Kanze Dena, Njugush, Ethic, Otile Brown had the most watched YouTube videos of 2018

Kanze Dena, Njugush, Ethic, Otile Brown had the most watched YouTube videos of 2018

YouTube, the Google owned American video-sharing website has released its list of some of the videos that have pulled in the most views across the year.

The website, which is the second largest search engine in the world after Google, released the list during the launch of YouTube Rewind; the annual review of videos produced, created, and uploaded on YouTube.

The list, divided into two; Trending Non-Music Videos and Trending Music Videos shares the top videos globally as well as locally. Local content seems to be gaining popularity although some work is still needed to overturn the Nigeria and Tanzanian influence.

“This year’s Top Trending Videos are a testament to the adeptness of Kenyan YouTubers in creating content that entertains, informs and inspires their audiences,” says Dorothy Ooko, Africa’s Head of Communications & Public Affairs at Google.

In the Trending Non-Music Videos, Mark Angel Comedy, the Nigerian comic topped the list with his “Who Died?” webisode.

The second top trending video in the non-music category was one of a bride and her bridesmaids dancing down the aisle while popular comedian Njugush and his “Ame Nduthika” vlog came in third.

The video of Miguna Miguna’s dramatic and controversial deportation at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport was fourth while former Citizen star anchor Kanze Dena’s emotional farewell after being appointed State House Spokesperson was fifth.

Portugal Vs Spain match during the FIFA World Cup 2018 was sixth, former US President Barack Obama’s dance with his his grandmother in Kogelo was seventh.

In the Trending Music Videos, the Kenyans were a bit dominant but still ceded the first position to Tanzanian superstars Diamond and Harmonize.

Kwangwaru, by Harmonize featuring Diamond was Kenyans’ most watched music video followed by Short and Sweet by Sauti Sol featuring Nyashinski.

The third most watched music video was Chaguo La Moyo by Otile Brown and Sanaipei Tande followed by Nyashinski’s Bebi Bebi in fourth place.

The controversial but mega hit Lamba Lolo by Ethic took the fifth spot. It is important to note that Lamba Lolo was almost exclusively driven up the charts by Kenyans on Twitter who started praising it so much so that radio and TV were forced to follow suit.

Globally, Kylie Jenner had the most watched video in the Non-music list while the top trending music video was Te Bote Remix by Casper, Nio García, Darell, Nicky Jam, Bad Bunny, Ozuna.

Here’s the complete list.

Trending Non-Music Videos- Kenya:

Who Died? – Mark Angel Comedy
Best Wedding Dance Ever (Official Bride & Maids Dance) – MC Gospel
Njugush Ame Nduthika – Njugush
Miguna Miguna Refuses to be Deported to Dubai from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport – Xtian Dela
Kila La Heri, Kanze – Citizen TV Kenya
Portugal vs. Spain- 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia – Match 3- FIFA TV
Obama in Kogelo- Dancing with his Grandmother. You Gotta Love the American Moves! – Online Community KE
Usicheze na Conductor wa Mat za Mwihoko – Henry Desagu
MCA Tricky Buys Himself Samantha – MCA Tricky TV
MC Sunday- Ukiomba Msichana wa Mombasa Namba ya Simu – Churchill Show

Trending Music Videos:

Kwangwaru– Harmonize featuring Diamond Platinumz
Short & Sweet – Sauti Sol featuring Nyashinski
Chaguo La Moyo – Otile Brown featuring Sanaipei Tande
Bebi Bebi – Nyashinski
Lamba Lolo – Ethic Entertainment
Njiwa – Willy Paul featuring Nandy
Nadekezwa– Mbosso
Bum Bum – Yemi Alade
Starboy – Soco featuring Terri, Spotless, Ceeza Willi and Wizkid
Consuming Fire – Jimmy D Psalmist

Global trending non-music videos:

To Our Daughter – Kylie Jenner
Real Life Trick Shots 2 – Dude Perfect
We broke up- David Dobrik
Walmart yodeling kid- Sonnel Official
Do You Hear “Yanny” or “Laurel”? (SOLVED with SCIENCE)- ASAP Science
Portugal v Spain – 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ – MATCH 3- FIFA TV
Build Swimming Pool Around Underground House- Primitive Survival Tool
Cobra Kai Ep 1 – “Ace Degenerate” – The Karate Kid Saga Continues- Cobra Kai
Behan Bhai Ki School Life – Amit Bhadana

Global Trending Music Videos:

Te Bote Remix – Casper, Nio García, Darell, Nicky Jam, Bad Bunny, Ozuna
Nicky Jam x J. Balvin – X (EQUIS) | Official Video | Prod. Afro Bros & Jeon
Girls Like You Maroon 5 ft. Cardi B
Daddy Yankee | Dura (Official Video)
Ozuna x Romeo Santos – El Farsante (Remix) (Official Video)
Becky G, Natti Natasha – (Video Official)
El Chombo (Official Video)
Drake – God’s Plan
Reik – Me Niego ft. Ozuna, Wisin (Official Video)
Vaina Loca – Ozuna x Manuel Turizo (Official Video)