As we round up the year 2021, YouTube has released its 2021 Top Ten lists, celebrating 2021’s biggest moments on the platform in South Africa.
South Africa’s top 10 trending videos on YouTube this year reflect the growing popularity of original content produced by local creators on the platform with Ramscomics, Lasizwe Dambuza, MacG, Noluthando Zungu, and MDM Sketch Comedy, all-dominating this category.
The top trending videos on YouTube for 2021 are based on a range of factors that determine how, beyond just viewership. For example, YouTube also considers engagement while also looking at signals like shares and likes.
YouTube’s 2021 Top Ten lists bring together the biggest videos in South Africa from creators, personalities, and mainstream media with a presence on YouTube.
Local favourites topping the list include #YouTubeBlack Voices class of 2021 creator Lasizwe Dambuza, and former radio show host turned podcaster, MacG.
YouTube also managed to round up a list of new and upcoming creators ‘Breakout Creators’ for 2021.
Without further ado, check out the lists below:
Top 10 Trending creators in South Africa
- Dhar Mann
- Lasizwe Dambuza
- The Royalty Family
- MDM Sketch Comedy
- LEON GUMEDE
Top 10 Break out creators in South Africa
- Gogo skhotheni Dlamini
- D&T TV
- Reggie Mohlabi
- Relebogile Mabotja
- Gqonqa Mzambiya
- King Nuba Media
- Nella Rose