These are the top videos and music videos Mzansi enjoyed on YouTube in 2019

The platform says the videos 'reflect the evolution of YouTube itself'.
The platform says the videos 'reflect the evolution of YouTube itself'.
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To wrap up the year, YouTube Rewind has revealed the top trending videos and music videos in SA for 2019.

According to the platform, the top 10 trending videos in SA “reflect the evolution of YouTube itself, from scripted entertainment to unintentional viral content”. 

The list ranges from Trevor Noah playing ‘Who’d You Rather?’ on The Ellen DeGeneres Show to TimesLIVE's MultimediaLIVE video of a pastor bringing a dead man back to life, Sjava's Umama music video and rapper Kwesta’s wedding.

Top 15 Music Videos watched by South Africans in 2019


  1. Sjava — Umama (Official music video) (Prod. Mace)
  2. Sam Smith, Normani — Dancing with a Stranger
  3. Nasty C — SMA (Vol. 1) ft. Rowlene
  4. Ricus Nel — Boerepompie ft. Snotkop
  5. Biggy — Dames
  6. Blaq Diamond — Ibhanoyi (Official Music Video)
  7. Prince Kaybee — Fetch Your Life ft. Msaki
  8. Shawn Mendes, Camila Cabello — Señorita
  9. Cardi B & Bruno Mars — Please Me (Official Video)
  10. Lil Nas X — Old Town Road (Official Movie) ft. Billy Ray Cyrus
  11. Prince Kaybee — Gugulethu ft. Indlovukazi Supta and Afro Brothers
  12. Ariana Grande — 7 Rings
  13. Ed Sheeran & Justin Bieber — I Don’t Care [Official Video]
  14. Billie Eilish — bad guy
  15. Sbu Noah — Ewe Getsemane (Live)

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