Here are the stories that trended on Google Nigeria in the last seven days:
Olamide Science Student video
Nigerian hip hop recording artist, Olamide has released the visuals to his latest hit song ‘Science Student’.
The single was recently placed on a ‘Not To Be Broadcast’ (NTBB) ban by the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) for controversial lyrics. In an effort to change public opinion, Olamide released the new video to depict his true intentions.
Excited fans in Nigeria took to Google to watch the new video, making ‘Olamide Science Student video’ a top trending search term.
In the last couple of weeks, there have been a number of celebrity death hoaxes making the rounds. The latest victim is Nigerian singer-songwriter, Tiwa Savage.
According to the hoax, which went viral, Tiwa died of a heart failure on Saturday. The singer and mother of one has debunked the rumours by sharing a screenshot of the fake news on her Instagram page. In the post she wrote ”Mama J never die yet ooo”.
Since the death hoax was refuted, relieved fans searched Google for more information about the songstress, making ‘Tiwa Savage‘ a top trending search term.
Brazilian professional footballer Neymar da Silva Santos, commonly known as Neymar, sustained a leg injury during a Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) Champions League 3-0 Ligue 1 win over Marseille.
Reports indicate that the Brazilian forward cracked a metatarsal bone and might have to undergo surgery, which will keep in off the field for six to eight weeks, ruling him out of the upcoming PSG’ Champions League match against Real Madrid.
Football fans raced to Google to search for updates about the player’s health.
Bollywood movie star Sridevi Kapoor, popularly referred to as Sridevi, is reported to have died from accidental drowning in Dubai. Sridevi was found in her hotel bathtub unconsciousness on Saturday.
Sridevi was considered one of the few Indian female superstars capable of huge box-office success, and appeared in nearly 300 films over five decades.
Her Nigerian fans took to Google to get updates about Sridevi’s funeral procession and final burial rites as practiced in india.
Communications & PR Manager, West Africa, Taiwo Kola-Ogunlade, reiterated Google’s resolve to organize world’s information and make same universally accessible and useful, especially in making the contents available to Google users.
Google fulfils this mission through products and platforms like Search, Maps, Gmail, Android, Google Play, Chrome and YouTube, Google plays a meaningful role in the daily lives of billions of people and has become one of the most widely-known companies in the world. Google is a subsidiary of Alphabet Inc.