Social media use in Uganda has skyrocketed over the past half decade with hundreds of users joining different platforms day and night. Among the most popular social media platforms in Uganda is YouTube, a platform with almost half of all internet users in the entire world.
Statistics according to Global stat counter indicate that YouTube at 6.49% is now the fourth most popular social media platform in Uganda after Facebook with 50.91%, Pinterest 24.36% and Twitter with 16.44% as per May 2020.
YouTube as a platform has not only helped brands and persons to gain publicity in the online community but also fined the well being of respective channel holders through earnings from the ads ran on their displayed content. Today as of 11th June 2020, let’s look at the top 5 channels in Uganda with most subscribers.
Eddy Kenzo – 1.17M Subscribers
This is the most subscribed YouTube channel in Uganda owned by local musician Edrisa Musuuza popularly known as Eddy Kenzo. Eddy Kenzo is popularly known in Uganda by his music but also by his past love life with fellow musician Rema Namakula. He is also with no doubt the most successful Ugandan musician internationally having won globally recognized awards never won before by any other Ugandan such as the BET Award, organized successful music tours around the world and stepped on big music stages with world’s biggest musicians such as Puerto-Rican Reggae-tone sensation, Daddy Yankee.
Eddy Kenzo’s YouTube channel currently stand with 1.17 Million subscribers and 299 million total views. His current most watched video is the ‘Tweyagale’ song video featuring the Masaka Kids African Dancing group with 35.05 Million views.
Masaka Africana Kids – 1.06M Subscribers
This the second most subscribed YouTube Channel in Uganda with 1.06 Million subscribers. This publishes different original and local music video covers featuring a kids dancing crew in Masaka known as the Masaka Africana Kids.
The channel joined YouTube on 28th, April 2018 and currently has approximately 158 Million views in total.
Kansiime Anne – 995K Subscribers
This channel stands in the third position with 995k subscribers and belongs to comedienne Anne Kansiime, a multiple award winning talented comedian, musician, Entertainer, Actress and philanthropist. The channel joined YouTube on 17th, April 2012 and currently has approximately 225 Million views in total.
Ugxtra Comedy – 885K Subscribers
This the fourth most subscribed YouTube Channel in Uganda with 885K subscribers. This belongs to the Ugxtra Comedy, an African Dance Comedy Group from Kampala, popularly known for comic dance videos featuring late comedian Hassan Sempala a.k.a King Kong.
The channel joined YouTube on 10th, February 2015 and currently has approximately 155 Million views in total.
NTV Uganda – 478K Subscribers
NTV Uganda YouTube channel seals the fifth place of the most subscribed YouTube channels with 478k subscribers. The channel belongs to the NTV Uganda, a subsidiary of Nation Media Group and publishes content aired on the television.
The channel joined YouTube on 2nd, November 2007 and currently has approximately 161.3 Million views in total.