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YouTube Releases Top 10 Nigerian Creators, Music Videos for 2021

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HouseOfAjebo Top 10 Nigerian Creators

By Dipo Olowookere

The world’s most popular online video community, YouTube, has released the top 10 Nigerian creators, who trended and had the biggest moments on the platform in 2021 in the country.

The list, according to a statement from YouTube, is to celebrate the content creators and reflects the growing popularity of original content produced by Nigerian creators on the platform with HouseOfAjebo, official Broda Shaggi, ApataTV+, Bakori TV, Lightweight Entertainment and Mr Macaroni all dominating this category.

It was further stated that this year’s creators’ list consists of channels that share hilarious skits and movies.

HouseOfAjebo, the channel that topped the list, shares funny cartoon skits and is managed by popular stand-up comedian, Erem Emeka Nehemiah, also known as Ajebo.

Samuel Animashaun Perry, a Nigerian comedian, actor, songwriter and musician who also owns the channel official Broda Shaggi is another top creator on YouTube in Nigeria this year.

In addition, the platform released the top 10 music videos in Nigeria on YouTube, with Chiké and Simi’s Running to you, Teni’s For You featuring Davido, and WizKid’s Essence featuring Tems, leading the list of most viewed music videos by Nigerians in 2021 on YouTube.

The statement explained that the selection of the top trending videos on YouTube for 2021 was based on a range of factors, beyond just viewership.

YouTube said, for example, it considered engagement while also looking at signals like shares and likes.

It stated that topping the list of top trending videos in Nigeria was President Kuti, a movie starring Ibrahim Yekini, Bimpe Oyebade and Odunlade Adekola on Yorubaplus.

The comedy skit video, Tetracycline and Septrin from HouseOfAjebo ranked second in the country, while Yoruba movies, Abebi, starring Odunlade Adekola, and Ete, starring Bolanle Ninalowo were also among the trending videos that got Nigerians clicking “play”.

Below is the full list of the different categories;

Top 10 Creators in Nigeria

Top 10 Music Videos in Nigeria

Channel

Chiké & Simi – Running (To You)

TENI – FOR YOU ft. Davido

WizKid – Essence ft. Tems

WizKid – Ginger ft. Burna Boy

Davido – The Best ft. Mayorkun

Davido – La La ft. Ckay

Ruger – Bounce

Nathaniel Bassey – Hallelujah Challenge Praise Medley

CHIDINMA – Jehovah Overdo

Omah Lay – Understand

Top 10 Trending Videos in Nigeria

Video Title

Channel

President Kuti – movie starring Ibrahim Yekini|Bimpe Oyebade|Odunlade Adekola

Yorubaplus

Tetracycline and Septrin

HouseOfAjebo

ABEBI – movie staring Odunlade Adekola| Bimbo Oshin| Fisayo Amodemaja|Funke Etti| Tunde Ola

LibraTv

Ete – movie Starring Bolanle Ninalowo, Mercy Aigbe, Femi Adebayo

YORUBAPLAY

BEFORE YOU BURY ME FULL MOVIE 9&10 (BURY ME)

MagicNollyTV

NENGI BREAD SELLER | BRODA SHAGGI | POCO LEE

official BRODA SHAGGI

SELINA TESTED – (EPISODE 18 WAR IS COMING)

Lightweight Entertainment

She Never Knw I Am Only Pretending To Be Poor Company Driver Just 2Knw If She Truly Love Me – Nigerian

TOP LOVE TV

BURY ME SEASON 1 (NEW HIT MOVIE) – ZUBBY MICHEAL|2021 

Firstnollytv

This Deeper Life Wedding Is A Must Watch! Modesty and Glamour! Sarah & Paul 2020😍😍

Thrive With Rejoice

 

 

 

Dipo Olowookere is a journalist based in Nigeria that has passion for reporting business news stories. At his leisure time, he watches football and supports 3SC of Ibadan. Mr Olowookere can be reached via dipo.olowookere@businesspost.ng

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Q4 2021: Nollywood Records 1.9% Rise in Movie Production

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By Adedapo Adesanya

A total of 382 movies was produced by the Nigerian film industry, otherwise known as Nollywood, in the last quarter of  2021, up from 375 in the third quarter, indicating a 1.9 per cent growth quarter-on-quarter.

This was disclosed by the National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB) in a statement signed by Mr Adedayo Thomas, Executive Director/CEO of the board.

