YouTube, the second most visited website in the world after Google — the most popular video streaming platform on the planet with over 5 billion videos watched every single day, translating to roughly 150 billion per month. However, the data is not current, which means the number is likely a bit higher now. This makes the platform king, as there’s no other video streaming platform that does match its numbers, as its statistics are just unbelievable.
The simplicity of YouTube is one of the many reasons why it has exploded in popularity over the years. YouTube makes it so easy for content creators to share their content with a large audience. And as a result, there’s a wide range of content to choose from. From music, comedy, tutorials, product reviews, gaming to mention a few — YouTube has it all. Let’s just say, on YouTube, there’s something for everyone, no doubt.
The video streaming platform is currently localized (YouTube, 2021) in over 100 countries Uganda inclusive. It is the third most used social media in Uganda after Twitter and Pinterest with a market share of 10.3% as of June 2021, according to statistics by Stat Counter.
There are more than 37 million YouTube channels. The number of channels is growing strong and in 2020, it is reported to have grown by more than 23%. People all around the world are creating a YouTube channel, and uploading 500 hours of video every minute. In the millions of YouTube channels out there, you’re guaranteed to find at least a few that strike you as interesting.
India takes the lead as the country with most YouTube users followed by the USA, Brazil, Japan, and Russia in the top five….. not sure which number Uganda falls in. But, in this article, we look at the top 50 Ugandan YouTube Channels as of 2021 —ranking them by the number of subscribers.
While T-series ranks as the most popular channel in the world with over 188 million subscribers, in Uganda, Eddy Kenzo takes the top spot as the most popular channel in Uganda with over 1.73 million subscribers. This list of the top 50 Ugandan YouTube channels is mostly dominated by entertainment channels, i.e. music, dance, comedy, followed by news channels.
Sixty-four (64) out of the 100 top Ugandan YouTube channels have over 100,000 subscribers. These channels reaching the 100k subscriber milestone, YouTube rewarded them with a Silver Creator Award —commonly known as the YouTube Play Button.
On the other hand, only 4 YouTube channels have surpassed 1,000,000 subscribers, i.e. Eddy Kenzo, Masaka Kids Afrikana, UGXTRA Comedy, and Kansiime Anne, and have been rewarded with a Gold Creator Award. Once any channel crosses 10 million subscribers, they will be awarded a Diamond Creator Award, and if they cross 100 million subscribers, they will be awarded a Ruby Creator Award.
The top 5 spots are, Eddy Kenzo with 1.73M subscribers, Masaka Kids Afrikana with 1.19M subscribers, UGXTRA Comedy with 1.19M subscribers, Kansiime Anne with 1.16M subscribers, and NTV Uganda with 696K subscribers.
Eddy Kenzo’s channel was the first channel to hit 1 million subscribers. His channel was created on May 27th, 2013 and so far uploaded 490 videos which have generated 511,689,542 views.
Masaka Kids Afrikana’s channel was created on April 28th, 2018 and so far uploaded 109 videos which have generated 362,837,754 views.
UGXTRA Comedy’s channel was created on February 10th, 2015 and so far uploaded 238 videos which have generated 238,536,506 views.
Kansiime Anne’s channel was created on April 17th, 2012 and so far uploaded 1,003 videos which have generated 254,413,137 views.
NTV Uganda’s channel was created on November 2nd, 2007 and so far uploaded 57,067 videos which have generated 212,214,370 views.
The 45 remaining channels at the top 50;
|No.||YouTube Channel||Number of Subscribers (000)|
|7||Masaka Kids Africana vlog||519|
|9||BEST SHOOTS Official||421|
|10||Next Media Uganda||353|
|22||Robert MUGENYI Musenze||204|
|24||RADIÒ ànd WEASEL Goodlyfe||192|
|29||Triplets Ghetto Kids||174|
|30||ASK Dr UTHUMAN||166|
|34||Denis Duke Uganda||153|
|35||WOLOKOSO Mu Ug Extra||151|
|37||UGXTRA CELEBRITY BUZZ||147|
|40||Ben – LIVE||145|
|46||MANYA BINO MUSAWO MERCY||130|
|47||CELEBRITY TRACK UG||125|
|48||Log On TV||125|