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Google Trends Turns 15, Reveals Nigeria’s Top Searches Over The Past Decade and A Half

Google trends reveal top searches in Nigeria over the past 15 years including top searched diet, football clubs and more.

Google Trends, the search tool providing insights into what netizens are searching for at any given moment, turns 15 today. In Nigeria, football, with 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, with Nollywood actors like “Mercy Johnson” and “Odunlade Adekola” and favourite acts like “Burna Boy”also ranking 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.


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 are lists that unpack the interests of Nigerians on Google Search over the last 15 years.


Top searched questions, past 15 years in Nigeria

  1. What is love?

  2. How to make money online?

  3. What is a computer?

  4. How much is the dollar to naira?

  5. How to make love?

  6. What is sex?

  7. What is biology?

  8. How to write an application letter?

  9. What is a noun?

  10. How to check BVN?


Top searched “lyrics”, past 15 years in Nigeria

Top searched “Nollywood celebrities”, past 15 years in Nigeria

  1. Xxxtentacion Bad Vibes Forever lyrics

  2. In Christ Alone lyrics

  3. Brown Skin Girl lyrics

  4. All Of Me lyrics

  5. Onise Iyanu lyrics

  6. Reckless Love lyrics

  7. Despacito lyrics

  8. Silent Night lyrics

  9. Great Is Thy Faithfulness lyrics

  10. Ancient Words lyrics

  1. Mercy Johnson

  2. Funke Akindele

  3. Ini Edo

  4. Odunlade Adekola

  5. Adam A Zango

  6. Iyabo Ojo

  7. Rita Dominic

  8. Angela Okorie

  9. Juliet Ibrahim

  10. Adunni Ade


Top searched “Nigerian Music Artists”, past 15 years in Nigeria

Top searched “Artists (Non-Nigerian)”, past 15 years in Nigeria

  1. Burna Boy

  2. Omah Lay

  3. Adekunle Gold

  4. Tope Alabi

  5. Small Doctor

  6. Reekado Banks

  7. Banky W

  8. Frank Edward

  9. 2Face Idibia

  10. Yinka Ayefele

  1. Nicki Minaj

  2. Chris Brown

  3. Cardi B

  4. Ariana Grande

  5. Kanye West

  6. Celine Dion

  7. Meek Mill

  8. Bob Marley

  9. Whitney Houston

  10. August Alsina


Top searches recipes, past 15 years in Nigeria

Top Searched “movies” past 15 years in Nigeria

  1. Pornstar martini cocktail recipe

  2. Cake recipe

  3. Pancake recipe

  4. Meat pie recipe

  5. Puff puff recipe

  6. Chocolate cake recipe

  7. Doughnut recipe

  8. Chin chin recipe

  9. Fried rice recipe

  10. Red velvet cake recipe

  1. Sex and the city movie

  2. The BFG movie

  3. Titanic movie

  4. Black panther full movie

  5. Moana

  6. Frozen 2

  7. Kesari yoruba movie

  8. Half of a yellow sun movie

  9. War room movie

  10. Fifty Shades of Grey movie


Top searched “Diet”, past 15 years in Nigeria

Top searched “Football clubs”, past 15 years in Nigeria

  1. Ketogenic diet

  2. Cambridge diet

  3. Hallelujah diet

  4. Dash diet

  5. Atkins diet

  6. Paleo diet

  7. Diabetic diet

  8. Mediterranean diet

  9. Vegan diet

  10. Ulcer diet

  1. Man U

  2. Real Madrid

  3. Chelsea fc

  4. Arsenal fc

  5. Man City

  6. FC Barcelona

  7. Liverpool fc

  8. AC Milan


Top searched questions, past 15 years in Nigeria

  1. Punch Newspaper

  2. Daily Trust

  3. The Nation

  4. PM News

  5. Thisday Newspaper

  6. The Sun

  7. Guardian Newspaper

  8. Leadership Newspaper

  9. Nigerian Tribune

  10. Complete Sports

  11. Vanguard news today

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