According to him, the figure was made available by the Department of Film Censorship and Classification of the board in its fourth-quarter report for the year, which captured all films submitted to the board from across the country.

Mr Thomas said that Lagos State had the highest number of movies produced for the period with 181, while Onitsha followed with 96 movies and Abuja with 87 movies.

The analysis by locations further showed that Kano had seven, while Port Harcourt and Jos recorded three respectively and Benin had five movies for the period under review.

“The report is for onward submission to the relevant Federal Government authority for compilation of the nation’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) for the fourth quarter (Q4), 2021.

“We are happy that the industry is picking up again, having survived the harsh impact of the COVID 19 pandemic on every sector of our economy, including the creative sector and the motion picture industry in particular.

“We introduced virtual censorship platforms to keep the industry running so as not to jeopardise the business interest of stakeholders, and that has become an integral part of our operations,” he said.

NFVCB is a federal government body that regulates the films and video industry in Nigeria. The board is empowered by law to classify all films and videos whether imported or produced locally.

It is also the duty of the board to register all films and videos outlets across the country and to keep a register of such registered outlets, among other functions.

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Ghana’s Amaarae Joins Spotify EQUAL Music Programme

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Ghanaian star Amaarae

By Modupe Gbadeyanka

The prestigious Spotify EQUAL Music Programme has announced Ghanaian breakout star, Amaarae, as the January Artist of the Month.

The red-gold-green nation’s global sensation is the cover of Spotify’s EQUAL Africa playlist, which compiles music from “the fiercest African women making waves”.

Spotify EQUAL is a pledge to amplify the voices of women in the music industry, as only 25 per cent of artistes on the charts are female, according to a study by Spotify-funded USC Annenberg.

The EQUAL programme spans seven categories, which include the EQUAL Artists of the Month and the EQUAL local playlists, where Amaarae represents the January 2022 selection.

“I’m incredibly proud to be EQUAL’s Artist of the Month in recognition of all the barriers my creative work looks to break. It’s a win for Ghanaian and African female creators,” Amaarae enthused.

New York-born Ama Serwah Genfi is creating R&B, Soul, and Afropop fusions that have global appeal. Amaarae, who is a strong advocate of gender equality, is fast achieving fame.

The rise of The Angel You Don’t Know album maker on Spotify is phenomenal, with more than 10 million monthly listeners, and over 116 million streams for her Sad Girlz Luv Money remix alone.

With this viral hit, which features Kali Uchis and Moliy and which debuted at #80 on the US Billboard Hot 100 in November 2021, Amaarae became the second Ghanaian to break into the Billboard charts – 50 years after Ghanaian-English Afro rock band Osibisa first paved the way.

Today, the entertainer known to her social media fans as Fountain Baby follows in the footsteps of fellow Ghanaian female star Gyakie who, with her selection in April last year, became the first African woman to partner with Spotify for EQUAL.

Other African artistes to have been featured on EQUAL include Kenya’s SSARU and Muthoni Drummer Queen, Nigeria’s Ayra Starr, and South Africa’s DBN Gogo.

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Entries Open for Second ALAT Food Challenge

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ALAT Food Challenge

By Aduragbemi Omiyale

Food lovers in Nigeria now have the opportunity to apply for the second edition of the ALAT Food Challenge sponsored by Wema Bank Plc.

According to the Head of Marketing Communications and Investor Relations at Wema Bank, Ms Funmilayo Falola, the company’s drive-in organising another edition of the ALAT Food Challenge was to “lift the spirits of Nigerians, especially following a difficult year.”

“It was exciting to see how Nigerians reacted to the first contest and we hope that we can replicate that joy on a much bigger scale with this edition,” she added.

On Monday, January 17, 2022, ALAT by Wema confirmed that the challenge will even improve on the successes of the previous edition and will leverage the excitement of the new year season.

The challenge will give young Nigerians another opportunity to express their excitement following an eventful year. The partnership with popular social media food influencer, Ayo the creator of the food eating show – Nigerians vs Food, will continue this season.

This challenge, which will feature two episodes, is open to all interested persons between the ages of 18 to 35 and requires all challengers to sign up on the ALAT app (via Play Store or App Store) using the referral code ‘FOOD’. Following a successful registration, challengers are expected to visit the bank’s verified social media channels to complete the process.

ALAT has built a customer base of over 600,000 customers in the past four years, investing over N2 billion in various youth-oriented initiatives such as Talk Series, SociaLiga, GameOn Turf Football Competition, Social Media Week, and many more since its launch.

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