Google search Most Searched Celebrities by Kenyans on Google 2017

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As 2017 draws to a close, Google has launched its 2017 Year in Search, the 17th annual look at the year through the lenses of Google Search Trends uncovering unique searches and queries that grabbed the attention of Kenyans since the year began.

This year’s most trending searches reveal that Kenyans turned to Google to search more about celebrity personalities, movies and telenovelas.

play Rayvanny the Most searched artist by Kenyans on Google (Courtesy)


In the celebrity scene, Tanzania’s musician and songwriter Rayvanny was the most searched artist by Kenyans. Winner of the Viewer’s choice award in the 2017 BET Awards, Rayvanny hit the headlines for allegedly being unfaithful to his pregnant girlfriend- Fahyma whom he is recently reported to have dumped.

Former Yamoto band member Aslay became the second most searched artiste of the year following his decision to split from the band.

Linkin Park’s lead singer Chester Bennington, who died from suicide, and Churchill Show’s former comedian Emmanuel Makori alias Ayeiya Poa Poa, were amongst the trending artistes of the year.


Ayeiya passed on this year following a fatal road accident. Other highly sought after artistes on the Internet included Willy Paul, who released a wedding song – “I Do” with Jamaican songstress Alaine.

Zari’s ex-husband – a popular businessman and socialite also generated huge interest among Kenyans following his demise this year. American comedian Charlie Murphy and Play Boy founder – Hugh Hefner also topped Google searches following their deaths within the year.

play Alaine and Wily Paul (Courtesy)


MCA Tricky – a former street boy, now comedian at the Churchill Show and popular Kikuyu comedian Kianangi who was found dead after going missing for a week are among the other artistes who defined searches in 2017.

Most searched Artists 2017

1. Rayvanny

2. Aslay

3. Chester Bennington

4. Ayeiya

5. Willy Paul and Alaine

6. Ivan Semwanga

7. Charlie Murphy

8. Hugh Hefner

9.Mca Tricky

10. Kianangi

play The Late Churchill show Comedian Ayeiya who is among the most searched Celebrities in 2017 (Courtesy)
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