Google has revealed it’s yearly round up of the most searched people, events and more for 2017.

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 individual for 2017 is late Nollywood actress Moji Olaiya, who died shortly after the birth of her second child.

Second on the list was billionaire kidnapper Evans, with actress Adesua Etomi completing the top 3 following her engagement and marriage to singer Banky W.

Olaiya’s death was also the second most searched story, topped only by the ever-present ASUU strike.

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The most asked question is “Is Buhari dead?” following the president’s extended medical leave in the UK, while rapper Olamide’s Wo! was the most searched song of the year.

See the most searched queries below.

Nigeria’s Most Searched People
Moji Olaiya
Evans the kidnapper
Adesua Etomi
Donald Trump
Mr. Eazi
Jide Tinubu
Olumide Bakare
Dammy Krane
Eric Arubayi

Nigeria’s Most Searched Stories and Events
ASUU Strike
Moji Olaiya dead
Monkeypox outbreak
IPhone 8 / IPhone X Launch
New president in Gambia
Adesua and Banky Wedding
Anambra Elections
Mayweather vs Mcgregor fight
Zimbabwe Coup
Catalonia Referendum

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Nigeria’s Most Asked Questions: Ok Google? Who…How…What…
Is Buhari dead?
How to check JAMB results
How to check WAEC results
What is a female Hyena called?
What is Monkeypox?
What is bitcoin?
What is MMM?
Who is Bobrisky?
How to check BVN
Where is Nnamdi Kanu now?

Nigeria’s Most Searched-for Songs
Olamide – Wo
Davido – Fia
Davido- Fall
Patapaa Ft. Ras Cann – One Corner
Davido – If
Runtown – Mad over you
Kiss Daniel – Yeba
Tekno – Go
Mayorkun – Mama
Tekno Ft. Wizkid – Mama

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

Nigeria’s Most Searched Sports People

Philippe Coutinho
Romelu Lukaku
Tiémoué Bakayoko
Anthony Joshua
Ousmane Dembele
Floyd Mayweather
Nemanja Matic
Cheick Ismaël Tiote
Ivan Perisic
Kylian Sanmi Mbappe

Nigeria’s Most Searched ‘Near Me’ queries
Restaurants near me
Nail Salon near me
Clubs near me
Food near me
Movies near me
Jobs near me

To see more information about Google’s Year in Search across the globe and to watch our annual video, visit

This information is gleaned from data collated by Google based on what Nigerians have been searching for and asking Google this year. Google processes more than 40 000 search queries every second. This translates to more than a billion searches per day and 1.2 trillion searches per year worldwide.