08 Dec The most-searched persons in Nigeria in 2022 on Google
Google on Wednesday announced the results of its 2022 Year in Search, revealing the most searched terms, people, actors, musicians, topics, questions and more that captured the interest of Nigerians the most throughout this year.
Google’s Year in Search is an annual analysis that reveals the top trending lists and spotlights what the world searches to see, learn and do.
Oxlade, the Nigerian singer and songwriter, topped both categories of top trending people and top trending musicians searched by Nigerians this year. Asake, an Afrobeat singer signed to YBNL Nation, came second in the chief trending musician’s list.
Anikulapo, a Nigerian epic fantasy film starring Kunle Remi and produced by Kunle Afolayan, topped the category of trending movies and series.
Entertainment-related search terms like ‘Finesse lyrics’, ‘Buga’, and the song by Kizz Daniel featuring Tekno and ‘Will Smith’ all topped their categories, revealing Nigerians’ interest in lyrics, melodies and celebrity personalities.
And in a year of several high-profile deaths, the death of Queen Elizabeth was the most searched loss, followed by gospel singer Osinachi Nwachukwu, who died in April and actress Ada Ameh who died in August.
Other top searched questions like, ‘How to link NIN?’, ‘How to buy shares?’, ‘How to register for PVC online?’, ‘What is Lupus?’ and “What is NATO?’ showed how Nigerians used Search to find out more about their interests in 2022.