Mercy Johnson, Ini Edo, Tonto Dike, Davido top list of most searched celebrities on Google in Nigeria 2012 (See full list)

by Rachel Ogbu

 Google has announced that Davido is the most searched Nigerian musician in 2012. It recently released its annual Zeitgeist list, which collated this year’s major events and hottest trends based on searches conducted in Nigeria.

 

Mercy Johnson was the most searched Nollywood celebrity and the question; “How to Love?” takes the number one spot not only in Nigeria but across the globe.

Notable on the list for overall trending Nigerian searches in 2012 are education-related terms; “JAMB”, “WAEC result 2012” and “ASUU Strike” – This shows that Nigerian students are now resorting to the Internet to gather crucial information about happenings in the academic space.

There were also top searches asking what is computer? Economics, Biology, and Chemistry.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

See the full list here:
 
Nigeria Overall Trending Searches

 1. JAMB
 2. Mozat
 3. Boko Haram
 4. ASUU Strike
 5. Google News
 6. Eskimi
 7. Whitney Houston
 8. Vanguard News
 9. NNPC Recruitment
 10. Aminiya
 
Nigeria Overall Trending: PEOPLE

1. Whitney Houston
 2. Victor Moses
 3. Ronaldinho
 4. Van Persie
 5. Nuri Sahin
 6. Usain Bolt
 7. Hulk
 8. Davido
 9. Eden Hazard
 10. Rashidi Yekini
 
Nigeria Overall Trending: FOOTBALL CLUBS

 1. Chelsea
 2. Arsenal
 3. Barcelona
 4. Real Madrid
 5. Liverpool
 6. Manchester United
 7. Reading
 8. AC Milan
 9. Manchester City
 10. Everton
 
Nigeria Overall Trending: NIGERIAN MUSICIANS

1. Davido
 2. Wizkid
 3. MI
 4. Dbanj
 5. Psquare
 6. Timaya
 7. Ice Prince
 8. Tiwa Savage
 9. Tuface
 10. Flavour
 
Nigeria Overall Trending: TOP NOLLYWOOD CELEBS

 1. Mercy Johnson
 2. Ini Edo
 3. Tonto Dike
 4. Funke Akindele
 5. Genevieve
 6. Jim Iyke
 7. Chika Ike
 8. Van Vicker
 9. Rita Dominic
 10. Stephanie Okereke
 
Nigeria Overall Trending: HOW TO…

 1. how to love
 2. how to romance
 3. how to rap
 4. how to toast
 5. how to crochet
 6. how to dress
 7. how to massage
 8. how to blog
 9. how to freestyle
 10. how to concentrate
 
Nigeria Overall Trending: WHAT IS…? – TECHNOLOGY

 •what is love
 •what is computer
 •what is Biology
 •what is Government
 •what is Economics
 •what is Education
 •what is Communication
 •what is Chemistry
 •what is Money
 •what is Science
 
Nigeria Most Searched PHONE

 1.Blackberry Porsche
 
Nigeria Most searched: INTERNATIONAL SPORT

 1.London Olympics
 
What is Google’s Year-End Zeitgeist?
 
“Zeitgeist” means “the spirit of the times.” At the end of each year, Google celebrates this spirit by revisiting the year’s top searches around the world. From most-searched travel destinations in Brazil, to trending Australian celebrities, to most-searched Egyptian Olympians, to top tech gadgets in Japan, and everything in between, these lists give us insight into the curiosities that captured the world’s attention in 2012. This year, they are launching the 12th annual Google Year-End Zeitgeist on google.com/zeitgeist. The site showcases over 800 top-ten lists across pop culture, sports, music, politics, news, and more. It’s global, spanning over 50 countries. You can check out global search trends, compare terms using interactive data visualizations, and watch the annual Zeitgeist video.


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