If there was any doubt about it before, 2016 is undoubtedly the year comedy skits finally took over the Nigerian social media space. It got so serious that the biggest comedians like Basketmouth and AY had to sit down and take notice and have even become converts skits experts themselves.
Right from the moment little Emmanuealla voiced that her now iconic “this is not my real face oo”, it was obvious that the time has now come for the rise and continuous rise of comedy skits in the country, so much so that hardly any hour now pass that terrestrial tv stations around the country do not air one comedy skit or the other.
It also didn’t hurt that social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram allow the likes of Papa Ade and Ade (of the Crazy Clown Comedy Fame) to post short videos that didn’t zap a lot of data on their pages and timelines which allowed many who wouldn’t have been able to see the videos otherwise view them.
With the huge views came rich rewards with many so-called ‘Instagram Comedians’ getting mouth-watering endorsement deals from huge brands while some even got booked for performances and went on money-spinning tours.
Unlike last year when hiphop sensation, Olamide, dominated Nigeria’s most watched YouTube videos, this year, fast rising young comedienne, Emmanuella, is the YouTube star of the year via her I’ll Beat You (Mark Angel Comedy skit) that was the most watched video on You Tube for 2016.
AY and actress Funke Akindele (Jenifa) also led the list of most watched video along with Tiwa Savage’s explosive interview which Google reveals was the second most-watched video in Nigeria in 2016.
The fact that Mark Angel Comedy was the most featured with three of the top 10 videos in the non-music category makes it obvious that Nigerians love a good laugh. Eight out of the top 10 trending videos for 2016 were also humour-themed.
See the full list of the most watched videos below:
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 )
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