Google provides a unique insight into the major moments and top trends of the week based on the most popular searches conducted in Nigeria.
Search trends information is gleaned from data collated by Google based on what Nigerians have been searching for and asking Google. The information goliath processes more than 40 000 search queries every second. This translates to more than a billion searches per day and 1.2 trillion searches per year worldwide.
This week’s trending searches show Nigerians’ keen interest in the world and people around them. COVID-19, entertainment and political figures captured the nation’s attention. From Coronavirus tips and treatments to Sky Sports News and Money Heist, Nigerians use search to find out about the things that matter to them. Here’s a closer look at Nigeria’s trending searches:
10. Sky Sport News
8. La Casa de Papel
7. Kemi Olunloyo
6. Coronavirus Treatments
5. Elon Musk
4. COVID-19 News
3. Abba Kyari
2. Money Heist Season 4
1. Coronavirus Tips
It’s no surprise that COVID-19 related content tops the list of most popular searches – and unless you live under a super-secure rock, you know why – the novel coronavirus has been a global talking point since the outbreak at the end of 2019. And while countries across the world continue to battle the virus, it’s safe to say that it’ll remain at the top.
Nigeria currently has 184 confirmed cases – so it’s no wonder people are eager to learn new tips and tricks for dealing with the pandemic.