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Tiwa Savage, Lukaku, Squid Game, JAMB, others topped Nigerians’ searches in 2021: Google

Google’s 2021 Year in Search compiles the moments, people, topics, events, and places that capture the world’s attention each year.

• December 8, 2021
Google search used to illustrate the story

Nomenclatures such as Tiwa Savage, Romelu Lukaku, Euro 2020, Squid Game and JAMB are among top searches on Google in 2021, said the company’s West Africa spokesman Taiwo Kola-Ogunlade on Wednesday.

Mr Kola-Ogunlade in a statement said Google’s 2021 Year in Search compiles the moments, people, topics, events, and places that capture the world’s attention each year.

He said that as the pandemic entered its second year, Nigerians used the internet to search for answers and information that revealed their interest in topics related to music, movies, TV shows,  sports, food.

The Google spokesman said that celebrity personalities, pop culture and lifestyle were top searches as well as topics such as ‘Paralympics’, ‘Euro 2020’, ‘EPL’, ‘Chelsea F.C.’ and ‘Champions league’,  reflective of the country’s uncompromising love for sport.

Mr Kola-Ogunlade noted that Tiwa Savage, Destiny Etiko and Romelu Lukaku topped their respective categories, revealing Nigerians’  love for top entertainment personalities and athletes.

‘’Squid Game, the Korean TV series that enthralled the world, topped the category of trending movies and series.

“From questions like ‘How to check JAMB result 2021?’, to search terms like ‘Alcohol lyrics’,  and ‘TB Joshua’ Nigerians used Search to make sense of their world this year,’’ he said.

He said the other trending searches were Paralympics, Obi Cubana  Sound Sultan, Baba Ijesha, Sunday Igboho, Nnamdi Kanu, Alcohol lyrics among others.

Google Trends is a publicly available tool that displays relative search volume across geographies, time periods and queries that people want to know about.

(NAN)

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