Google Trends, the search tool providing insights into what netizens are searching for at any given moment, turned 15 on August 11.
To commemorate the occasion, it released an interesting list of what Nigerians have searched for the most over the past decade and a half.
In Nigeria, football clubs like “Man U”, “Real Madrid” and “Chelsea FC” have taken the top spots in Google Searches in the past 15 years.
Nigerians are also entertainment enthusiasts who love their celebrity personalities. It was not surprising, therefore, that Nollywood actors like Mercy Johnson” and Odunlade Adekola and favourite acts like “Burna Boy” ranked as some of the most searched personalities in Nigeria over this period alongside the likes of Cardi B and Kanye West.
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. Google Search trends information is gleaned from data based on what Nigerians have been searching for.
Google said: ‘‘Over the past 15 years, Nigerians have relied on Search to get the answers they require. They have also shown consistent interest in news and current affairs. This is revealed in the top questions that Nigerians have asked, their top political topics and media platforms that they follow for news stories’’.
Below is a list that unpacks the interests of Nigerians on Google Search over the last 15 years:
Top searched questions in the past 15 years in Nigeria
What is love?
How to make money online?
What is a computer?
How much is the dollar to naira?
How to make love?
What is sex?
What is biology?
How to write an application letter?
What is a noun?
How to check BVN?
Top searched “lyrics” in the past 15 years in Nigeria
Xxxtentacion Bad Vibes Forever lyrics
In Christ Alone lyrics
Brown Skin Girl lyrics
All Of Me lyrics
Onise Iyanu lyrics
Reckless Love lyrics
Silent Night lyrics
Great Is Thy Faithfulness lyrics
Ancient Words lyrics
Top searched “Nollywood celebrities” in the past 15 years in Nigeria
Adam A Zango
Top searched “Nigerian Music Artists”, past 15 years in Nigeria
Top searched “Artists (Non-Nigerian)”, past 15 years in Nigeria
Top searches recipes, past 15 years in Nigeria
Pornstar martini cocktail recipe
Meat pie recipe
Puff puff recipe
Chocolate cake recipe
Chin chin recipe
Fried rice recipe
Red velvet cake recipe
Top Searched “movies” past 15 years in Nigeria
Sex and the city movie
The BFG movie
Black panther full movie
Kesari Yoruba movie
Half of a Yellow Sun movie
War room movie
Fifty Shades of Grey movie
Top searched “Diet”, past 15 years in Nigeria
Top searched “Football clubs”, past 15 years in Nigeria
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