2016 was an interesting year for the world ... Brexit, Trump and everybody you loved died. However in terms of the Sidemen, their popularity continued to increase despite the success of the previous year.
Possibly the biggest event for the Sidemen in 2016 was the charity football match in Southampton. Announced as part of a "Sidemen Sunday" marathon on 6 March, the game was a huge success; earning over £100,000 for the chosen charities. In conjunction with the match, a brand new "The Sidemen" YouTube channel was opened and numerous collaboration videos were uploaded to it - as well as a live-stream of the match itself.
Perhaps more notably, "Sidemen: The Book" was published after almost a years worth of planning and work. An audio-book was released on a later date and all reviews of the book were overwhelmingly positive. In the Autumn, the Sidemen organised their own event entitled Upload. This event was apparently a success but did not receive the same about of coverage as the football match did back in the summer.
Overall, the year was even bigger than 2015 and the groups popularity is becoming even more mainstream.
Celebratory Videos Edit
|Sideman||Video Link||Upload Date|
|KSI||https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UoIP8Gzzm0Y||31 December 2016|
|miniminter||https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LrKh8q2ryQg||31 December 2016|
|Vikkstar123||https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uKcpvM-KTDk||27 December 2016|
Olajide "JJ" Olatunj