YouTube Announces The Biggest Videos In Kenya in 2016

You can’t deny the power of Youtube – a content creator’s dream, it essentially helps to cut out the middle man and allow anyone with an internet connection and talent to carve out their niche among over one billion monthly users of the service. That is a potential billion people who could make the switch from curiosity to fandom.

For established artists also, Youtube is the platform of choice for their videos: everyone uses it, so why struggle building a base independently on any other video platform.

It has today launched Youtube Rewind 2016 – a reflection of the videos that caught the imagination of Kenyans throughout the past 12 months. And some of the results might surprise you – including the fact that ‘Salome’ by Diamond was the biggest video in Kenya, with ‘Work’ by Rihanna in second place and Diamond again, in third place with the collaboration ‘Bado’.

The biggest Kenyan video was Sauti Sol’s ‘Unconditionally Bae’.

Check out all the results!


Kenya’s Top 10 Music Videos

1.Diamond Platnumz ft Rayvanny Salome

2.Rihanna – Work  ft. Drake

3.Harmonize ft Diamond – Bado

4.Sauti Sol and Alikiba – Unconditionally Bae (Official Music Video)

5.Fifth Harmony – Work from Home ft. Ty Dolla $ign

6.Calvin Harris – This Is What You Came For (Official Video) ft. Rihanna

7.Rayvanny – Kwetu (Official video)

8.Sia – Cheap Thrills (Lyric Video) ft. Sean Paul

9.Zayn – Pillowtalk

10.Jennifer Lopez – Ain’t Your Mama


Trends in videos in Kenya were driven by uploads by members of the public as opposed to those by ‘celebrities’.

Kenya’s Top 10 Videos

1.Bamba Mbaya Dance by Bishop Gatimu Ngandu Girls High School

2.Mume kaenda kazini, Wife kaleta Mchepuko nyumbani.. cheating in marriage

3.Guest Anchor: Self proclaimed King of Bling Rapper CMB Prezzo; How he dated Beyonce Knowles

4.I’ll Beat You (Mark Angel Comedy) (Episode 64)

5.Jicho Pevu yaangazia saa kumi na mbili za mwisho za mwendazake Jacob Juma

6.MC King Kong Dancing Sekemba by VjOj & Awilo Longomba New Video 2016 DjDinTV

7.Sauti Sol – Upper Hill School Choir – Kuliko Jana

8.The Wedding of the Year 2015

9.Eric Omondi How To Be Diamond Platnumz



Check out Youtube Rewind 2016 in full

Images: Youtube + Blizz UG

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