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Watch! 18 most popular Nigerian videos of 2016 on Youtube



2016 has been a year of good and bad. While the good took us to the moon, the bad broke hearts and brought tears to our eyes.

YouTube played a major part in shaping 2016 as it brought to us the exciting, heartwarming and breathtaking videos we have all come to love so much.

Of the 20 most watched videos by Nigerian audience, 18 were from indigenous content providers.

The extremely hysterical Mark Angel Comedy was the most featured with 3 videos in the top 10 non-music category.

Ugandan comedian and Dancer, MC King Kong, was the only foreign content to have cracked the Nigerian audience.

In the music category,  the global chart hit ‘Work’ by the sultry Barbadian singer/songwriter Rihanna featuring Drake occupies the top position with over 796 million views.

Local Nigerian music took up the remaining nine spots.

2016 Top 10 trending videos (Nigeria)

  1. I’ll  Beat You (Mark Angel Comedy)

  2. Tiwa Savage Addresses Tee Billz’s Accusations in Exclusive Video

  3. Emanuella Sleep (Mark Angel Comedy)

  4. After School Lesson (Mark Angel Comedy)

  5. AY Live Acapella

  6. MC King Kong Dancing Sekemba by VjOj & Awilo Longomba

  7. Jenifa’s Diary – Season 6 Trailer

  8. President Buhari Runs to Synagogue Prophet T.B Joshua for healing deliverance

  9. Funke Akindele Rocks New Boo At beach party in Jenifa’s Diary Season Five Episode one

  10. Iya Ibadan – Yoruba Latest 2016 [premium] Comedy Movie | Toyin Aimakhu | Helen Paul

Top 10 Trending music videos (Nigeria)

  1. Rihanna – Work (Explicit) ft. Drake

  2. Kiss Daniel | Mama [Official Video]

  3. Korede Bello – Mungo Park Official Music Video

  4. Phyno – Fada Fada [Official Video] ft. Olamide

  5. Falz – Soldier (Full Length Movie) ft. SIMI

  6. PSquare – Bank Alert [Official Video]

  7. Humblesmith ft. Davido (Official Video) – OSINACHI (Remix)

  8. Tekno – Pana [Official Video]

  9. Tiwa Savage ft. Wizkid – Bad ( Official Music Video )

  10. Tiwa Savage – If I Start To Talk ft. Dr. Sid ( Official Music Video )

On the global scene, here are the 20 most watched videos:

Top 10 trending videos (Global)

  1. Adele Carpool Karaoke

  2. Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen/PIKO-TARO

  3. What’s inside a Rattlesnake Rattle?

  4. Nike Football Presents: The Switch ft. Cristiano Ronaldo, Harry Kane, Anthony Martial & More

  5. Grace VanderWaal: 12-Year-Old Ukulele Player Gets Golden Buzzer – America’s Got Talent 2016

  6. Water Bottle Flip Edition | Dude Perfect

  7. Channing Tatum & Beyonce’s “Run The World (Girls)” vs. Jenna Dewan-Tatum’s “Pony” | Lip Sync Battle

  8. Donald Trump: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)


  10. Brothers Convince Little Sister of Zombie Apocalypse

Top 10 Trending music videos (Global)

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

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

  3. Hasta el Amanecer – Nicky Jam | Video Oficial

  4. The Chainsmokers – Closer (Lyric) ft. Halsey

  5. Rihanna – Work (Explicit) ft. Drake

  6. Mike Posner – I Took A Pill In Ibiza (Seeb Remix) (Explicit)

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


  9. Coldplay – Hymn For The Weekend (Official video)

  10. twenty one pilots: Heathens (from Suicide Squad: The Album) [OFFICIAL VIDEO]

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