LifestyleNewsPeter Obi, Buga, AFCON 2022 Emerge Top Google Searches In Nigeria

Google released its list of the top searches for the first half of 2022 on Thursday.

The top searches highlighted personalities, music, musicians, movies, high-profile deaths, actors, moments, sports, as well as sportsmen.

Taiwo Kola-Ogunlade, Communications and Public Relations Manager, Google West Africa, said in a statement that the first half of 2020 had been eventful with high-profile deaths, politics, and personalities among others.

Kola-Ogunlade noted that such trends and searches were as a result of happenings and events of interest that caught people’s attention.

Olu Jacobs, the veteran Nollywood actor who celebrated his 80th birthday on 11 July 2022 led the list of top trending actors in Nigeria while 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.

Oxlade was the most searched artiste while Buga by Kizz Daniel, featuring Tekno was the number one trending song in the period under review.

Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP) takes the top spot in the category of trending personalities. Russian president, Vladimir Putin, and Madam Bianca Ojukwu, who made headlines when she slapped Mrs Ebelechukwu Obiano, the wife of immediate past governor of Anambra, Chief Willie Obiano, took the second and third spot respectively.

Top of the list of notable deaths is that of gospel singers, Osinachi Nwachukwu and Chinedu Nwadike.

See the full list below.

Top trending actors by Nigerians from January to June 2022

Olu Jacobs
Kemi Afolabi
Yul Edochie
Judy Austin
Joke Silvia
Ini Dima-Okojie

Top trending musicians by Nigerians from January to June 2022

Black Sherif
Lil tjay
Angelique Kidjo
Asap Rocky
Toni Braxton

Top trending movies/ TV Series by Nigerians from January to June 2022

Blood Sisters
Thor Love and Thunder
Stranger Things
Tinder Swindler
Spider Man: No Way Home
Moon Knight
Sex Life
The Boys

Top trending personalities 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 a.k.a 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

Top trending sportsmen by Nigerians from January to June 2022

Raheem Sterling
Lisandro Martinez
Gabriel Jesus
Erik ten Hag
Tyrell Malacia
Darwin Nunez
Frenkie de Jong

Top trending songs by Nigerians from January to June 2022

Kizz Daniel, Tekno – Buga
Mavins, Crayon, Ayra Starr, LADIPOE, Magixx & Boy Spyce – Overdose
Ruger – Girlfriend
Rema – Calm Down
Pheelz ft. Buju (now BNXN) – Finesse
Ruger – Dior
Portable ft. Olamide & Poco Lee – Zazuu Zeh
Kizz Daniel – Pour Me Water
Skiibii – Baddest boy
Asake – Peace Be Unto You

By Ezinwanne Onwuka (Senior Reporter)

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