Davido’s ‘Aye’ is the most popular YouTube video in Nigeria in 1st quarter 2014!

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Ask any group of Nigerians how they relax, and chances are that many will say music, movies or comedy. So it is no surprise that these categories continue to top the list of the most watched videos on YouTube in Nigeria. Today, we take a look at the Top 10 YouTube videos and moments that Nigerians found most interesting in the first quarter of 2014.


Music maintained the Number 1 overall position with Davido’s hit track ‘Aye’ emerging as the most viewed YouTube video of the quarter! The video, which was directed by top Nigerian video director Clarence Peters, generated over 300k views in the first week alone- proof that Nigerians still love music as much as ever. Also on the list are the videos of Tuface Idibia’s 2012 single ‘Rainbow’ and Flavour N’abania ‘Ikwokrikwo’ video, which featured 2013 Big Brother Africa winner, Dilish Matthews.

However, while music remains a big passion for many, Comedy skits are gradually finding their place into Nigerians’ playlists. For the first time since YouTube was officially launched in Nigeria, the top 10 most-viewed list has are more comedy-skits than musical videos.

Topping the list of most watched comedy videos is the Deliverance skit featuring AY and Helen Paul. The video, which generated almost 300k views in the first month, was published by AY’s AYTV. Other comedy videos that made it to the list include ‘Maga don Pay’ and ‘The Affair’ (both by Bovi) and the hilarious phone conversation between Uche the Etisalat Customer Care executive and the wife of a customer.

Globally, some of the biggest stars on YouTube are animals and pets. From hilarious videos of cats pretending to be dead, to those of dogs taking care of babies and elephants overturning cars, YouTubers around the world cannot have enough of the wonders of the animal kingdom. Nigerians seem to be catching this bug. An incredible video of a snake devouring a crocodile after a 5 hour battle generated over 24 Million views in its first 30 days with significant views from Nigeria included!

The list wouldn’t have been complete without the occasional national interest-type videos that many seem to love. The Boko Haram Confession & Deliverance shared by Synagogue of All Nation’s Emmanuel TV is one of these. The over 200 comments shows how much interest this video is generating.

Take a look at the top 10 lists for the first quarter of 2014 (January – March) below:

Top 10 most watched in Nigeria – Q1 ( Overall) Jan – March 2014

  1. Davido – Aye (Official Video)

  2. Helen Paul Gets Her Deliverance After Jim Iyke

  3. Caught On Camera: Snake Devours Crocodile After 5 Hour Battle

  4. Maga Don Pay (Starring Bovi, Adunni & Odogwu)

  5. 2Face – Rainbow ft T-pain [Official Video]

  6. Flavour – Ikwokrikwo [Official Video]

  7. BOKO HARAM | Full Confession & Deliverance!!!

  8. PRANKING MY AFRICAN DAD | @EmansBlogs

  9. Hilarious phone call: Etisalat customer care

  10. The Affair Ft Bovi & Kate Henshaw

 

Top 10 most watched videos – MUSIC – Q1 (Jan-Mar) 2014

  1. Davido – Aye (Official Video)

  2. 2Face – Rainbow (Official Video) ft T-pain

  3. Flavour – Ikwokrikwo [Official Video]

  4. Dr SID ft Don Jazzy- SURULERE (Official Video)

  5. Tiwa Savage Ft. Don Jazzy – Eminado [Official Video]

  6. Timaya – Ukwu [Official Video]

  7. Shakira ft. Rihanna- Can’t Remember to Forget You

  8. KCEE FT WIZKID – PULL OVER (OFFICIAL VIDEO)

  9. D’Prince ft Davido and Don Jazzy- Gentleman (Official Video)

  10. Skuki – SILIFA [Official Video]

 

Top 10 most watched videos – COMEDY – Q1 (Jan-Mar) 2014

  1. Helen Paul Gets Her Deliverance After Jim Iyke

  2. Maga Don Pay (Starring Bovi, Adunni & Odogwu)

  3. PRANKING MY AFRICAN DAD | @EmansBlogs

  4. Hilarious phone call: Etisalat customer care

  5. The Affair Ft Bovi & Kate Henshaw

  6. Can You Hear Me ?

  7. DATE GONE BAD

  8. Basketmouth And Bovi Can Shake It Too

  9. I Go Dye’s Performance at AY Live Lagos

  10. Ay’s Crib Episode 2: House Girl Wanted

 

Top 10 most watched videos in Nigeria- REALITY – Q1 (Jan-Mar) 2014

  1. Caught On Camera: Snake Devours Crocodile After 5 Hour Battle

  2. Kenyans ridicule Pres Jonathan over PRESIDENTIAL FLEET

  3. Exclusive Interview With ousted CBN Governor Sanusi Lamido Sanusi

  4. Confused Baby Girl Meet Her Fathers Twin Brother For The First Time!

  5. Yanomami People Live Very Hard At Amazon

  6. RCCG 2014 Fasting guidelines

  7. Overcoming the fear of vested interest: Sanusi Lamido at TEDxYouth@Maitama

  8. HOW MKO ABIOLA WAS KILLED (Complete Nigeria Story)

  9. CONFESSION OF A FORMER BOKO HARAM MEMBER

  10. Mystery Lake in Nigeria

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