The saga caused by the alleged leaked sex tape of star singer, Tiwa Savage, made her a leading person-to-search-online in 2021.
) Google on Wednesday highlighted Tiwa Savage, Euro 2020, how to check Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) as the top searches on Google in 2021.
Mr Taiwo Kola-Ogunlade, Communication Officer, West Africa, Google said in a statement that Google’s 2021 Year in Search compiles the moments, people, topics, events, and places that capture the world’s attention each year.
Kola-Ogunlade 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.
He 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.
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The Communications officer 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.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Google Trends is a publicly available tool that displays relative search volume across geographies, time periods and queries that people want to know about.