Google has unveiled the results of its “2023 year in search” — a list that reveals notable people, topics, and subjects that captured the interest of Nigerians throughout the year.


Google’s ‘year in search’ is an annual analysis that shows the top trending lists and also spotlights what the world searches to see, learn, and do.

The results, which were released on Monday, show a heightened interest in lifestyle, local politics, and notable personalities such as Moyo Lawal and Oladips who topped the trending people’s list for 2023.

In the musician category, Asake moved up to first place, followed closely by Khaid and Shallipopi. Asake’s song ‘Lonely At The Top’ also topped the search list for trending songs in 2023.


Topping the search list for loss are Mohbad, Murphy Afolabi, and Saint Obi — all of whom passed away this year.

Nigerians were also interested in Nollywood this year. This was reflected in the search for ‘Gangs of Lagos’, and ‘Shanty Town’ — both of which topped the movies and video series categories respectively.

Below are the full lists of top 10 trending Searches by Nigerians in 2023:



Moyo Lawal

Peter Obi



Hilda Baci


Mr Ibu

Simon Ekpa


Sam Larry

Anita Brown

Esther Raphael

International News


Inter Miami

Al Nassr

Ballon D’or 2023

Israel  Gaza Conflict

Gabon Coup

Turkey Earthquake

Brazil Flood

Sudan Crisis

Submarine Implosion

Wagner Group

Nigeria News


Nigeria National Elections 2023

Hilda Baci record

Mr Ibu

Simon Ekpa

Ministerial List

Seun Kuti

Fuel Subsidy

Tribunal Judgement

Yemi Cardoso



Murphy Afolabi

Saint Obi

Christian Atsu


Bray Wyatt

Don Brymo

Costa Titch

Tina Turner

Matthew Perry


Iphone 15

Tecno Spark 10 Pro

Tecno Camon 20

Tecno Spark 10

Infinix Hot 30i

Redmi Note 12

Itel A70

Itel P40

Infinix Note 30 Pro

Infinix Smart 8

Nigerian Actors

Moyo Lawal

Empress Njamah

Mr Ibu

Nancy Isime

Yul Edochie

Bimbo Ademoye

Maurice Sam

Tobi Bakre

Ruth Kadiri

Olumide Oworu

Nigerian Singers




Seyi Vibez

Kizz Daniel



Boy Spyce


Ayra Starr




Declan Rice


Enzo Fernandez

Joao Felix


Kai Havertz

Mason Mount

Wout Weghorst


Asake Lonely At The Top

Omah Lay Reason

Kizz Daniel My G

Who Is Your Guy

Terminator King Promise


Ruger Asiwaju

Carry Me Go

Kcee Ojapiano

Rich Till I Die


Gangs Of Lagos

Jagun Jagun

Extraction 2


Barbie Movie

Fast X

John Wick 4

Blue Beetle

Creed 3

Heart Of Stone

Who Is …

Who Is The Winner Of 2023 Presidential Election

Who Is Mohbad Wife

Who Is The Governor Of Kano State

Who Is Chelsea New Coach

Who Is Hilda Baci

Who Is Sam Larry

Who Is Simon Ekpa

Who Is The Governor Of Osun State

Who Is Hakimi

Who Is The Winner Of Bbn All Stars 2023

What Is …

What Is Fuel Subsidy

What Is The Meaning Of Idan

What Is Autopsy

What Is The Meaning Of Idan In Yoruba

What Is The Cause Of Mohbad Death

What Is The Meaning Of Body Count

What Is The National Flower Of Nigeria

What Is Bvas

What Is Bell’s Palsy

What Is Cryptic Pregnancy

Video Series

Shanty Town

Alchemy Of Souls

Alchemy Of Souls Season 2

Big Brother Titans

Top Boy

Far From Home

Gen V


Sex Life

King The Land


Sex On The Beach Recipe

Chin Chin Recipe

Black Soup Recipe

Fish Roll Recipe

Recipe For Pancake

Spaghetti Bolognese Recipe

Yamarita Recipe

Sausage Roll Recipe

Okra Soup Recipe

Coleslaw Recipe


Soso Lyrics

Gwagwalada Lyrics

Asiwaju Lyrics

Lonely At The Top Lyrics

Won Da Mo Lyrics

Party No Dey Stop Lyrics

Sability Lyrics

Carry Me Go Lyrics

Tobechukwu Lyrics

Reason Omah Lay Lyrics

You can see the full list for Nigeria here and also explore the global trends list here.

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