Google Trends, the search tool providing insights into what netizens are searching for at any given moment, turned 15 on August 11.
To commemorate the occasion, it released an interesting list of what Nigerians have searched for the most over the past decade and a half.
In Nigeria, football 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. It was not surprising, therefore, that Nollywood actors like Mercy Johnson” and Odunlade Adekola and favourite acts like “Burna Boy” ranked 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.
Google said: ‘‘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 is a list that unpacks the interests of Nigerians on Google Search over the last 15 years:
What is love?
How to make money online?
What is a computer?
How much is the dollar to naira?
How to make love?
What is sex?