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Here are the YouTube videos South Africa was watching in 2017

YouTube this week announced the most watched videos of 2017 worldwide — but there aren’t exactly the videos South Africa was watching.

Instead, South Africans were keeping loyal to local artists, Nigerian comedians, and beautiful women. Standard.

(This list is of general trending videos, and not music videos from major labels.)

10. Simphiwe Ngema remembers late husband Dumisani Masilela

Who: Eyewitness News When: 9 August Views: 1 million.

9. Quick thinking Porsche driver outwits an armed hijacker

Who: Crime Intelligence & Community Awareness When: 13 May 2017 Views: 4.4 million.

8. Maths Teacher (Mark Angel Comedy)

Who: MarkAngelComedy When: 16 June Views: 7 million.

7. Uzalo Mamlambo in real life

Who: South African Videos When: 8 May Views: 1.6 million.

6. New Durban bhenga Dance 2017

Who: DangerFlex SA When: 26 January Views: 955 600.

5. Sipho Ngwenya feat Thinah Zungu – Jesu fik’ekuseni

Who: Ngonyama Music When: 2 January Views: 1.5 million.

4. Noko Mashaba – Student Problems

Who: Ramscomics When: 16 February Views: 1.5 million.

3. Sun-EL Musician – Akanamali Feat. Samthing Soweto

Who: El World TV When: 30 May Views: 2.5 million.

2. Prince Kaybee Ft Lady Zamar – Charlotte (Official Video)

Who: Prince Kaybee When: 17 February Views: 3.6 million.

1. Gobisiqolo – Bhizer ft Busiswa, SC Gorna, Bhepepe

Who: Da Movement Projects When: 12 January Views: 4.1 million.

Views were counted on 7 December 2017. They represent total views, and not South African views alone.

Feature image: Screenshot, Prince Kaybee via YouTube

Author | Julia Breakey

Julia Breakey
Julia is a UCT film graduate with a passion for dogs, media, and dog-centric media. If she's not gushing about the new television show that you need to watch, she's rewatching The Good Place (which you need to watch). More

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