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A Year in Nigerian Search: Here Are the Top Things Nigerians Searched for in 2018

Today, Google announced the results of its 2018 Year in Search, offering a unique perspective on the year’s major moments and top trends based on searches conducted in Nigeria.

 

This year’s most searched news event was the Osun elections, which gripped national attention in September due to alleged incidents of voter intimidation and interference. Manchester United footballer Alexis Sanchez was both the most searched person and the most searched sports person of 2018.

Black Panther took number one in the trending movies list while Fever by Wizkid was the top trending song.

Top trending news searches

  1. Osun elections
  2. Ekiti elections
  3. PDP Presidential Primaries
  4. ASUU Strike
  5. NLC Strike/Minimum Wage
  6. Offa Robbery
  7. Kaduna Crisis
  8. Lagos APC primaries
  9. Royal Wedding
  10. Atiku Running Mate

Top Trending People

  1. Alexis Sanchez
  2. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
  3. Meghan Markle
  4. Stan Lee
  5. Philippe Coutinho
  6. Atiku Abubakar
  7. Tosyn Bucknor
  8. Avicii
  9. Aisha Abimbola
  10. Sylvester Stallone

Top Trending Questions

  1. How to check Jamb result
  2. How to write a Business Plan
  3. Who is leading in Osun Election
  4. How to check BVN
  5. Who is Prince Harry?
  6. Who is the richest musician in Nigeria?
  7. How to write a CV
  8. How to dance Shaku Shaku
  9. Who is Atiku’s running mate?
  10. Who is the president of Croatia?

Top Trending Songs

  1. Fever – Wizkid
  2. Assurance – Davido
  3. Science Student – Olamide
  4. Motigbana – Olamide
  5. Nwa Baby – Davido
  6. One Ticket – Kiss Daniel ft Davido
  7. Gbona – Burna Boy
  8. Manya – Wizkid
  9. Soco – Wizkid
  10. Fia – Davido

Top Trending Movies

  1. Black Panther
  2. Avengers Infinity War
  3. Acrimony
  4. Venom
  5. Deadpool 2
  6. King of Boys
  7. Wedding Party 2
  8. Rampage

Top Trending Sports People

  1. Alexis Sanchez
  2. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
  3. Philippe Coutinho
  4. Emmanuel Eboue
  5. Fred
  6. Anthony Joashua
  7. Jorginho
  8. Unai Emery
  9. Willian
  10. Didier Drogba

What do you think?

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7 comments on “A Year in Nigerian Search: Here Are the Top Things Nigerians Searched for in 2018

  1. Princewill says:

    Interesting

  2. ỌBÁDÁRÀ says:

    … WELL, THE 🔝 TRENDING NEWS 📰 SEARCH 🔎 SEGMENT IS MY OWN AREA.
    INTERNET PENETRATION IS GROWING BIGGER IN NIGERIA 🇳🇬 AND GOOGLE WILL MAKE IT MORE HERE…

  3. Kehinde Adeleke says:

    The only thing that I can recall searching for is
    Who is the president of Croatia?

    That was around the world Cup time.

  4. CarbieJohn says:

    Great result from Nigeria.. Lovely …Interesting one

  5. Wow this really shows the list of what Nigerians love the most, I’m not surprised some of the best movies of 2018 are among the top google search trends

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