The famous, “There is God,” video skit by the first lady, Patience Jonathan, is Nigeria’s most viewed non-music footage ever on popular online video site, YouTube, the site’s owner, Google, announced Thursday.
The video, published in 2014 by Channels TV, showed Mrs. Jonathan breaking down at a meeting over the abduction of about 276 schoolgirls by Boko Haram insurgents in Chibok, Borno State, in a dramatic display of emotion that drew global attention.
The meeting was the First Lady’s first public acknowledgement of the Chibok abduction, one of Boko Haram’s mass kidnapping that shocked the world.
Addressing a group of women, and the principal of the secondary school where the girls were seized, Mrs. Jonathan launched into what seemed a stagy show of grief, scolding the principal for her handling of the insurgents’ attack.
She questioned why the principal hesitated to honour her invitation for a meeting in Abuja, and the circumstances of the kidnap.
With not satisfactory response from the principal, the Frist Lady exploded, “All these blood you people are shedding, there is God o, there is God o, God…o….Chai, there is God o,” she lamented repeatedly before dabbing tears from her eyes with a handkerchief.
Mrs. Jonathan’s outburst was also transcribed to imitate her inflection as, “All these blood you people are sharing, diaris God o, diaris God oooo, all this bloods you are sharing, chai, chai, chai diaris God oooh”.
The video drew wide attention across the world, at a time the international community was fixed on how the Nigerian government was responding to the abduction.
The girls remain in captivity more than a year after.
The video ranking was released by Google on Thursday as YouTube celebrates its 10th year anniversary.
The most watched videos in Nigerian were ranked in the music, non-music and advert categories.
Mrs. Jonathan’s video came first in the non-music category.