Google trends in Nigeria: football, entertainment, dominate

For the first week of August, football and entertainment have dominated internet search engine google.

It is not surprising as majority of Nigerian internet users tend to be under 25 years of age.

Google Trends was launched in May 2006, allowing internet users see how popular search terms and their demography have been overtime on Google.

As soon as news brakes, Internet users turn mostly to Google to search for more news about happenings.

These are the issues that trended this week:


Musa trends…….

The movement of Nigerian striker Ahmed Musa from English side Leicester City to Saudi Arabia’s Al Nasrr shook the Nigerian football scene Thursday and Friday.

Many fans took to google to find out more about the Saudi millionaire club, who paid around 16 million pounds for the 25 year old Nigerian speed star.


The European football season may not have started, but most of the top clubsides have been involved in pre-season friendlies and tournaments.

Top English sides and London rivals Arsenal and Chelsea dominated google search engines as both teams squared off on Wednesday in an International Champions Cup match, which ended 6-5 on penalties in favour of Arsenal after scores stood at 1-1 during regulation time.

Manchester United’s 2-1 win over Real Madrid on Tuesday also generated interest following the red devil’s 4-1 pounding by Liverpool a few days earlier and coach Jose Mourinho’s tantrums over lack of player signings and the absence of key players.

The upcoming English Premier League (EPL) season opener  on Sunday – The Community Shield – sent the internet into overdrive.

FA Cup Champions Chelsea confront Manchester City in a match-up that tickles the Nigerian fan base; especially as Nigeria has a strong Chelsea support base.


Collabo everywhere

Nigeria’s music Diva Tiwa Savage set the web on fire with her new song titled: Lova Lova.

The song also featured Duncan Mighty and was released on Thursday.

It was no surprise to see Nigerian music lovers flock to google, nearly a million search results generated in two days.


Another collabo music work that generated interest amongst Nigerians was the Dreamy Love Song – ‘Halleluya’;  a Marvin records production featuring Johnny Drille and Simi.
The audio version of the song has generated over 200,000 searches in two days.
Phyno’s new hit track ‘Fuwa Sewa‘ closed out the week for google trends in Nigeria’s entertainment scene.