YouTube is a major video streaming platform globally hosting more than 2 billion users worldwide. With a variety of content from all over the world, the renowned streaming platform is home to any kind of video content. The top 10 Ugandan YouTube channels fall under these categories which include music, documentaries, tutorials, comedy, sports, news and so much more.
The application not only provides a variety of content for people to watch but allows others to earn from the videos they upload. This has birthed an era of content creators on the platform allowing them to make income through their videos.
YouTube’s simplicity is one of the numerous reasons for its remarkable rise in popularity over the years. The platform makes it incredibly simple for content providers to reach a wide audience with their work. As a result, there is a diverse choice of content from which to chose.
Even if YouTube doesn’t take the top spot as the most popular social media platform in Uganda, there is no denying its influence and coverage among internet users in Uganda. It currently sits in 4th place of most popular social media platforms in Uganda according to Stat Counter.
Top 10 Ugandan YouTube channels today
We take a look at the top Ugandan YouTube channels today in order of the number of subscribers.
|RANK||CHANNEL||NO. OF SUBSCRIBERS||NO. OF VIEWS|
|1.||Masaka Kids Afrikana||2.01 million||370,608,658|
|2.||Eddy Kenzo||1.76 million||521,511,858|
|3.||UG XTRA COMEDY||1.22 million||246,976,201|
|4.||Kansiime Anne||1.18 million||257,139,845|
|6.||Masaka Kids Africana Vlog||543,000||111,605,522|
|8.||BEST SHOOTS OFFICIAL||425,000||55,662,892|
|9.||Next Media Uganda||367,000||103,183,811|
If you are wondering how much YouTubers can make. Well, anywhere between $0.01 to $0.03 per view, which translates to $3-$5 per 1000 views, and up to $5,000 for 1,000,000 views.
YouTube content creators earn through what is called CPM (Cost Per Mile). This earning is given on monetized video content that is YouTube places ads before a viewer watches your video. The earnings come after 1,000 (mile) views on monetized content when a viewer watches the entire ad before a video starts. YouTube pays you only after you’ve earned $100 or more from placing ads on your channel and videos.
The 2020 statistics reviewed from YouTube indicate that; Eddy Kenzo’s channel is currently the highest-paid at UGX 144 million per month, followed by Masaka Kids Afrikana at UGX 74 million, and Comedian Anne Kansiime at UGX 27 million per month.