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By Oluwaseun Ashiru

Google 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.


It’s no secret that people turn to google for answers to questions they are embarrassed to ask their friends. This year’s top ‘what is…’ queries include symptoms of monkey pox, political news in other African countries, the iphone8 release and celebrity weddings.

Here is a list of searched stories/events, most asked questions, sports people and most searched ‘Near Me’ queries.

Nigeria’s Most Searched Stories and Events

  1. ASUU Strike.
  2. Moji Olaiya (dead).
  3. Monkey pox outbreak.
  4. IPhone 8 / IPhone X launch.
  5. New president in Gambia.
  6. Adesua and Banky W’s 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 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’ Queries

  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.

Check out Google’s most search musical content here

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