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See what top Google searches in Nigeria in 2017 released (full list)
Dec 13, 2017
By: Cletus Ilobanafor

Google on Wednesday announced the results of its 2017 Year in Search, offering a unique perspective on the year’s major moments and top trends based on searches conducted in Nigeria.

In addition to showcasing what people, places and things were trending around the globe this year, the 2017 Year in Search list also offers insights into what the top trending news moment for Nigerians was in the last 12 months, as well as the new music and movies that got their attention.

The most searched person on Google’s year-end list was Moji Olaiya.

The sad news of her death two months after giving birth shook the Nigerian movie industry.

Coming in second place was notorious kidnapper, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, popularly known as Evans.

Adesua Etomi was third on the list, likely because of the announcement of her engagement to Bankole Wellington, aka Banky W. 
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.

Here’s the full list – Year in Search 2017:

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?

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