Movement leader Mmusi Maimane and even dragged US singer Ari Lennox over her comments about MacG.
Not Chris Excel making sure that Ari Lennox deletes her tweets 🤭🤭🤭… it's only a matter of time she deactivates her account or block him!
Azishe bazalwane👇👇👇👇 pic.twitter.com/dKKlVM5EHA
— 🔥🇿🇦Nzimangwenya Gqoboka🇿🇦🔥 (@Am_Nzimangwenya) January 22, 2022
There’s no denying that Chris Excel is one of South Africa’s biggest and most influential Twitter personalities.
Even MacG is a fan, and wants the Twitter star to appear on his Podcast & Chill show.
— 😈 X ✞ (@RealXavier011) January 24, 2022
With “fame” comes criticism, and while Chris Excel represents the “underdog,” he is also regarded as a cyber bully.
Chris was recently criticized for “contributing” to the social media storm that allegedly drove veteran actor Patrick Shai into killing himself in January 2022.
Bab' Patrick Shai should've asked money nicely to Cassper Nyovest
We understand it's January and he's no longer getting Gigs
Such a legend to Destroy his legacy he build all these years because of hunger..
— ChrisExcel (@ChrisExcel102) January 17, 2022