The top Google searches of Nigerians in the past week were about controversial or new happenings around the world.
Joke gone wrong
The annual AY Live show, which held at the Eko Hotel in Lagos on Sunday, April 16, had a rich line-up of performers who delivered an amazing show to an overflowing audience of fans of comedy and live music.
During the event, the comedian/actor joked about the controversial incident that got Kemen disqualified from the BBNaija house following allegations of sexual assault towards TBoss.
Many Nigerians clearly did not find that joke funny and people expressed their disapproval on social media.
Those who were not at the event went on Google to search for a video clip of the controversial incident using ‘ay live 2017 download’ and ‘ay live 2017 youtube’ as keywords.
North Korea missile test launch fails
A North Korean missile “blew up almost immediately” during its test launch on Sunday, hours before Mike Pence, US vice-president, was due in South Korea for talks on the North’s increasingly defiant arms programme.
Nigerians trying to figure out if the world was in trouble turned to Google to search for more information using the search terms ‘north korea declares war’, ‘mother of all bombs’ and ‘afghanistan’.
Samsung Galaxy S8
The launch of Samsung’s new smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy S8, also made waves across the internet, with news headlines like “11 reasons the Samsung Galaxy S8 is better than Apple’s iPhone 7”.
Tech lovers wanting to know about the device turned to Google using search terms like ‘how much is samsung s8’, ‘samsung s8 price’, as well as ‘samsung j5’.
Esther Nnamdi-Ogbue denies money claims
Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) discovered a huge sum of money in different currencies in an apartment in Osborne Towers, in Lagos.
Nnamdi-Ogbue, former managing director, operations at the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), was initially linked to the money but she has since denied owning the apartment or the money.
Ontlametse Phalatse‚ progeria patient‚ dies at 18
The 18-year-old died on Tuesday night at George Mukhari Academic hospital in Pretoria, South Africa, from a disease called progeria, a rare genetic condition that causes rapid ageing.
When the news of her death broke, many people wanted to know about the disease and what causes it. People searched for ‘progeria’, ‘progeria syndrome’, ‘ontlametse phalatse ntlami’ and ‘ntlami’.
Many people used Google search to find some of the top messages available on the internet to send to their families and friends during Easter period. Nigerians searched for ‘easter message’, ínspirational easter message’, ‘happy easter greetings’ and ‘happy easter wishes’.
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