Google: Oxlade, Asake top list of most searched people for Nigerians in 2022


Nigerian singer-songwriter, Oxlade, topped the two categories of Most Popular People and Most Popular Musicians Searched for by Nigerians this year.

this is according to Nigerian Year 2022 Search Lists posted by Google on Wednesday.

According to the report, Asake, an Afrobeat singer signed to YBNL Nation, ranked second on the list of top trending musicians.

In the meantime, anikulapoa Nigerian epic fantasy film starring Kunle Remi and produced by Kunle Afolayan, topped the Trending Movies and Series category.

The 2022 Year in Search lists provide a snapshot of what Nigerians were curious about in a year that saw major sporting events, high-profile deaths and in the run-up to the Nigerian election in February 2023.

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Questions Nigerians Ask: Report reveals that the top questions Nigerians asked Google this year include “Who is Peter Obi’s running mate?” ‘Who is the APC presidential candidate?’, ‘Who is Atiku’s running mate?’, ‘Who is leading the Osun state election?’, ‘Who is Tinubu’s running mate?’ and ‘Who is Peter Obi?’.

Entertainment-related search terms such as ‘Finesse lyrics’, ‘Buga’, Kizz Daniel’s song with Tekno and ‘Will Smith’ topped their categories, revealing Nigerians’ interest in lyrics, songs and famous personalities.

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Other top searches: The African Cup of Nations, known as AFCON, and Casemiro, a Brazilian soccer player, topped the categories of top trending searches and top athletes and sportsmen, respectively. Nigeria was knocked out of the AFCON 2022 competition by Tunisia in a 1-0 loss as Senegal beat Egypt to win their first Africa Cup of Nations title earlier this year. The strike by ASUU, the Universities Academic Staff Union, which lasted for eight months, put the Union at second place among the top trending searches of Nigerians in the reporting period.

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