Google Nigeria has released the top three trending people in Nigeria in the first half of 2022. They are Peter Obi, Vladimir Putin and Bianca Ojukwu.
Mr Taiwo Kola-Ogunlade, Communications and Public Relations Manager, Google West Africa, said in a statement that such trends and searches were a result of happenings and events of interest that caught people’s attention.
Peter Obi is Nigerian businessman, politician and Labour Party presidential candidate for the 2023 general elections. Kola-Ogunlade further said that Vladimir Putin, Russia’s President also grabbed the attention of Nigerians in the first six months of 2022 as Russia’s invasion of Ukraine became topical across the globe.
‘’Bianca Ojukwu, the widow of the late Biafran warlord, Chukuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu also led search interest by Nigerians when she slapped Ebelechukwu, the wife of the immediate past governor of Anambra, Chief Willie Obiano.
‘’A second famous slap comes in at number five on the list of top trending people after Will Smith slapped Chris Rock at the Oscars in March.
‘’AFCON 2022 topped the list of most searched moments between January and June, Senegal beat Egypt in the final match of the African Cup of Nation (AFCON) football competition to emerge winner,’’
He said the song, Buga, by Kizz Daniel, featuring Tekno was the number one trending song in the period under review.
The communication officer said that Blood Sisters, a Nigerian series on Netflix starring Nancy Isime and Ini Dima-Okojie topped the list of top trending movies and TV series by Nigerians from January to June 2022.