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‘Is Buhari Dead?’ And Other Most Searched Queries On Google In 2017


2017 is drawing to a close and today we can take a curious look at the most searched keywords on Google – to see what excited people’s minds in 2017.

2017 Search list will show you which people, locations, and objects were on our minds all over the world globe this year as well as the most searched on Google 2017 events for people in Nigeria. You’ll also find out what musicians and movies were the most frequent objects of Google searches.


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1. Most searched on Google: People

The most searched person on Google appeared to be Moji Olaiya, the Nollywood actress who died two months after delivering her second daughter. This broke the hearts of a lot of Nigerians.

The second place is held by Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike ak Evans, the sadly known kidnapper. Olaiya Adesua Etomi takes the third place on this list due to her announcement of the engagement to Banky Wellington.

  • Moji Olaiya;
  • Evans the kidnapper;
  • Adesua Etomi;
  • Donald Trump;
  • Eazi;
  • Efe;
  • Jide Tinubu;
  • Olumide Bakare;
  • Dammy Krane;
  • Eric Arubayi.


2. Most searched on Google: Questions

People tend to ask Google the questions they are unwilling or ashamed to ask anyone else. The top Google searches this year included President Buhari’s health, JAMB and WAEC results, how we call a female Hyena, what Monkeypox is and how people mine Bitcoins.

  • 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?


3. Most searched on Google: Stories and Events

In 2017the objects of popular searches were symptoms of Monkeypox, political events in a number of African countries, the iPhone 8 release date and famous people weddings.

  • 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.


4. Most searched on Google: 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.

5. Most searched on Google: 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.


This post was compiled basing on the data obtained from Google and contains the detailed information about the most popular Google searches in Nigeria in 2017. It’s known that Google receives over 40,000 search queries every second, making it over a billion searches daily and 1.2 trillion searches annually all over the world!


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