Naira Marley, controversial street singer, ASUU strike and ‘what is xenophobia’ have topped Google’s 2019 most trending searches in Nigeria.


In a press statement obtained by TheCable Lifestyle on Wednesday, Google listed individuals, songs, topics, questions, and TV shows that topped its ‘Trending Searches of 2019’ analytics.

Marley came ahead of Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the PDP at the 2019 elections, to emerge Nigeria’s top trending individual while ‘what is xenophobia’ was the most asked question on the search engine.

Regina Daniels emerged the most searched actor after toppling Genevieve Nnaji, Tonto Dikeh, and Hadiza Gabon, and other Nollywood stars, while Wizkid’s ‘Joro’ was the most searched song.


Google said this year’s top trending news search is ‘ASUU strike’, which took the highest position over other trending news topics like ‘AFCON 2019’ and the ‘Women’s World Cup 2019’.

According to the US multinational tech and internet services company, the entire list offers “a unique perspective on the year’s major moments and top trends based on searches.”

See the full list below:


Top trending news searches

  • ASUU strike
  • AFCON 2019
  • Naira Marley
  • Women’s World Cup 2019
  • Xenophobia
  • Election result
  • XXXtentacion
  • iPhone 11
  • Headies Award 2019

Top Trending People

  • Naira Marley
  • Atiku
  • Neymar
  • MC Oluomo
  • Rema
  • Cameron Boyce
  • XXXtentacion
  • Teni
  • Nipsey Hussle
  • DJ Arafat

Top Trending Sports People

  • Neymar
  • Emiliano Sala
  • David Luiz
  • Bruno Fernandes
  • Higuaín
  • Nicolas Pepe
  • Tammy Abraham
  • Denis Suarez
  • Daniel James
  • Isaac Promise

Top Trending Actors

  • Regina Daniels
  • Genevieve Nnaji
  • Tonto Dikeh
  • Hadiza Gabon
  • Ini Edo
  • Eniola Badmus
  • Iyabo Ojo
  • Femi Adebayo
  • Ken Erics
  • Toyin Aimakhu

Top Trending Questions

  • What is xenophobia?
  • What is ruga?
  • What is terrorism?
  • What is election?
  • What is justice?
  • What is political party?
  • What is revolution?
  • What is capital market?
  • What is happening in South Africa?
  • What is first aid?

Top Trending Songs

  • Joro – Wizkid
  • Dangote – Burna Boy
  • Brown Skin Girl – Beyoncé, Wizkid, St Jhn
  • Woske – Olamide
  • Pawon – Olamide
  • Risky – Davido
  • Billionaire – Teni
  • Oil and Gas – Olamide
  • Uyo Meyo – Teni
  • Blow my mind – Davido, Chris Brown

Top Trending Movies/ TV Shows

  • Big Brother Naija
  • Mehek
  • Captain Marvel
  • When they see us\
  • Aquaman
  • Shazam
  • Game of Thrones Season 8
  • Money Heist
  • John Wick 3
  • Avengers Endgame

Youtube, an American video-sharing platform, had similarly named an episode of Emmanualla’s Mark Angel Comedy and BBC’s ‘Sex-For-Grades’ investigative documentary as part of Nigeria’s 2019 most-watched videos.


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