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Nigeria’s 2017 Trending Videos On YouTube

YouTube, on Wednesday, released its annual Rewind lists, showcasing the moments that captured the attention of Nigerians and YouTube users around the globe this year.

The top 10 videos (excluding music videos) most viewed by Nigerians this year include comedy skits by Mark Angel, coming in 3rd and 8th position, as well as political concerns with the return of President Muhammadu Buhari from his medical trip to the United Kingdom and the Biafra protests coming in at 2nd and 4th position.

A look at the music videos most watched in Nigeria, shows how Nigerians have embraced indigenous music but not without a few foreign favorites. Songs like Davido’s ‘If’ and ‘Fall’ and DJ Khaled’s ‘Wild Thoughts’ with Rihanna and ‘I’m the One’ took top spot. Nigerian favorites ‘Come Closer’ by Wizkid featuring Drake, ‘Wo’ by Olamide, ‘Nobody Ugly’ by P-Square all made the list.

Globally, the most watched video with 181,958,411 views was Thai love song ‘As Long As We Will Become The Dust’ by Oyster Masked. The melody and beautiful meaning of the song makes it one of the performances that captured the world’s attention in 2017.

In the category of the most watched music video globally, Nigerians joined the rest of the world in their love for Latino music as ‘Despacito’ by Luis Fonsi featuring Daddy Yankee tops the category, followed by Ed Sheeran who dominated both the music and non music video category.

Checkout the YouTube Rewind 2017 Channel for more top lists from around the world.

2017 Top 10 trending videos (Nigeria)

1. Deaf And Dumb Emmanuella Vs Aki And Pawpaw – (Nigerian Nollywood Movies 2017)
2. Welcome Back President Buhari: See how the President Landed after Medical Trip in UK
3. Maths Teacher (Mark Angel Comedy) (Episode 118)
4. Biafra: Kanu I Want Binta To See This
5. NAIJ.com visits Evans the kidnapper’s house, how should he be punished?
6. Channels Television: Boko Haram Special Documentary
7. Wo – Olamide | Ikorodu Street Kids Dance (dream catchers dance)
8. Longer Throat (Mark Angel Comedy) (Episode 101)
9. President Is Back – Pete Edochie (African Nollywood Movies)
10. Akpos and Beaty 1 – (Nollywood Romantic Movies)

Top 10 Trending music videos (Nigeria)

1. Davido – If [Official Video]
2. Olamide – Wo!! [Official Video]
3. Davido – Fall
4. P-Square – Nobody Ugly [Official Video]
5. Wizkid – Come Closer ft. Drake
6. Tekno – Yawa [Official Video]
7. Flavour – Most High (feat. Semah G. Weifur) [Official Video]
8. DJ Khaled – Wild Thoughts ft. Rihanna, Bryson Tiller
9. DJ Khaled – I’m the One ft. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper, Lil Wayne
10. Ed Sheeran – Shape of You [Official Video]

Top 10 trending videos (Global)

1. As Long As We Will Become The Dust – Oyster Masked | THE MASK SINGER 2
2. ED SHEERAN – Shape Of You | Kyle Hanagami Choreography
3. Ping Pong Trick Shots 3 | – Dude Perfect
4. Darci Lynne: 12-Year- Old Singing Ventriloquist Gets Golden Buzzer – America’s Got Talent 2017
5. Ed Sheeran – Carpool Karaoke
6. Lady Gaga’s FULL Pepsi Zero Sugar Super Bowl LI Halftime Show | NFL
7. “INAUGURATION DAY” – A Bad Lip Reading of Donald Trump’s Inauguration
8. History of the entire world, I guess
9. In a Heartbeat – Animated Short Film
10. Children interrupt BBC News interview – BBC News

Top 10 Trending music videos (Global)

1. Luis Fonsi – Despacito ft. Daddy Yankee
2. Ed Sheeran – Shape of You [Official Video]
3. J Balvin, Willy William – Mi Gente (Official Video)
4. Maluma – Felices los 4 (Official Video)
5. Bruno Mars – That’s What I Like [Official Video]
6. Chris Jeday – Ahora Dice (Official Video) ft. J. Balvin, Ozuna, Arcángel
7. 05. El Amante – Nicky Jam (Video Oficial) (Álbum Fénix)
8. Jason Derulo – Swalla (feat. Nicki Minaj & Ty Dolla $ign) (Official Music Video)
9. DJ Khaled – I’m the One ft. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper, Lil Wayne
10. Enrique Iglesias – SUBEME LA RADIO (Official Video) ft. Descemer Bueno, Zion & Lennox

In answering how the lists were produced and ranked, YouTube said: “You don’t just watch videos – you share, like, make responses and more. So we looked at the many ways you interact with videos to identify the top trending videos that everybody was talking about in 2016. The final list is ranked by views.”

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