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Peter Obi, Putin among top Google Nigeria searches in first half 2022

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Mr. Peter Obi

Google Nigeria yesterday said the top three trending people in Nigeria in the first half of the year are the Labour Party presidential candidate, Mr. Peter Obi, Russian President, Vladimir Putin and Bianca Ojukwu.

Search trends information is gotten from Google data based on what Nigerians have been searching for and asking Google.

Google processes more than 40 000 search queries every second. It translates to more than a billion daily searches and 1.2 trillion searches per year worldwide.

The search engine said half of 2022 has been eventful for Nigerians. From politics, high profile deaths to sports personalities, blockbuster movies and TV series, Nollywood actors, musicians and songs that became very catchy, Nigerians turned to Google to find out more.

Notably, Mr. Obi is a Nigerian businessman and politician who served as the Governor of Anambra State.

He is the Labour Party presidential candidate in the 2023 presidential election.

Russia’s President, Vladimir Putin, also grabbed the attention of Nigerians in the first six months of this year as Russia’s invasion of Ukraine became topical across the globe.

Bianca, the widow of the late Biafran warlord Chukuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu also led search interest by Nigerians when she slapped Ebelechukwu, the wife of immediate past Governor of Anambra State, 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.

Full list

Top trending people by Nigerians from January to June 2022

  • Peter Obi
  • Vladimir Putin
  • Bianca Ojukwu
  • Simon Leviev
  • Will Smith
  • Abba Kyari
  • Johnny Depp
  • Black Chully
  • Funmilayo Adebayo, aka Mummy GO
  • Kelly Tiktok

Top trending moments by Nigerians from January to June 2022

  • AFCON 2022
  • ASUU strike
  • Winter Paralympics
  • Chrisland school girl
  • APC Presidential primaries
  • Russia Ukraine conflict
  • Kuje Prison attack
  • PDP Presidential primaries 2022
  • Owo Church Attack
  • Blasphemy Sokoto

Top trending deaths by Nigerians from January to June 2022

  • Osinachi Nwachukwu
  • Chinedu Nwadike
  • Dejo Tunfulu
  • Alaafin of Oyo
  • Shinzo Abe
  • Alao Akala
  • Osmond Gbadebo
  • Abiodun Oropo
  • Mino Raiola
  • Ernest Shonekan

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