YouTube has released its YouTube 2021 ‘Top Ten’ lists, celebrating 2021’s biggest moments on the streaming platform in Nigeria.
The country’s top 10 Nigerian creators on YouTube this year reflects the growing popularity of original content produced by Nigerian creators on the platform with HouseOfAjebo, official BRODA SHAGGI, APATATV+, BAKORI TV, Lightweight Entertainment and MR MACARONI all-dominating this category.
This year’s creators’ list consists of channels that share hilarious skits and movies. HouseOfAjebo, the channel that topped the list, shares funny cartoon skits and is managed by popular stand-up comedian, Erem Emeka Nehemiah, also known as Ajebo. Samuel Animashaun Perry, a Nigerian comedian, actor, songwriter and musician who also owns the channel official BRODA SHAGGI is another top creator on YouTube in Nigeria this year.
Below is the full list of the top 10 creators in Nigeria in 2021.
- official BRODA SHAGGI
- BAKORI TV
- Lightweight Entertainment
- MR MACARONI
- TAAOOMA’S CABIN
- Saira Movies
- BrainJotter Comedian
Chiké and Simi’s ‘Running to you’, Teni’s ‘For You’ featuring Davido, and WizKid’s Essence featuring Tems are the top three trending music videos this year, leading the list of most viewed music videos by Nigerians in 2021 on YouTube.
Below is the full list of the top 10 music videos in Nigeria for 2021.
- Chiké & Simi – Running (To You)
- TENI – FOR YOU ft. Davido
- WizKid – Essence ft. Tems
- WizKid – Ginger ft. Burna Boy
- Davido – The Best ft. Mayorkun
- Davido – La La ft. Ckay
- Ruger – Bounce
- Nathaniel Bassey – Hallelujah Challenge Praise Medley
- CHIDINMA – Jehovah Overdo
- Omah Lay – Understand
The selection of the top trending videos on YouTube for 2021 are based on a range of factors, beyond just viewership.
For example, YouTube also considers engagement while also looking at signals like shares and likes. YouTube’s 2021 Top Ten lists bring together the biggest videos in Nigeria from creators, personalities and mainstream media with a presence on YouTube.
Topping the list of top trending videos in Nigeria is President Kuti, a movie starring Ibrahim Yekini, Bimpe Oyebade and Odunlade Adekola on Yorubaplus. The comedy skit video, Tetracycline and Septrin from HouseOfAjebo ranked second in the country. Yoruba movies, ‘ABEBI’, starring Odunlade Adekola, and ‘Ete’, starring Bolanle Ninalowo were also among the trending videos that got Nigerians clicking ‘play’.