Google has revealed which videos were the most watched in South Africa – and the world – in 2015, lead by some truly South African antics.
Taking a look at South African favourites for 2015, the news made the news with Vuyo Mvoko’s mugging in full view of SABC cameras topping the most watched videos list.
A polite female JMPD cop became a star for refusing to tolerate a shirty driver’s attitude after he jumped a robot; comedian Noko Mashaba’s iNumber Number touched a core on police brutality and corruption; and a video of a bogus police officers attempt to hijack a couple brought the reality of crime in South Africa into disturbing focus.
There were some light moments in the mix too, with South Africa’s favourite export Trevor Noah continuing the ‘war on bullsh*t’ on The Daily Show and Ramscomics Noko Mashaba getting discriminated against at a job interview.
In terms of music favourites, Wiz Khalifa’s See You Again (ft. Charlie Puth) was the most watched music video. The song was also the most popular music video in the world, due in large part to being included on the Furious 7 movie soundtrack.
Here are top YouTube videos for South Africa in 2015
Vuyo Mvoko mugged by sabcdigitalnews
Female JMPD Officer by Simphiwe The Stunt Bongelo
Noko Mashaba – iNumber Number by Ramscomics
Bogus police attempts to hijack couple in Pretoria by Rekord Pretoria
The Daily Show – Trevor Noah Continues the War on Bulls**t by Comedy Central
Noko Mashaba – The Interview by Ramscomics
President Zuma jokes about Nkandla in Parliament by sabcdigitalnews
I don’t want to see a white face – Mugabe by News24Video
Zuma fumbles as he clarifies ANC membership numbers by eNews Channel Africa
SA’s Got Talent 2015: DJ Arch Jr by ETV
Top music videos watched by South Africans
Wiz Khalifa – See You Again ft. Charlie Puth [Official Video]
Ellie Goulding – Love Me Like You Do (Official Video)
Taylor Swift – Bad Blood ft. Kendrick Lamar
Maroon 5 – Sugar
Omarion Ft. Chris Brown & Jhene Aiko – Post To Be (Official Video)
Silentó – Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae) (Official)
Rihanna And Kanye West And Paul McCartney – FourFiveSeconds
Taylor Swift – Style
Major Lazer and DJ Snake – Lean On (feat. MØ) (Official Music Video)