Google’s Trending 2019 Searches In Nigeria

Like millions of people in the world, you probably rely on Google to find the latest news, music, recipes, and read about other things you are interested in. Last week, Google unveiled its annual report about the hottest searches in Nigeria of 2019. Let’s see what Nigerians wanted to know about this year!

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1. Sports

These are the athletes users in Nigeria were particularly interested in this year:

  1. Neymar
  2. Emiliano Sala
  3. David Luiz
  4. Bruno Fernandes
  5. Higuaín

Read more: All The Biggest Football Transfers So Far This Year


2. Movies and TV

So which movies and TV series, both Nigerian and international, caught the most attention in 2019?

  1. Big Brother Naija.
  2. Mehek.
  3. Captain Marvel.
  4. When They See Us.
  5. Aquaman.

3. Actors and actresses

These are the film and TV personalities that gained the biggest number of Google searches in Nigeria:

  1. Regina Daniels.
  2. Genevieve Nnaji.
  3. Tonto Dike.
  4. Hadiza Gabon.
  5. Ini Edo.

4. Music artistes

Music is a big part of Nigerian culture, and these are the performers and songwriters Nigerians loved this year:

  1. Zlatan.
  2. Burna Boy.
  3. Naira Marley.
  4. Teni.
  5. Kizz Daniel.

5. Songs

Here are the 5 songs Nigerian music fans searched for in 2019:

  1. Joro by Wizkid.
  2. Dangote by Burna Boy.
  3. Brown Skin Girl by Beyoncé, Saint Jhn, and Wizkid.
  4. Woske by Olamide.
  5. Pawon by Olamide.

6. Lyrics

This year, Nigerians wanted to not only listen to the most popular songs, but also understand their meaning. These are top 5 searches for lyrics on Google in 2019:

  1. Brown Skin Girl by Beyoncé, Saint Jhn, and Wizkid.
  2. Uyo Meyo by Teni.
  3. Blow My Mind by Davido.
  4. Soapy by Naira Marley.
  5. Risky by Davido.

7. Mobile phones

Thinking about a phone upgrade? Check out the 5 most popular smartphones according to Nigerian Google searches:

  1. iPhone 11.
  2. Samsung Note.
  3. Samsung S10.
  4. iPhone XS.
  5. iPhone 8.

8. “How To” questions

In 2019, Nigerian Google users had the following “How to” requests:

  1. How to create an email account?
  2. How to start a blog?
  3. How to write a formal letter?
  4. How to make egusi?
  5. How to make buns?

9. “What Is” questions

This year, these were the 5 most popular “What is” search requests in Nigeria:

  1. What is xenophobia?
  2. What is RUGA?
  3. What is terrorism?
  4. What is election?
  5. What is justice?

10. People

When it comes to outstanding personalities, here are the 5 people Nigerians wanted to know more about in 2019:

  1. Naira Marley.
  2. Atiku Abubakar.
  3. Neymar.
  4. MC Oluomo.
  5. Rema.

11. Stories

These are the 5 stories that interested Nigerian Google users the most in 2019:

  1. ASUU Strike.
  2. AFCON 2019.
  3. Naira Marley.
  4. Women’s World Cup 2019.
  5. Xenophobia.

So this is what the year has been like for Nigeria, at least according to Google’s most popular searches. Want to know what the trends were like in 2017? Check out our other post: ‘Is Buhari Dead?’ And Other Most Searched Queries On Google In 2017.

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My name is Inna. I am a content writer with an English and literature background. As a mother of a 3-year old son, I love learning about children’s health and development, as well as finding new interesting toys and activities for my little one. I am also in love with all things tech and always keep my finger on the pulse of new smartphone and gadget releases. Another big passion of mine is beauty and makeup – every day I read about new trends in skin care and makeup and always look forward to trying them. Plus, I love pop culture, travelling, crafts, and anything that can make our daily life more thrilling!