The sports category has moved to a new website.

Here is what Nigerians searched for on Google in January 2019

Football ruled the search history for the first month of this year.

Football-related searches dominated Google in January

In 2018, Nigeria’s search history for the entire year was dominated by questions about jamb results.

This was followed by searches concerning business plans, the Osun election and BVN. 

In January 2019, none of these made the top five list, according to Technext. Reportedly, live scores ruled the search engine.

Here is what Nigerians searched for on Google in January 2019:

ADVERTISEMENT

The top favourite search among Nigerians were live scores. Transfer news also dominated the search engine. Understandably, football-related searches increased on match days.

Apart from football, tennis-related searches also ruled the search history for the first month of the year.

ADVERTISEMENT

One explanation could be the Australian Open Grand Slam, held annually during January. 

Serena Williams, Naomi Osaka, Andy Murray, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal are some of the most searched for tennis personalities.

Politics and the presidential elections, in particular, also showed up on last month’s search history.

ADVERTISEMENT

Some of the trending searches were the presidential debate, the three presidential candidates; Fela Durotoye, Kingsley Moghalu and Oby Ezekwesili.

The latter was quite popular on the search engine following her decision to withdraw from the contest.

ADVERTISEMENT

The Nigerian rapper became a trending topic after the release of his single- “Talk”. The later release of his “Moral Instruction” album made him quite popular online.

During the first month of the year, many Nigerians became obsessed with a social trend called the #10 Year Challenge. The challenge was quite simple; post a photo of yourself in 2009 next to a recent 2019 photo of yourself.

ADVERTISEMENT

It was a worldwide trend that lasted throughout the month.

ADVERTISEMENT

Eyewitness? Submit your stories now via social or:

Email: news@pulselive.co.ke

Recommended articles

10 African cities with the highest crime index at the start of 2024

10 African cities with the highest crime index at the start of 2024

Machoka at 70: Emotions run high during Citizen TV presenter's birthday [Video]

Machoka at 70: Emotions run high during Citizen TV presenter's birthday [Video]

Diwali 2022: Is Monday a public holiday in Kenya?

Diwali 2022: Is Monday a public holiday in Kenya?

Akothee finally reveals reasons for separating from Omosh 1 month after wedding

Akothee finally reveals reasons for separating from Omosh 1 month after wedding

Man, once a ‘billionaire’, recounts how he lost wealth, now sells his book on streets [Video]

Man, once a ‘billionaire’, recounts how he lost wealth, now sells his book on streets [Video]

Details of Ngina Kenyatta's luxurious restaurant

Details of Ngina Kenyatta's luxurious restaurant

Zero Chills! Jackie Matubia's advice for Milly Chebby amid the unfollow drama

Zero Chills! Jackie Matubia's advice for Milly Chebby amid the unfollow drama

Nigerian royal dignitaries, including four kings and a queen, expected to attend Museveni’s 50th wedding anniversary celebrations

Nigerian royal dignitaries, including four kings and a queen, expected to attend Museveni’s 50th wedding anniversary celebrations

10 African countries with the strongest military power in 2024

10 African countries with the strongest military power in 2024

ADVERTISEMENT