Top Google Searches in Nigeria 2017 Released (FULL LIST)

Written by on December 14, 2017

Seach engine giant Google on Wednesday announced the results of the most searched terms in 2017. The results focused on the year’s major moments and top trends based on the searches made in Nigeria.

Beyond showcasing what people, places, and things trended around the globe this year, the 2017 year in search list also gives an insight into what the top trending news moments in Nigeria were in the last 12 months, as well as music and movies that got the internet agog in the year.


In the year, the most searched person on Google’s search list was Moji Olaiya. The unfortunate sad circumstance of her death two months after delivery shook the Nigerian movie industry.

In second place was the notorious kidnapper, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, popularly known as Evans. While Adesua Etomi was closely followed in the third spot.


The top search engine revealed that people turn to Google for answers to questions they are embarrassed to ask their friends.
This year’s top “What is…” queries included President Buhari’s state of health, Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board and results of the West African Examinations Council, what a female Hyena is called, what Monkeypox is and Bitcoin.
This year’s most searched events and stories of interest by Nigerians include symptoms of Monkeypox, political news in other African countries, the iPhone 8 release and celebrity weddings.

Below is the full list of the year 2017 in Search:


Nigeria’s Most Searched People
1. Moji Olaiya
2. Evans the kidnapper
3. Adesua Etomi
4. Donald Trump
5. Mr. Eazi
6. Efe
7. Jide Tinubu
8. Olumide Bakare
9. Dammy Krane
10. Eric Arubayi

Nigeria’s Most Searched Stories, Events
1. ASUU Strike
2. Moji Olaiya dead
3. Monkeypox outbreak
4. iPhone 8/iPhone X Launch
5. New president in Gambia
6. Adesua and Banky Wedding
7. Anambra Elections
8. Mayweather vs Mcgregor fight
9. Zimbabwe Coup
10. Catalonia Referendum


Nigeria’s Most Asked Questions: Ok Google? Who…How…What…
1. Is Buhari dead?
2. How to check JAMB results
3. How to check WAEC results
4. What is a female Hyena called?
5. What is Monkeypox?
6. What is bitcoin?
7. What is MMM?
8. Who is Bobrisky?
9. How to check BVN
10. Where is Nnamdi Kanu now?

Nigeria’s Most Searched-for Songs
1. Olamide – Wo
2. Davido – Fia
3. Davido- Fall
4. Patapaa Ft. Ras Cann – One Corner
5. Davido – If
6. Runtown – Mad over you
7. Kiss Daniel – Yeba
8. Tekno – Go
9. Mayorkun – Mama
10. Tekno Ft. Wizkid – Mama


Nigeria’s Most Searched for Movies/TV Series
1. Fast and Furious 8
2. Wonder Woman
3. Game of Thrones season 7
4. Big Brother Naija 2017
5. Justice League
6. Thor Ragnarok
7. Jenifa’s Diary Season 7
8. Baahubali 2: The Conclusion
9. The Wedding Party
10. Better call Saul

Nigeria’s Most Searched Sports People
1. Philippe Coutinho
2. Romelu Lukaku
3. Tiémoué Bakayoko
4. Anthony Joshua
5. Ousmane Dembele
6. Floyd Mayweather
7. Nemanja Matic
8. Cheick Ismaël Tiote
9. Ivan Perisic
10. Kylian Sanmi Mbappe


Nigeria’s Most Searched ‘Near Me’ quieres
1. Restaurants near me
2. Nail Salon near me
3. Clubs near me
4. Food near me
5. Movies near me
6. Jobs near me

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