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At the end of every year, YouTube releases a mash-up video that captures the year’s favourite YouTube moments, including a list of viral videos, events, memes, and music for the year. The video also features popular YouTubers and content creators, and celebrities. The first #YouTubeRewind episode was uploaded in 2010 and was tagged “2010 YouTube Rewind: Year in Review“. It highlighted the top 10 most popular videos on YouTube for that year. Last year’s video was called “YouTube Rewind: The Ultimate 2016 Challenge” primarily because 2016 was the year of viral online challenges – Mannequin Challenge, Running Man Challenge, Pokémon Go, even the Rewind challenge hosted by YouTube. The 2017 Rewind video is titled “Youtube Rewind: The Shape of 2017“, obviously referencing Ed Sheeran’s 2017 hit song Shape of You. The video features some of the hottest songs from 2017, and some other great talents in choreography, and animation. They also revealed videos that trended most this year globally, taking into account time spent watching, sharing, commenting, liking, and these videos. On the local scene, Nigerians favoured comedy skits over any other category. Some of the top videos from Nigeria include skits by Mark Angel, political issues with the presidency and Biafra protests, and videos from Olamide and Davido. Here’s a list of the top watched videos

Top 10 Trending Videos (Nigeria)

  • Deaf and Dumb Emmanuella Vs Akin And Pawpaw
  • Welcome Back President Buhari: See how the President Landed after Medical Trip in UK
  • Maths Teacher (Mark Angel Comedy) (Episode 118)
  • Biafra: Kanu I Want Binta To See This
  • com visits Evans the kidnapper’s house, how should he be punished?
  • Channels Television: Boko Haram Special Documentary
  • Wo – Olamide | Ikorodu Street Kids Dance (dream catchers dance)
  • Longer Throat (Mark Angel Comedy) (Episode 101)
  • President Is Back – Pete Edochie
  • Akpos And Beaty 1

Top 10 Trending Music Videos (Nigeria)

  • Davido – If [Official Video]
  • Olamide – Wo!! [Official Video]
  • Davido – Fall
  • P-Square – Nobody Ugly [Official Video]
  • WizKid – Come Closer ft. Drake
  • Tekno – Yawa [Official Video]
  • Flavour – Most High (feat. Semah G. Weifur) [Official Video]
  • DJ Khaled – Wild Thoughts ft. Rihanna, Bryson Tiller
  • DJ Khaled – I’m the One ft. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper, Lil Wayne
  • Ed Sheeran – Shape of You [Official Video]

Top 10 Trending Videos In (Global)


Top 10 Trending music videos (Global)

According to YouTube, the top 10 trending videos of the year garnered more than 630 million views and people spent more than a collective 40 million hours watching them. Click here to watch the Rewind video. Featured Image Credit:

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This article was first published on 20th December 2017


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