The young Breton Neicigam is a hit on social networks with his magic tricks.
One of his videos where he portrays Ed Sheeran by cutting a sheet of paper has been viewed over 17 million times on TikTok.
If he hopes to break into magic, the 20-year-old is also focused on his nursing studies.
He still hesitates between magic and healing.
While waiting to make up his mind, Florian Colmart is pursuing his nursing studies and his passion for sleight of hand.
Originally from Trébeurden in the Côtes-d'Armor, the young man, aged 20, is also starting to make a name for himself on the Web.
A few videos posted on social networks were enough for Neicigam, his stage name, to panic the counters.
In one, viewed over 17 million times on TikTok, we see him bend a sheet of paper and cut it a bit haphazardly with scissors.
A few seconds later, the result is stunning with the face of singer Ed Sheeran appearing on the sheet as if by magic.
“It's all about technique, imagination and visualization,” he explains, being careful not to reveal his secrets.
"Perseverance and a lot of work"
Network star, with more than 1.3 million subscribers to his TikTok channel, Neicigam discovered magic like many people when he was a child.
“I started at the age of 6 and a half with a box that was given to me at Christmas,” says the young man.
Fascinated by the magic tricks of Bernard Bilis on television, he dreams of having "the same supernatural powers as magicians".
He will learn later that it is not David Copperfield who wants it and that magic requires above all "perseverance and work".
A line of conduct to which the young Breton stuck during his childhood, working alone in his corner with his parents and his big brother as spectators.
After doing a few small scenes in the region, Neicigam took advantage of the first confinement last spring to launch on the Web.
"I worked my laps at night and then I published the videos the next morning," said the young man.
His videos broadcast on Brazilian television
Adept at close-up, "a magic of proximity with simple, fast turns and no fuss", his beginnings are rather promising.
But it was a month ago that the buzz started with his videos of portraits of Ed Sheeran, Jim Carrey or Snoop Dogg which have toured the planet.
“They were broadcast on Brazilian television and toured in many countries,” he says, a little overwhelmed by all this excitement.
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The young man nevertheless keeps his head on his shoulders.
"I will first finish my studies and if it works in magic so much the better.
But if this is not the case, I will start my nursing career, a job in which I also give pleasure to people ”.
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Deprived of stages, the magicians switch to video shows