From videos that got us laughing till we had tears in our eyes, to those that left us angry, worried and curious, this year’s top trending YouTube videos show great that great channels are driving pop culture and becoming a platform for Nigerians to express their deepest emotions.

YouTube RewindIt’s now that time of the year when we take a look at the videos, channels, and moments that shaped our year. As unpredictable as each year seems to be, it’s clear that trending videos are getting bigger, and the global community responsible for them is driving pop culture unlike ever before.

A look at Nigerian favorite music videos in 2013, reveals that Naija music has indeed found a place in our hearts and on our dance floors. Songs like Ada Ada by Flavour, Caro by Starboy feat L.A.X & Wizkid, Personally by P-Square,  Jaiye Jaiye by Wizkid ft Femi Kuti and Eminado by newly married diva Tiwa Savage ft Don jazzy were some of the most watched music videos in NIgeria in 2013.

The comedy-loving side of the Nigerian was also evident from the list of most viewed videos, with videos like The Interview by NdaniTV and Lagos Big Girl’s Game by VideoHitsShow’s featuring as two of the most watched videos in 2013.

In addition to music and comedy, Nigeria also had its share of highly talked about news content that got everyone sharing, liking and commenting. Videos like the Channels TV’s interview with the NSCDC commandant (popularly referred to as “Oga at the Top”) and the toe-to-toe #girlnotbride conversation between movie celeb Stella Damasus and Senator Yerima on the Al-Jazeera show The Stream were some of the most emotional Nigerian moments on YouTube.

Globally, the world watched the The Fox more than 265 million times, making it the top trending video of 2013. Viewers also made it a top searched Halloween costume, and you’ll maybe even read it as a children’s book. The global public turned out in record-setting numbers to see Psy’s post-Gangnam Style performance on his latest video Gentleman  You watched, listened, and reacted to just about everything Miley Cyrus did. And you made more “Harlem Shake” videos than there are people in Manhattan (1.7 million if you’re counting).

To celebrate all these moments, over 60 top creators on YouTube got together and made a little video: http://www.youtube.com/user/theyearinreviewNG

Behind every great video is a great channel, and the channels behind this year’s top videos have more than 23 million subscribers around the world. Thanks to videos and channels like these, you’re now watching more than 7 billion hours of video every month on YouTube, and uploading a week’s worth of video per minute. And fans of YouTube are truly global — with 80% of views coming from outside the United States.

Check out the YouTube Rewind 2013 Channel for even more top lists of the year from round the world, and stay tuned at Google.com/Zeitgeist next week for Google’s annual look at the people, aplaces and events that captured the world’s attention this year.

For more info, images and video: visit the YouTube Rewind press site: https://sites.google.com/site/ytrewindpress/

Top 10 Videos watched in Nigeria in 2013 excluding Music

  1.  Last Flight To Abuja – The full movie (Nollywood Movies 2013)
  2. Civil Defence Commandant Can’t Tell His Organisation’s Web Address
  3. EDIDI-(The Bond) – Latest Yoruba Movie 2013 Starring Iyabo Ojo
  4. Stella Damasus and Senator Yerima on Al-Jazeera Network THE STREAM
  5. The Leaked Video Of Gen. Diya Oladipo Pleading With Gen. Sanni Abacha – Oputa Panel
  6. THE LAGOS BIG GIRL’S GAME ( Reanne Opia)
  7. Bling!
  8. How to get married; “Naija” style by Toke Makinwa
  9. The Interview – A tale of Frank Donga
  10. Nigeria – Burkina Faso | CAN Orange 2013 | 21.01.2013

Top 10 Channels in Nigeria in 2013

  1.  AYTVAYTV
  2. channelsweb
  3. yorubamagic
  4. mynaijalove
  5. TVNolly
  6. nollywood5star
  7. ndaniTV
  8. DavidoHKNTV
  9. Nollywood5ive
  10. officialiyanya

Top 10 Music Videos watched by Nigerians

  1.  Ada Ada [Official Video]  by Flavour
  2. PULL OVER (OFFICIAL VIDEO) by KCEE Ft. Wizkid
  3. Personally by P-Square
  4. CARO – (Official Video) by Starboy Ft. L.A.X & Wizkid
  5. Jaiye Jaiye (Official Video) by WizKid Ft. Femi Kuti
  6. Sexy Mama [Official Video] by Iyanya Ft. Wizkid
  7. Eminado [Official Video] by Tiwa Savage Ft. Don Jazzy
  8. Stupid love by Olamide
  9. Skelewu (Official Video) by Davido
  1. Emi ni baller (Official Video) by Chidinma Ft. Tha Suspect & IllBliss

Global Top Trending Videos for 2013

  1.  Ylvis – The Fox (What Does the Fox Say?) by tvnorge
  2. Harlem Shake (original army edition) by kennethaakonsen
  3. How Animals Eat Their Food | MisterEpicMann by MisterEpicMann
  4. Miley Cyrus – Wrecking Ball (Chatroulette Version) by SteveKardynal
  5. baby&me / the new evian film by EvianBabies
  6. Volvo Trucks – The Epic Split feat. Van Damme by VolvoTrucks
  7. YOLO (feat. Adam Levine & Kendrick Lamar) by thelonelyisland
  8. Telekinetic Coffee Shop Surprise by CarrieNYC
  9. THE NFL : A Bad Lip Reading by BadLipReading
  10. Mozart vs Skrillex. Epic Rap Battles of History Season 2 by ERB

Global Top Music Videos for 2013

  1.  PSY – GENTLEMAN M/V by officialpsy
  2. Miley Cyrus – Wrecking Ball by MileyCyrusVEVO
  3. Miley Cyrus – We Can’t Stop by MileyCyrusVEVO
  4. Katy Perry – Roar (Official) by KatyPerryVEVO
  5. P!nk – Just Give Me A Reason ft. Nate Ruess, PinkVEVO
  6. Robin Thicke – Blurred Lines ft. T.I., Pharrell by RobinThickeVEVO
  7. Rihanna – Stay ft. Mikky Ekko by RihannaVEVO
  8. Naughty Boy – La La La ft. Sam Smith by NaughtyBoyVEVO
  9. Selena Gomez – Come & Get It by SelenaGomezVEVO
  10. Avicii – Wake Me Up (Official Video) by AviciiOfficialVEVO