A Year in Nigerian Search: Google's Trending Searches of 2021

A Year in Nigerian Search: Google's Trending Searches of 2021

• What were Nigerians searching for this year?

• Who was the top trending person over the last 12 months?

• What songs, movies/TV shows and recipes trended and grabbed people’s attention?

Google today announced the results of its 2021 Year in Search, showing the most searched terms, topics and questions by Nigerians in the year 2021. Google’s 2021 Year in Search compiles the moments, people, topics, events, and places that capture the world’s attention each year.

As the pandemic entered its second year, Nigerians used the internet to search for answers and information that revealed their interest in topics related to music, movies, TV shows, sports, food, celebrity personalities, pop culture and lifestyle. Top search topics like ‘Paralympics’, ‘Euro 2020’, ‘EPL’, ‘Chelsea F.C.’ and ‘Champions league’ were reflective of the country’s uncompromising love for the sport.

Tiwa Savage, Destiny Etiko and Romelu Lukaku topped their respective categories, revealing Nigerians' love for top entertainment personalities and athletes. Squid Game, the Korean TV series that enthralled the world, topped the category of trending movies and series.

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From questions like ‘How to check JAMB result 2021?’, to search terms like ‘Alcohol lyrics’, ‘TB Joshua’ and ‘Pornstar martini cocktail recipe’, Nigerians used Search to make sense of their world this year.

Here are the trending searches in 2021:

Top 10 trending searches

A Year in Nigerian Search: Google's Trending Searches of 2021
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1. Paralympics

2. Euro 2020

3. Olympic Games Tokyo 2020

4. TB Joshua

5. La Liga

6. EPL

7. Champions league

8. Tiwa Savage

9. Obi Cubana

10. Sound Sultan

Top trending people

A Year in Nigerian Search: Google's Trending Searches of 2021
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Source: UGC

1. Tiwa Savage

2. Obi Cubana

3. Sunday Igboho

4. Romelu Lukaku

5. Nnamdi Kanu

6. Elon Musk

7. Baba Ijesha

8. Omah Lay

9. Raphael Varane

10. Fabrizio Romano

Top trending musicians

A Year in Nigerian Search: Google's Trending Searches of 2021
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Source: UGC

1. Tiwa Savage

2. Omah Lay

3. Lil Nas X

4. Ruger

5. Ayra Starr

6. Buju

7. Bobby Shmurda

8. Seyi Shay

9. Chidinma Ekile

10. Naira Marley

Top lyrics

A Year in Nigerian Search: Google's Trending Searches of 2021
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Source: UGC

1. Alcohol lyrics

2. Bloody Samaritan lyrics

3. My Baby Bad My Baby Good lyrics

4. Peru lyrics

5. Ruger Bounce lyrics

6. Infinity lyrics

7. Cash App lyrics

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8. Jowo lyrics

9. Big Thug Boys lyrics

10. Feeling lyrics

Top trending athletes

A Year in Nigerian Search: Google's Trending Searches of 2021
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Source: UGC

1. Romelu Lukaku

2. Raphael Varane

3. Christian Eriksen

4. Ben White

5. Earling Haaland

6. Xavi

7. Saul Niguez

8. Thomas Tuchel

9. Naomi Osaka

10. Jules Koundé

Top Nollywood Actors

A Year in Nigerian Search: Google's Trending Searches of 2021
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1. Destiny Etiko

2. Zubby Michael

3. Pere

4. Tonto Dikeh

5. Iyabo Ojo

6. Olu Jacobs

7. Nafisa Abdullahi

8. Jim Iyke

9. Nancy Isime

10. Alex Ekubo

Top EPL teams

A Year in Nigerian Search: Google's Trending Searches of 2021
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Source: UGC

1. Chelsea F.C.

2. Manchester City F.C.

3. Tottenham Hotspur F.C.

4. Leicester City F.C.

5. Everton F.C.

6. West Ham United F.C.

7. Aston Villa F.C.

8. Newcastle United F.C.

9. Southampton F.C.

10. Leeds United

Top recipe

A Year in Nigerian Search: Google's Trending Searches of 2021
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Source: UGC

1. Pornstar martini cocktail recipe

2. Pancake recipe

3. Chocolate cake recipe

4. Puff puff recipe

5. Fried rice recipe

6. Egusi soup recipe

7. Oha soup recipe

8. Vanilla cake recipe

9. Ogbono soup recipe

10. Chinchin recipe

Trending Top devices

A Year in Nigerian Search: Google's Trending Searches of 2021
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Source: UGC

1. iPhone 13

2. Infinix Note 10

3. Infinix Hot 10

4. iPhone 12 pro max

5. iPhone 13 pro max

6. Tecno Camon 17

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7. Samsung A12

8. Infinix Note 8

9. Infinix smart 5

10. Tecno spark 7

Trending 2021 loss

A Year in Nigerian Search: Google's Trending Searches of 2021
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Source: UGC

1. TB Joshua

2. Sound Sultan

3. Ada Jesus

4. DMX

5. Femi Osibona

6. Dare Adeboye

7. Rachel Oniga

8. Prince Philip

9. Yinka Odumakin

10. Sani Dangote

Trending movies and series

A Year in Nigerian Search: Google's Trending Searches of 2021
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Source: UGC

1. Squid Game

2. Coming to America 2

3. Sex Life movie

4. Black Widow

5. Red Notice

6. Mortal Kombat

7. Army Of The Dead

8. Eternals

9. Shang Chi

10. The Harder They Fall

Trending 2021 Songs

A Year in Nigerian Search: Google's Trending Searches of 2021
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Source: UGC

1. Naira Marley - Coming

2. Ayra Starr - Bloody Samaritan

3. Omah Lay - Understand

4. Naira Marley - Koleyewon

5. Kizz Daniel - Lie

6. Ladipoe feat. Buju - Feeling

7. Ruger - Bounce

8. Davido - Jowo

9. Wizkid – Essence (Remix) ft. Justin Bieber

10. Joeboy – Alcohol

Trending “Who is” general

A Year in Nigerian Search: Google's Trending Searches of 2021
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Source: UGC

1. Who is going to win Champions League 2021?

2. Who is Obi Cubana?

3. Who is Ada Jesus?

4. Who is Sunday Igboho?

5. Who is the best player in the world?

6. Who is DMX?

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7. Who is the President of America?

8. Who is the new chief of army staff?

9. Who is Abba Kyari?

10. Who is Cubana Chief Priest?

Trending “How to” general

A Year in Nigerian Search: Google's Trending Searches of 2021
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Source: UGC

1. How to check JAMB result 2021?

2. How to pack a parcel?

3. How to open pdf file?

4. How to open mp3 file?

5. How to open apk file?

6. How to check NECO result?

7. How to register NIN online?

8. How to vote on BBnaija 2021?

9. How to reprint JAMB slip?

10. How to track a package?

Trending “Where is” general

A Year in Nigerian Search: Google's Trending Searches of 2021
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Source: UGC

1. Where is Sunday Igboho now?

2. Where is White Money from?

3. Where is Burna Boy from?

4. Where is Nnamdi Kanu today?

5. Where is my location?

6. Where is Maldives located?

7. Where is Cuba located?

8. Where is Gaza?

9. Where is Michigan located?

10. Where can I download movies?

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