Thursday, April 10, 2014

Dora Akunyili, Leon Balogun, Oscar Pistorius Are The Most Searched People On Google For The Month Of March

This report was compiled by Google Nigeria.

Professor Dora Akunyili’s appearance after a long period of sickness has turned out to be the most searched and talked about topic about people in the month of March in Nigeria on Google. The transformation of the full-bodied woman to a leaner figure attracted a lot of Nigerians to several blog sites while she was attending the National Conference in Abuja. Curious Nigerians continue to search for the cause of her ailment, and the decision to attend a public event.

Leon Balogun, a German-born Nigerian professional footballer who plays for Fortuna Düsseldorf Football Club also made it to the list. Balogun was called up by the Super Eagle’s coach, Stephen Keshi for the first time for a friendly match between Nigeria and Mexico. Continue after the cut.

Others on the list of top trending people include Oscar Pistorius who is still facing trial in South Africa for the murder of his girlfriend, the late Zara Gretti (real name- Margaret Mary-Joseph) who passed on at the age of 28 after suffering from multiple Sclerosis and Nollywood actor Muna Obiekwe who was in the news regarding a controversial picture with a fellow actress.

The mysterious disappearance of the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 topped the list of top trending searches in March. Since announced on the 8th of March, the whole world, including Nigerians have turned to Google Search for news, updates and possible links that explains the whereabout of the Boeing 777 carrying 239 people.

On the home front, the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) recruitment saga also created a lot of buzz and activity online. Other topics on the list include the Crimea stand-off, Champions League draw and Nollywood actress Biola Ige.

Phyno, Yemi Alade and P-Square topped the highest trending musicians category, while Genevieve Nnaji, Ebuka and Nadia Buari topped the list of highest trending Nollywood personalities.

Here’s a full look at all of our top 10 lists for Nigeria in March 2014.

Top trending people
Dora Akunyili
Leon Balogun
Oscar Pistorius
Zara Gretti
Muna Obiekwe
Akas Baba
Biola Ige
Fred Phelps
Olanike Olaiya
Cardinal Rex Jim Lawson

Top 10 Trending Searches
Missing plane, MH370, Malaysian Plane
immigration recruitment
Champions league draw
Biola ige
Total scholarship 2014
Punch newspaper today
Dora akunyili
Leon balogun
Multiple sclerosis

Top Trending Nigerian Musicians
Yemi Alade
Ice Prince
Femi Kuti
Sean Tizzle
Dammy Krane

Top Trending Nollywood Celebs
Genevieve Nnaji
Nadia Buari
Jim Iyke
Van Vicker
Rita Dominic
Mercy Johnson
Oge Okoye
Tonto Dike
Yvonne Nelson

Top 10 Most Searched Sport teams
Real Madrid
Manchester United
Manchester city

Top searched “What is…”
what is love
what is computer
what is biology
what is government
what is communication
what is money
what is education
what is economics
what is democracy
what is science

Top 10 “How to…”
how to kiss
how to love
how to hack
how to swim
how to twerk
how to pray
how to study
how to cook
how to dance

how to draw


  1. How to kiss? Odikwa egwu ooooo

  2. Ah. Where is Kemi Olunloyo's name? The sick woman once declared that she's the most Googled nuisance personality in Africa na. Eheheh Talk about delusion of grandeur.

  3. Am just ok seeing my two and portable ladies on the list aunty genny and rita, hmm omo T no appear ooo, u see am she too the appear for blogs that is why no body googles abt her. DERA MI

    1. Wetin Omo T do you.Bad mouth

  4. Imagine the dora akinyili's post making it. Nigerians sha una bever see sick person before mcshew

  5. Lol at "how to" category...naija my ppl!

  6. Haha
    Hehe @
    Top 10 “How to…”
    how to kiss
    how to love
    how to hack
    how to swim
    how to twerk
    how to pray
    how to study
    how to cook
    how to dance