TechInAfrica – YouTube has launched YouTube Rewind, an annual review to appreciate the best videos, moments, and creators in 2018. In Kenya, Mark Angel Comedy is on the top list of most watched YouTuber in 2018, in the category of non-music YouTube videos.
Africa’s Head of Communications & Public Affairs of Google, Dorothy Ooko, said: “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.”
Apart from Mark Angel Comedy, the second most trending video of the non-music category is a bride and her bridesmaids who danced down the aisle. Meanwhile, being in the third place is Njugush Ame Nduthika, Miguna Miguna’s deportation at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and Kanze Dena’s emotional farewell from Citizen TV are at the fourth and fifth place.
In the category of music, being on the top list is Kwangwaru by Harmonize featuring Diamond Platinumz, while in the second place is Short and Sweet by Sauti Sol featuring Nyashinski. Being the third, fourth, and fifth most watched YouTube videos in the music category are Chaguo La Moyo by Otile Brown and Sanaipei Tand; Bebi Bebi by Nyashinski; and Lamba Lolo by Ethic Entertainment.
Apart from YouTube Rewind, YouTube also improved its search and discovery system to make it easier for users to find videos they love to watch. For example, YouTube Music charts, showing what Kenyans most listened to weekly.
The top 10 of most watched YouTube videos in 2018 by Kenyans are:
Non-Music Video Trending
- Mark Angel Comedy: Who Died?
- MC Gospel: Best Wedding Dance Ever (Official Bride & Maids Dance)
- Njugush: Njugush Ame Nduthika
- Xtian Dela: Miguna Miguna Refuses to be Deported to Dubai from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport
- Citizen TV Kenya: Kila La Heri, Kanze
- FIFA TV: Portugal vs. Spain- 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia- Match 3
- Online Community KE: Obama in Kogelo- Dancing with his Grandmother. You Gotta Love the American Moves!
- Henry Desagu: Usicheze na Conductor wa Mat za Mwihoko
- MCA Tricky TV: MCA Tricky Buys Himself Samantha
- Churchill Show: MC Sunday- Ukiomba Msichana wa Mombasa Namba ya Simu
Music Video Trending
- Harmonize featuring Diamond Platinumz: Kwangwaru
- Sauti Sol featuring Nyashinski: Short & Sweet
- Otile Brown featuring Sanaipei Tande: Chaguo La Moyo
- Nyashinski: Bebi Bebi
- Ethic Entertainment: Lamba Lolo
- Willy Paul featuring Nandy: Njiwa
- Mbosso: Nadekezwa
- Yemi Alade: Bum Bum
- Soco featuring Terri, Spotless, Ceeza Willi and Wizkid: Starboy
- Jimmy D Psalmist: Consuming Fire