The presidential candidate on the platform of the Labour party in the forthcoming 2023 elections, Peter Obi floored other prominent presidential candidates, Atiku Abubakar of the People Democratic Party (PDP) and Bola Tinubu of the All Progressive Congress to emerge in the top 3 most- searched people in Nigeria in the last six months.
This is according to the latest Google trends report released on Thursday, July 21.
Other top trending people in Nigeria within the last 6 months are Bianca Ojukwu and the Russian President, Vladimir Putin.
Aside from individuals, the Google trend reports also reveal moments, songs and movies searched by Nigerians in half -year 2022.
Google in the report said; “The first half of 2022 has been eventful for Nigerians. Between politics, high-profile deaths, sports personalities, blockbuster movies and TV series, Nollywood actors, musicians and songs that became very catchy; Nigerian netizens turned to Google to find out more.”
“The top three trending people in Nigeria in the first half of the year are Peter Obi, Putin and Bianca Ojukwu. Peter Obi is a Nigerian businessman and politician who served as the Governor of Anambra State three separate times from 2006 to 2014. He is currently the Labour Party nominee for President of Nigeria in the 2023 presidential election.
“Vladimir Putin, Russia’s President 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 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 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,” Google explained.
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