Most Popular Google Searches Of Nigerians In 2016

2016 has brought us a lot of events- both positive and not that much. These events led to the record-breaking number of Google searches – both predicted and absolutely unexpected!

We have analyzed the most popular Google searches made by Nigerians in 2016 so that you could check them out right now!

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«Actors» category

As you can see on the screenshot, the most searched words on Google among Nigerians while they are searching for info about their favorite actors are: late veteran actress Bukky Ajayi, Henrietta Kosoko, Arakangudu, Dede One Day and Falz.

They are followed by such actors as Alan Rickman, Ani Iyoho, Juliet Ibrahim, Olumide Bakare and Halima Abubakar.


«How to’s» category

One of the most popular searches ever is “How to DJ a party”. Other searches are also quite interesting: how to stop auto-renewal on Glo (this feature sometimes can seem very unfriendly), how to know an original iPhone 5S (who would think that there are people who still cannot recognize a Chinese fake!), how to style twist braids (this is the real hit of the season!), how to munch on Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge – (making a screenshot on the device turned to be a real challenge for many users).

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The following Google searches complete the 10 most popular searches in this category:

  • how to take care of pigs;
  • how to check my Jamb result;
  • how to edit a pdf file;
  • how to sing better;
  • how to draw a perfect eye brow.

«Mobile phones» category

As for smartphones searches – this is a ready-made list of the most desired devices of 2016:

  • iPhone 7;
  • Infinix Note 3;
  • Samsung Galaxy S7;
  • Tecno Camon C9;
  • Infinix Hot 4;
  • Tecno Boom J8;
  • Infinix Hot 2;
  • Infinix Zero 3;
  • Tecno W4;
  • Tecno W3.

«Movies & TV series» category

The most searched words on Google in 2016 include all of the upcoming premiers in the world of cinema. The first five places are taken by Suicide Squad, Captain America Civil War, Game of Thrones Season 6, Empire Season 3, Deadpool.


The other five include Batman vs. Superman, Warcraft. Gods of Egypt, London has fallen ? X Men Apocalypse.

«People» category

The most significant people of the year 2016 became the new American president Donald Trump, Nigerian footballer and coach Stephen Keshi, American boxing legend Mohammed Ali, French footballer Paul Pogba, Trump’s opponent Hillary Clinton, American artistic gymnast Simone Biles, Portuguese footballer and coach Jose Mourinho, eccentric American musician and singer Prince, German footballer of Albanian origin Shkodran Mustafi and the outstanding Nigerian actress Bukky Ajayi.


«Recipes» category

The tastiest category of Google searches demonstrates vividly what an average Nigerian prefers. Nigerian spaghetti recipe definitely has no rivals in popularity – this is a very wide-spread dish in Nigeria, and kids just love it! Among others there are chicken curry recipe, spaghetti Bolognese recipe, Ofada Stew recipe, and Nigerian cupcakes recipe.


They are followed by Nigerian grilled chicken recipe, cake recipe with custard powder, easy sausage stir fry recipe, spring roll recipe & velvet cake recipe.

«Songs» category

Tasty dishes are for your body. And music is something your soul needs. The most favorite pieces of Nigerian music lovers are the following:

  • Kiss Daniel – Mama;
  • Tekno – Pana;
  • Kiss Daniel – Jombo;
  • Olamide – Who you Epp?;
  • Lil Kesh – Ishe;
  • Falz – Soft Work;
  • Adekunle Gold – Ready;
  • Drake – One Dance Ft Wizkid & Kyla;
  • P Square – Bank Alert;
  • Olamide – Abule Sowo.


«Stories» category

These are various important world events that are discussed most often. Both political events such as U.S Elections, Brexit, Edo Elections, ASUU Strike and sports events like Rio 2016 Olympic Games generate approximately the same number of searches.

The searches for any interesting information about Olajumoke Orisaguna, Holi Festival of colors, sex scandal of former Miss Anambra fall under the same category as well as bewailing the death of Fidel Castro. And, of course, can you imagine this list without the most searched words on Google about Black Friday?!

«What is?» category

This category shelters various Google searches from the most curious Nigerians.

They range from more or less sensible like what is in the newspapers today?, what is the latest Manchester United news?, what is MMM?, what is Insulin?, what is Public Relations?, what is telecommunications?, what is bureaucracy?, what is budget padding?, what is motivation? – to highly philosophic – what is the meaning of love?


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