30th April, 2022
Google on Saturday highlighted the top search on Trends as NIN-SIM linkage, Rita Dominic, and Gospel Singer Osinach Nwachukwu among others.
Mr. Taiwo Kola-Ogunlade, Head of Communications, Google West Africa said the ban by the Federal government on outgoing calls from unlinked SIMs made NIN-SIM linkage top trending searches in April.
Kola-Ogunlade said the death of prominent Nigerians was also searched which included Gospel singer Osinachi Nwachukwu, Nollywood Yoruba actor, Kunle Adetokunbo, and the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi III.
According to him, the 2022 Grammy Awards, Rita Dominic, and her wedding to Fidelis Anosike, Ghanaian musician, Black Sherif’s songs especially Kwaku the Traveller were also among the top searches.
He said: ‘’Other searches that piqued Nigerians’ interest include Chrisland School, How to check JAMB centers, the scientific name for ear ringing, third term school resumption, who is Black Sherif.
‘’Also, Osinachi’husband, Fidelis Anosike, where is Osinachi from, what is Greta Thunberg known for.”
The search trends information is gleaned from data collated by Google based on what Nigerians have been searching for and asking Google.
Google processes more than 40 000 search queries every second.