The famous, “There is God,” video skit by the First lady, Patience Jonathan’s famous “There is God oo” video skit, has been rated as Nigeria’s most viewed non-music footage ever on popular online video site, YouTube, according to the site’s owner, Google.
The video, published in 2014 by Channels TV, showed Dame 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.
Not satisfied with the response from the principal, the First 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.
Dame 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 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 and Mrs. Jonathan’s video came first in the non-music category.