Google on Monday released its 2023 ‘Year in Search’ for Nigeria showing Apple’s recently launched iPhone 15 and Tecno Spark 10 Pro as the top 2 trending searched devices in the country this year.
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. It showcases the most popular searches, notable individuals, actors, musicians, topics, questions, and other subjects that captured Nigerians’ attention throughout the year.
On the top 10 devices being searched for, phones from the Transsion group, including iTel and Infinix dominate the list.
Google added that this year’s results show a heightened interest in lifestyle, local politics, and notable personalities such as Moyo Lawal, Peter Obi, and Oladipupo Oladimeji, aka Oladips, who topped the trending people’s list for 2023.
Providing a breakdown of the searches across different categories ranging from people to musicians, videos, and movies among others, Google said:
The data released by the search giant also revealed that many Nigerians were searching for the meaning of subsidy as it topped the ‘what is’ questions on the platform this year.
This curiosity may not be unconnected with the announcement of subsidy removal by President Bola Tinubu during his inauguration on May 29 this year and the attendant increase in prices that followed.
This was followed by the search for ‘what is idan’ a social media slang that gained popularity earlier this year.