FULL LIST: Moyo Lawal, Oladips, Peter Obi, Others Make Google Top Searches In Nigeria For 2023

Questions like, ‘What is fuel subsidy?’, ‘What is autopsy?’ ‘What is the meaning of body count?’, ‘What is the cause of Mohbad’s death?’, ‘What is the meaning of IDAN?’, topped the searches this year.

A picture collage showing Peter Obi, Hilda Baci, Moyo Lawal and Mohbad, some of the most searched people on Google in Nigeria in 2023.



Google has released its “2023 year in search” report, which reveals the top searches made by Nigerians throughout the year. The report shows that Nigerians were interested in lifestyle, local politics, and notable personalities such as Moyo Lawal, Peter Obi and Oladips who topped the trending people’s list for 2023.

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.

Nigerian actress, Moyo Lawal was the most searched person of the year, followed by Peter Obi and Oladips.  Others include Hilda Balci, Mudryk, Mr Ibu, Simon Ekpa, Sam Larry, Anita Brown, and Esther Raphael.

Questions like, ‘What is fuel subsidy?’, ‘What is autopsy?’ ‘What is the meaning of body count?’, ‘What is the cause of Mohbad’s death?’, ‘What is the meaning of IDAN?’, topped the searches this year.

Relating to the demise of popular figures, the death of Mohbad was the most searched-for loss, followed by Murphy Alabi, Saint Obi, Christian Atsu and South African rapper, AKA whose murder was captured by CCTV footage.

Other top-searched questions like, ‘Who is the winner of 2023 presidential election?, ‘Who is Mohbad’s wife?’ and ‘Who is Hakimi?’ showed how Nigerians made use of Search to find out more about their interests in 2023.

Here’s a full list of the trending  Google searches in 2023:

Most Searched People

1. Moyo Lawal
2. Peter Obi
3. Oladips
4. Hilda Baci
5. Mudryk
6. Mr. Ibu
7. Simon Ekpa
8. Sam Larry
9. Anita Brown
10. Esther Raphael

Top 10 most searched Nigerian news

1. Mohbad
2. Nigeria National Elections 2023
3. Hilda Baci
4. Mr. Ibu
5. Simon Ekpa
6. Ministerial list
7. Seun Kuti
8. Fuel Subsidy
9. Tribunal judgement
10. Yemi Cardoso

Most Searched International News

1. Inter miami
2. Al Nassir
3. Ballon d’or 2023
4. war in Isreal and Gaza
5. Gabon Coup
6. Turkey earthquake
7. Brazil Flood
8. war in Sudan
9. Submarine Implosion
10. Wagner Group

Most Searched ‘What is …’

1. What is fuel subsidy
2. What is the meaning of Idan
3. What is autopsy
4. What is the meaning of Idan in Yoruba
5. What is the cause of Mohbad’s death
6. What is the meaning of body count
7. What is the national flower of NIgeria
8. What is BVAS
9. What is Bell’s Palsy
10. What is Cryptic pregnancy

Most Searched ‘Who Is..’

1. Who is the winner of 2023 presidential election
2. Who is Mohbad’s wife
3. Who is the governor of Kano state
4. Who is Chelsea’s new coach
5. Who is Hilda Baci
6. Who is Sam Larry
7. Who is Simon Ekpa
8. Who is the governor of Osun State
9. Who is Hakimi
10. Who is the winner of bbn all stars 2023


Most Searched Loss

1. Mohbad
2. Murphy Afolabi
3. Saint Obi
4. Christian Atsu
5. AKA
6. Bray Wyatt
7. Don Brymo
8. Costa Titch
9. Tina Turna
10. Matthew Perry

Most Searched Actors

1. Moyo Lawal
2. Empress Njamah
3. Mr. Ibu
4. Nancy Isime
5. Yul Edochie
6. Bimbo Ademoye
7. Maurice Sam
8. Tobi Bakre
9. Ruth Kadiri
10. Olumide Oworu

Most Searched Athletes / Sports people

1. Mudryk
2. Hakimi
3. Declan Rice
4. Caicedo
5. Enzo Fernandez
6. Joao Felix
7. Onana
8. Kai Havertz
9. Mason Mount
10. Wout Weghorst

Most Searched Lyrics

1. Soso lyrics
2. Gwagwalada lyrics
3. Asiwaju lyrics
4. Lonely at the top lyrics
5. Won da mo lyrics
6. Party no dey stop lyrics
7. Sability lyrics
8. Carry me go lyrics
9. Tobechukwu lyrics
10. Reason Omah Lay lyrics

Most Searched Nigerian Singers

1. Asake
2. Khalid
3. Shallipopi
4. Seyi Vibez
5. Kizz Daniel
6. Portable
7. Spyro
8. Boy Spice
9. Odumodublvck
10. Ayra Starr

Most Searched Movies

1. Gangs of Lagos
2. Jagun Jagun
3. Extraction 2
4. Oppenheimer
5. Barbie movie
6. Fast X
7. John Wick 4
8. Blue Beetle
9. Creed 3
10. Heart of Stone

Most Searched Video Series

1. Shanty Town
2. Alchemy of souls
3. alchemy of souls Season 2
4. Big Brother Titans
5. Top Boy
6. Far from home
7. Gen V
8. Wura
9. Sex Life
10. King the Land

Most Searched Mobile Devices

1. Iphone 15
2. Tecno Spark 10 pro
3. Tecno Camon 20
4. Tecno Spark 10
5. Infinix Hot 30i
6. Redmi Note 12
7. Itel a70
8. Itel a40
9. Infinix note 30 pro
10. Infinix Smart 8

Most Searched Songs

1. Lonely at the top – Asake
2. Reason – Omah Lay
3. My G – Kizz Daniel
4. Who is your guy – Spyro ft Tiwa Savage
5. Terminator – KIng Promise
6. Sability – Ayra Starr
7. Asiwaju – Ruga
8. Carry me go – Khalid ft Boy Spyce
9. Ojapiano – KCee
10. Rich till i die – Kizz Daniel