Peter Obi, Putin, Buga top Google’s list of Most Searched Items in Q1 of 2022

Tech giant, Google has released the list of the top most searched personalities, music, movies, high profile deaths as well as sports in the first quarter of 2022.

Mr Taiwo Kola-Ogunlade, Communications and Public Relations Manager, Google West Africa, disclosed this on Thursday.

He said Peter Obi, Vladimir Putin and Bianca Ojukwu were the top three most searched names in Nigeria between January and June of 2022.

“Bianca Ojukwu, the widow of late Biafran warlord, Chukuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu also led search interest by Nigerians when she slapped Ebelechukwu, the wife of 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.

He added that the lingering ASUU strike and late gospel singer, Osinachi Nwachukwu also got large number of searches.

In addition, Kiss Daniel’s song, Buga, was the most searched song in the period under review.

Kola also said that Olu Jacobs, the veteran Nollywood actor who recently celebrated his 80th birthday led the list of top trending actors in Nigeria while Raheem Sterling’s journey from Manchester City to Chelsea FC led him to be the number one trending sports personality in Nigeria.

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