The release of Marvel’s Black Panther, Chinedu Udoji’s fatal accident and Sylvester Stallone’s death rumours were the most engaging topics among Nigerians in the past week.


Here are the stories that trended on Google in the last seven days:

Black Panther

Black Panther premiered in Nigeria last week. The movie broke — and set new — box office records around the world.


The movie is about the journey and challenges of Black Panther as he returns home to the African nation of Wakanda to take his rightful place as king after the death of his father.

Black Panther received an A+ cinema score and is the only Marvel film that has received such high scores besides Marvel’s ‘The Avengers’.

Chinedu Udoji


Kano Pillars FC defender, Chinedu Udoji, died in the early hours of Monday in a fatal car accident in Kano metropolis.

President Muhammadu Buhari, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) and his former club, Enyimba, reacted to Udoji’s death.

Football fans took to Google search for confirmation, and more, on Udoji’s death.

Sylvester Stallone


Hollywood actor and filmmaker, Sylvester Stallone, has dismissed reports of his death circulating on social media.

Stallone took to Twitter to debunk the death rumour, and also expressed sadness over the prank which emanated from a site notorious for sharing celebrity death hoaxes.

Nigerians interested in the story took to Google to search for ‘Sylvester Stallone‘ and ‘death of Sylvester Stallone’.

Wizkid Soco


Nigerian singer-songwriter, Wizkid, and his Starboy crew, released a new single entitled ‘Soco’.

The new single, which is off the Starboy Collective’s ‘Made In Lagos’ EP, was recorded in collaboration with Terri and  Ceeza Milli.

Excited fans raced to Google to read more about the new EP, making ‘Wizkid Soco’ a top searched term.

Dana Air


A Dana Air plane on Tuesday lost control and overshot the Port Harcourt runway. Dana Air is a regional airline operator in Nigeria. The flight was heading from Abuja to Port Harcourt airport.

The incident was said to have been caused by heavy rain, which was accompanied by strong winds in Port Harcourt.

Although there were no casualties recorded, Nigerians were concerned enough to race to Google search for more information about the incident.


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