The media expose` on Mugo Wairimu, branded as a rogue gynaecologist who allegedly raped his patients, has emerged as the most-watched video of the year in Kenya.
This is according to a ranking by YouTube of videos that captured Kenyans attention this year. YouTube is a Google-owned video hosting service on which users can upload, share, view, and even download videos.
It emerged that most watched videos were mainly those that were first aired on local TV stations.
Janet Mbugua’s labour prank on Hussein Mohammed, Johnstone Muthama’s speech at an opposition Cord rally in Uhuru Park and Eric Omondi’s Nabeba Mawe videos emerged as second, third and fourth most watched videos respectively.
Other clips in the top-ten most watched videos list include Larry Madowo’s the trend interview with Shaniqwa, pastor Ng’ang’a’s unmasked, Alfred Keter’s weighbridge saga, Janet Mbugua’s wedding, Professor Hamo’s my president is black and ‘Try not to laugh or grin watching this’.
In the category of the most viewed music videos in Kenya, Nasema Nawe video by Diamond Platnumz featuring Khadija Kopa topped the list.
‘See you again’ by the American rapper Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth was second most watched music video in the country and the World’s most viewed too while Nerea by Sauti Sol and Amos and Josh came in third.
Other most watched music videos in Kenya were Nana by Diamond Platnumz and Flavour, Post to be by Omarion and Bad blood by Taylor Swift, Chekecha Cheketua by Ali Kiba, Baadaye by Amos and Josh featuring Rabbit, Sugar by Maroon 5 and Lean On by Major Lazer and Dj Snake- which were also world’s most watched videos at positions two and four respectively.
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Other top ten most viewed videos in the world also included, Love me like you do (Ellie Goulding), Bad blood (Taylor Swift), Hey Mama (David Guetta), Elastic Heart (Sia) and worth it (Fifth Harmony).
The top 10 music videos collectively in the world, have more than 66 million subscribers and people spent over 37,000 years playing them in 2015, read a statement by Google in part.
During release of the most popular videos YouTube also unveiled Trending Tab on the YouTube app, which will deliver most trending videos directly to android, iOS and desktop devices’ home page.
The videos appearing on the tab will span from new movie trailers, music videos and other viral clips from YouTube creators. The content appearing on the tab will depend on the location.
SOURCE: BUSINESS DAILY