‘Is Buhari Dead?’ Most Asked Question In 2017 – Google

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During the period President Muhammadu Buhari was being treated for an undisclosed ailment in London, majority of Nigerians were confused as to the state of health of the president.

This gave rise to conspiracy theories fuelled by lack of adequate information by presidential spokespersons.

Many Nigerians then went online to search the question, ‘Is Buhari dead?’ which Google has disclosed topped their Most Asked Question list for 2017.

In a Year in Search 2017 list released to the media on Wednesday, the search engine giants also disclosed that Olamide’s Wo topped the most searched song list for the year, while dead Yoruba actress Moji Olaiya topped the most searched person’s list.

See full list below:

Most Searched People

1. Moji Olaiya
2. Evans the kidnapper
3. Adesua Etomi
4. Donald Trump
5. Mr. Eazi
6. Efe
7. Jide Tinubu
8. Olumide Bakare
9. Dammy Krane
10. Eric Arubayi

Nigeria’s Most Searched Stories and Events
1. ASUU Strike
2. Moji Olaiya dead
3. Monkeypox outbreak
4. IPhone 8 / IPhone X Launch
5. New president in Gambia
6. Adesua and Banky Wedding
7. Anambra Elections
8. Mayweather vs Mcgregor fight
9. Zimbabwe Coup
10. Catalonia Referendum

Nigeria’s Most Asked Questions: Ok Google? Who…How…What…
1. Is Buhari dead?
2. How to check JAMB results
3. How to check WAEC results
4. What is a female Hyena called?
5. What is Monkeypox?
6. What is bitcoin?
7. What is MMM?
8. Who is Bobrisky?
9. How to check BVN
10. Where is Nnamdi Kanu now?

Nigeria’s Most Searched-for Songs
1. Olamide – Wo
2. Davido – Fia
3. Davido- Fall
4. Patapaa Ft. Ras Cann – One Corner
5. Davido – If
6. Runtown – Mad over you
7. Kiss Daniel – Yeba
8. Tekno – Go
9. Mayorkun – Mama
10. Tekno Ft. Wizkid – Mama

Nigeria’s Most Searched for Movies/TV Series
1. Fast and Furious 8
2. Wonder Woman
3. Game of Thrones season 7
4. Big Brother Naija 2017
5. Justice League
6. Thor Ragnarok
7. Jenifa’s Diary Season 7
8. Baahubali 2: The Conclusion
9. The Wedding Party
10. Better call Saul

Nigeria’s Most Searched Sports People
1. Philippe Coutinho
2. Romelu Lukaku
3. Tiémoué Bakayoko
4. Anthony Joshua
5. Ousmane Dembele
6. Floyd Mayweather
7. Nemanja Matic
8. Cheick Ismaël Tiote
9. Ivan Perisic
10. Kylian Sanmi Mbappe

Nigeria’s Most Searched ‘Near Me’ queries
1. Restaurants near me
2. Nail Salon near me
3. Clubs near me
4. Food near me
5. Movies near me
6. Jobs near me


John is a University of Lagos-trained, tech-savvy journalist with an uncanny nose for news. His views are always the end products of a deliberate search for information and knowledge. He has read almost every novel written by Chinua Achebe, Jeffrey Archer and Dan Brown. He is an expert Scrabble and draughts player who is also excellent at swimming. If you know the capitals of 45 African countries by heart, then you are exactly like him.

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