So much has happened in 2017 that it’s almost impossible to believe they all happened in one year. Today, 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. 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 moments for Nigerians were 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, her engagement and marriage to Banky W all happening in 2017.
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 included President Muhammadu Buhari’s state of health, JAMB and WAEC results, 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.
7. Jide Tinubu.
8. Olumide Bakare.
9. Dammy Krane.
10. Eric Arubayi.