Google has released the results of its 2022 Year In Search, revealing the most searched terms, people, actors, musicians, topics, questions and more that captured the interest of Nigerians the most throughout this year. Among the top trending searches for the year are Peter Obi, Buga and Asake.

Google’s Year in Search is an annual analysis that reveals the top trending lists and also spotlights what the world searches to see, learn and do. In Nigeria, the result for this year’s Year in Search shows a heightened interest in politics, entertainment, sports, lifestyle and notable personalities. 

The 2022 Year in Search lists provides a snapshot into what piqued Nigerians’ curiosity in a year that saw major sporting events, high-profile deaths, and in the run-up to Nigeria’s election in February 2023.

Top 10 trending searches

AFCON, ASUU, iPhone 14, Oxlade, NATO, Buga, Peter Obi, Ukraine, World Cup and Asake

Top 10 trending people

Oxlade, Peter Obi, Asake, Black Sherif, Casemiro, Putin, Lisandro Martinez, Anthony, Gabriel Jesus and Raphinha

Top 10 athletes/ sports people

Casemiro, Lisandro Martinez, Anthony, Gabriel Jesus, Raphinha, Maduka Okoye, Fofana, Eriksen, Tobi Amusan and Graham Potter

Top 10 trending musicians

Oxlade, Asake, Black Sherif, Portable, Lil Tjay, Ruger, Kwaku the traveller, Buju, Angelique Kidjo and DJ YK

Top 10 trending actors

Will Smith, Johnny Depp, Yul Edochie, Osita Iheme, Judy Austin, Olu Jacobs, Peggy Ovire, Amber Heard, Nkechi Blessing and Thuso Mbedu

Top 10 trending loss

Queen Elizabeth, Osinachi Nwachukwu, Ada Ameh, Rico Swavey, Takeoff, Chinedu Nwadike, Dablixx Osha, Dejo Tunfulu, Ifeanyi Adeleke and Alaafin of Oyo – Oba Lamidi Adeyemi

Top 10 trending lyrics

Finesse lyrics, Overdose lyrics, Rush lyrics, If I broke na my business lyrics, Palazzo lyrics, Bandana lyrics, Buga lyrics, Kwaku the traveller lyrics, Cough by Kizz Daniel lyrics and Machala lyrics

Top 10 trending recipes

Fried rice recipe, Afang Soup recipe, Jollof rice recipe, Banana bread recipe, Parfait recipe, Sex on the beach recipe, French toast recipe, Ogbono soup recipe, Chin chin recipe and Lasagna recipe

Top 10 trending devices

iPhone 14 pro max, iPhone 13 pro max, Tecno Camon 19, Infinix Note 12, Tecno Spark 7, Infinix Note 11, Redmi Note 11, Infinix Smart 6, Spark 7 and Tecno Spark 9

Top 10 trending movies/ series

Anikulapo, Blood sisters, House of the dragon, Thor love and thunder, The woman king, Selina tested, Tinder Swindler, Black Panther, Eternals and All of us are dead

Top 10 trending songs

Buga – Kizz Daniel ft Tekno, Overdose – Mavins, Crayon, Ayra Starr, Ladipoe, Magixx and Boy Spyce, Machala – Carter Efe ft Berri Tiga, Calm Down – Rema, Rush – Ayra Starr, Terminator – Asake, Girlfriend – Ruger, Finesse – Pheelz ft BNXN, How are you my friend – Johnny Drille and Cough – Kizz Daniel

Top 10 trending “Who is” general

Who is Peter Obi’s running mate? Who is Queen Elizabeth? Who is the Greek God of war? Who is the APC Presidential candidate? Who is Atiku’s running mate? Who is Princess Diana? Who is leading in the Osun State election? Who is Tinubu’s running mate? Who is Peter Obi? And Who is Rico Swavey?

Top 10 trending “How to” general

How to link NIN? How to buy shares? How to register for PVC online? How to remove the rotoscope filter? How to maintain facial health by controlling the type of food consumed? How to create an NFT? How to upgrade to iOS 16? How to hide an app on an iPhone? How to hide number? And How to write an application letter for a job?

Top 10 trending “What is” general

What is Lupus? What is NATO? What is NFT?  What is the cause of the Russia and Ukraine war? What is the meaning of zazu zeh? What is PVC? What is intersex? What is the meaning of sapa? What is Greta Thunberg known for? What is the scientific term for ear ringing?



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