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2023 Year in Search Nigeria: Google releases Astounding lists

It’s that time of the year again. The 2023 year in Search is live! The piece presents an outlook of the top trending topics that triggered the interests of Nigerians online.

Google unveiled the findings of its 2023 Year in Search for Nigeria, showcasing the most popular searches, notable individuals, actors, musicians, topics, questions, and other subjects that captured Nigerians’ attention throughout the year. Google’s 2023 Year in Search is part of an annual analysis that reveals the top trending lists and also spotlights what the world searches to see, learn, and do.

In Nigeria, Google’s 2023 year in search results show a heightened interest in lifestyle, local politics, and notable personalities such as Moyo Lawal, Peter Obi and Oladipupo Oladimeji, aka Oladips, who topped the trending people’s list for 2023.

Significantly moving up to first place in Google’s year in search 2023 top trending musicians category is Asake, followed closely by singer Khaid and rapper Shallipopi, with Asake’s song “Lonely at the top” also topping the search list of trending songs. Nigerians were evidently interested in entertainment this year as can be reflected in the search for “Gangs of Lagos”, “Shanty town,” and “Soso lyrics”, all of which topped the movies, video series and lyrics categories respectively.

Singer Mohbad. Yoruba actor Murphy Alabi and actor and film producer Saint Obi, all of whom passed this year, topped the search list for loss, with Mohbad also topping the category for the most searched Nigerian news topic in 2023.

Other top-searched questions like “Who is the winner of the 2023 presidential election?”, “What is fuel subsidy?”showed how concerned Nigerians were with the political and economic affairs of the country and how Google Search was used to learn more about their interests in 2023. You can see the full trends 2023 list for Nigeria here and also explore the global trends list here.

Below are the full lists of Top 10 Trending Searches by Nigerians for The 2023 year in Search


  1. Moyo Lawal
  2. Peter Obi
  3. Oladips
  4. Hilda Baci
  5. Mudryk
  6. Mr Ibu
  7. Simon Ekpa
  8. Sam Larry
  9. Anita Brown
  10. Esther Raphael

International News

  1. Inter Miami
  2. Al Nassr
  3. Ballon D’or 2023
  4. Israel Gaza Conflict
  5. Gabon Coup
  6. Turkey Earthquake
  7. Brazil Flood
  8. Sudan Crisis
  9. Submarine Implosion
  10. Wagner Group

Nigeria News

  1. Mohbad
  2. Nigeria National Elections 2023
  3. Hilda Baci record
  4. Mr Ibu
  5. Simon Ekpa
  6. Ministerial List
  7. Seun Kuti
  8. Fuel Subsidy
  9. Tribunal Judgement
  10. Yemi Cardoso


  1. Mohbad
  2. Murphy Afolabi
  3. Saint Obi
  4. Christian Atsu
  5. AKA
  6. Bray Wyatt
  7. Don Brymo
  8. Costa Titch
  9. Tina Turner
  10. Matthew Perry


  1. Iphone 15
  2. Tecno Spark 10 Pro
  3. Tecno Camon 20
  4. Tecno Spark 10
  5. Infinix Hot 30i
  6. Redmi Note 12
  7. Itel A70
  8. Itel P40
  9. Infinix Note 30 Pro
  10. Infinix Smart 8

Nigerian Actors

  1. Moyo Lawal
  2. Empress Njamah
  3. Mr Ibu
  4. Nancy Isime
  5. Yul Edochie
  6. Bimbo Ademoye
  7. Maurice Sam
  8. Tobi Bakre
  9. Ruth Kadiri
  10. Olumide Oworu

Nigerian Singers

  1. Asake
  2. Khaid
  3. Shallipopi
  4. Seyi Vibez
  5. Kizz Daniel
  6. Portable
  7. Spyro
  8. Boy Spyce
  9. Odumodublvck
  10. Ayra Starr


  1. Mudryk
  2. Hakimi
  3. Declan Rice
  4. Caicedo
  5. Enzo Fernandez
  6. Joao Felix
  7. Onana
  8. Kai Havertz
  9. Mason Mount
  10. Wout Weghorst


  1. Asake Lonely At The Top
  2. Omah Lay Reason
  3. Kizz Daniel My G
  4. Who Is Your Guy
  5. Terminator King Promise
  6. Sability
  7. Ruger Asiwaju
  8. Carry Me Go
  9. Kcee Ojapiano
  10. Rich Till I Die


  1. Gangs Of Lagos
  2. Jagun Jagun
  3. Extraction 2
  4. Oppenheimer
  5. Barbie Movie
  6. Fast X
  7. John Wick 4
  8. Blue Beetle
  9. Creed 3
  10. Heart Of Stone

Who Is …

  1. Who Is The Winner Of 2023 Presidential Election?
  2. Who Is Mohbad Wife?
  3. Who Is The Governor Of Kano State?
  4. Who Is Chelsea New Coach?
  5. Who Is Hilda Baci?
  6. Who Is Sam Larry?
  7. Who Is Simon Ekpa?
  8. Who Is The Governor Of Osun State?
  9. Who Is Hakimi?
  10. Who Is The Winner Of Bbn All Stars 2023?

What Is …

  1. What Is Fuel Subsidy?
  2. What Is The Meaning Of Idan?
  3. What Is Autopsy?
  4. What Is The Meaning Of Idan In Yoruba?
  5. What Is The Cause Of Mohbad Death?
  6. What Is The Meaning Of Body Count?
  7. What Is The National Flower Of Nigeria?
  8. What Is Bvas?
  9. What Is Bell’s Palsy?
  10. What Is Cryptic Pregnancy

Video Series

  1. Shanty Town
  2. Alchemy Of Souls
  3. Alchemy Of Souls Season 2
  4. Big Brother Titans
  5. Top Boy
  6. Far From Home
  7. Gen V
  8. Wura
  9. Sex Life
  10. King The Land


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  2. Chin Chin Recipe
  3. Black Soup Recipe
  4. Fish Roll Recipe
  5. Recipe For Pancake
  6. Spaghetti Bolognese Recipe
  7. Yamarita Recipe
  8. Sausage Roll Recipe
  9. Okra Soup Recipe
  10. Coleslaw Recipe


  1. Soso Lyrics
  2. Gwagwalada Lyrics
  3. Asiwaju Lyrics
  4. Lonely At The Top Lyrics
  5. Won Da Mo Lyrics
  6. Party No Dey Stop Lyrics
  7. Sability Lyrics
  8. Carry Me Go Lyrics
  9. Tobechukwu Lyrics
  10. Reason Omah Lay Lyrics
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