According to Google, Peter Obi is the most well-known person in Nigeria in the first half of 2022

According to Google, Peter Obi is the most well-known person in Nigeria in the first half of 2022
On Thursday, Google featured the top popular celebrities, songs, movies, high-profile deaths, and sports from the first half of 2022.

The first half of 2020 had been interesting, according to Mr. Taiwo Kola-Ogunlade, Communications and Public Relations Manager, Google West Africa, who said in a statement that it had seen high-profile deaths, politics, and personalities among other things.

According to Kola-Ogunlade, such trends and searches are the outcome of noteworthy events and situations that captured people's attention.

According to him, Bianca Ojukwu, Peter Obi, and Vladimir Putin were the top three trending figures in Nigeria during the first half of the year.

The manager identified Peter Obi as a politician and businessman from Nigeria who presided over Anambra from 2006 to 2014.

According to Kola-Ogunlade, Obi is currently the Labour Party's candidate for president of Nigeria in the 2023 election.

He claimed that during the first half of 2022, Vladimir Putin, the president of Russia, captured the interest of Nigerians as the Russian invasion of Ukraine gained international attention.

"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 claims that the majority of Nigerian students attending public tertiary institutions have been affected by the ongoing Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) strike.

The communication manager claimed that skipping five months of school was another major event that sparked attention among Nigerians online.

According to him, Osinachi Nwachukwu, a well-known Nigerian gospel singer, was the first prominent death on the list.

He said that she was slain by her husband in an incident of domestic abuse.

According to Kola-Ogunlade, Chinedu Nwadike's passing was the second-most-searched-for death in Nigeria.

According to him, the song Buga by Kizz Daniel with Tekno was the most popular track throughout the time period under consideration.

According to the communication officer, the most popular movies and TV shows among Nigerians from January to June 2022 were blood sisters, a Nigerian series on Netflix starring Nancy Isime and Ini Dima-Okojie.

According to Kola-Ogunlad, Raheem Sterling's transition from Manchester City to Chelsea FC made him the most trending sports star in Nigeria, while veteran Nollywood actor Olu Jacobs, who recently celebrated his 80th birthday, topped the list of top trending actors in Nigeria.

The data on search trends is compiled by Google based on what Nigerians have been looking up and asking Google.
Chima Ugo is a patriotic Nigerian, a journalist, blogger and singer who is so much interested in the internet, journalism, and blogging and have been for half a decade.