YouTube this week launched YouTube Rewind 2017 – a reflection of the videos that captured attention of Kenyans from January to December 2017. YouTube Rewind is an annual collection of videos produced, created, and uploaded on YouTube and brings together the biggest music, trends, memes, and characters from the past twelve months featuring today’s biggest YouTube stars and mainstream personalities. .

YouTube Rewind 2016 reveals that ‘Shape of You’ by Ed Sheeran is the top music video of the year in Kenya. Willy Paul’s collaboration with Jamaican beauty Alaine, ‘I do’, is second while Nayashinski’s ‘Malaika’ emerged third.

Nyashinski and Willy Paul are conspicuously the only Kenyan artistes in the top 10 list. We’d have all expected Sauti Sol to be amongst these but maybe next year will be better for them

Here are the top trending videos on YouTube for 2017, based on views, shares, comments, likes and more:


1 Ed Sheeran – Shape of You

  1. Willy Paul ft. Aaine- I do

  2. Nyashinski – Malaika

  3. Diamond Platnumz ft. Neyo – Marry you

  4. Jason Derulo – Swalla

  5. DJ Khaleed – I’m the one

  6. Luis Fonsi – Despacito

  7. French Montana – Unforgettable

  8. Harmonize x Rich Mavoko – Show me

  9. Wild Thoughts – Dj Khaleed, Rihanna, Bryson Tiller

Which was your favorite video? Tell us below.