The Labor Party presidential candidate in the upcoming 2023 elections, Peter Obi, has emerged in the top 3 most wanted people in Nigeria for the past 6 months. This is according to the latest Google Trends report released today.
Other top trending people in Nigeria in the past 6 months are Bianca Ojukwu and Russian President, Vladmir Putin.
In addition to individuals, the Google Trend Report also reveals moments, songs, and movies that Nigerians have searched for in the half-year 2022.
What Google Says
Google said in the report: “The first half of 2022 was eventful for Nigerians. Between politics, high profile deaths, sports personalities, blockbuster movies and TV series, Nollywood actors, musicians and songs that got really catchy; Nigerian netizens turned to Google for more information.”
“The top three trending people in Nigeria in the first half of the year are Peter Obi, Putin and Bianca Ojukwu. Peter Obi is a Nigerian businessman and politician who served as the governor of Anambra state three times from 2006 to 2014. He is currently the Labor Party’s candidate for President of Nigeria in the 2023 presidential election. “Vladimir Putin, the Russian president, also caught the attention of Nigerians in the first six months of this year as the Russian invasion of Ukraine spread across the globe. world became current. Bianca Ojukwu, the widow of the late Biafra warlord, Chukuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, also spearheaded the investigative interest of Nigerians when she beat Ebelechukwu, wife of the former governor of Anambra state, Willie Obiano. A second known hit comes in at number five on the trending list after Will Smith punched Chris Rock at the Oscars in March,” Google explains.
The search engine company added that AFCON 2022 topped the list of most-searched moments between January and June. Senegal defeated Egypt in the final match of the African Cup of Nation (AFCON) football competition to emerge victorious.
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“The ongoing strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) that has prevented the majority of Nigerian students in public tertiary institutions from attending classes for five months is also a top moment that sparked the interest of Nigerians online,” added it up to it. “The song Buga by Kizz Daniel and Tekno is the number one trending song in the reporting period. Blood Sisters, a Nigerian series on Netflx starring Nancy Isime and Ini Dima-Okojie, topped the list of most trending movies and TV series by Nigerians from January to June 2022,” Google revealed.
Information about search trends is obtained from data collected by Google based on what Nigerians have searched for and asked Google for. Google processes more than 40,000 searches every second. This translates to over a billion searches per day and 1.2 trillion searches per year worldwide.