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NJUGUSH, MIGUNA MIGUNA & KANZE DENA ARE KENYA’S MOST WATCHED VIDEOS ON YOUTUBE 2018

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YouTube launched YouTube Rewind which celebrates the videos, moments and creators who represent the best of YouTube in 2018.

This year’s list of trending non-music videos features moments of comedy, sports as well as news and politics.

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.

Africa’s most watched YouTuber, Mark Angel Comedy, topped the list of Kenyans’ most watched non-music YouTube videos for 2018.

The episode titled, ‘Who Died?’ is a hilarious account of Mark Angel trying to find an actor to play dead for a video campaign on the consequences of poor eating habits.

The second top trending video in the non-music category was one of a bride and her bridesmaids who danced down the aisle in a departure from the traditional wedding march, while Njugush Ame Nduthika by Blessed Njugush came in third place.

The video showing Miguna Miguna’s deportation at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport was fourth in the ranking, while Kanze Dena’s emotional farewell from Citizen TV to take up her new position as State House Spokesperson tugged at Kenyans’ hearts, coming in fifth place.

In the sports category, the match between Portugal and Spain during the FIFA World Cup 2018 was the the sixth most watched video.

Former US President Barack Obama dancing in Kogelo with his grandmother, Sarah, and half-sister, Auma took the seventh position.

In the music category, Kwangwaru by Harmonize featuring Diamond Platinumz emerged as Kenyans’ most watched music video.

In second place was Short and Sweet by Sauti Sol featuring Nyashinski.

The third trending music video was Chaguo La Moyo by Otile Brown and Sanaipei Tande, while Bebi Bebi by Nyashinski came in fourth place.

Lamba Lolo by Ethic Entertainment took the fifth spot.

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