Winter Olympics, Adekunle Gold’s Song, Ernest Shonekan, Simon Leviev, Others Top Friday Trends

    Winter Olympics, Adekunle Gold’s Song, Ernest Shonekan and Simon Leviev are among the various issues on Google trends right now.

    Evidently, topping the Google trends this Friday are a number of events, popular personalities, songs and issues.

    These are basically what Nigerians are interested in the most this Friday.

    Although there are many other issues Nigerians are interested in, however, these ones are the most prominent ones.

    Meanwhile, these trending issues and topics are not only the ones that began trending today.

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    Some of them have been trending for a couple of days now.

    The trends:

    Ranging from games through personalities to songs, Google trends has collated the issues Nigerians are more interested in.

    Meanwhile, you might want to join the conversation on any of the trending issues on Google trends.

    But to do this, you will need to know why these topics are trending and why Nigerians are talking about them.

    Also, a brief knowledge about them will give you a better position to know how to join the conversations.

    So, let us give you brief insight into the various issues trending in Nigeria right now.

    1. Winter Olympics

    Top on the trends map in Nigeria is the current Winter Olympics  games that is ongoing.

    It has over 50, 000 searches so far.

    The Winter Olympics games started in Beijing today with an opening ceremony at the “Bird’s Nest” stadium.

    It kicked off despite the ravaging effect of the pandemic.

    Meanwhile, the games promises top-tier athletics and plenty of national pride.

    Friday’s opening ceremony starts at 8:00pm (1200 GMT).

    China’s President, Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin of Russia will officiate the ceremony.

    Many countries have refused to send in representatives to join Xi citing human rights concerns in China.

    Others pointed at Covid-19 pandemic.

    Also,  some spectators will be present at the opening ceremony.

    However, it is unclear how many spectators would be

    Also, number of tickets, games, and other issues remain unclear.

    Once the Games begin, competitions will run for a little over two weeks. Keep up with the full schedule and results here.

    1. Adekunle Gold Catch Me If You Can

    Following the Winter Olympics on the trend is Nigerian pop singer, Adekunle Gold.

    The high life singer just released his fourth album, “ Catch Me If You Can (CMIYC).”

    His album has thirteen tracks that includes ‘Mercy’ and his previous songs like ‘Sinner’, ‘High’, ‘It Is What It Is.’

    Adekunle Gold’s album has over 2,000 searches right now.

    He enlisted indigenous and international musicians like Ty Dolla Sign, Stefflon Don, Davido, Lucky Daye, Fousheé, and Fatoumata Diawara.

    Blaise Beatz, Tay Iwar, Spax, Davayo, Pheelz, Seyifunmi, BigFish and Quebeat are the producers of the album.

    1. Ernest Shonekan

    Nigerians are also talking about how Lagos state government wants to divert traffic for the burial service of Late former Head of Interim Government, Chief Ernest Shonekan.

    This issue has about 2, 000 searches currently.

    1. Simon Leviev

    Nigerians are also interested in Netflix’s new documentary, “The Tinder Swindler.”

    The documentary exposes a world-class fraud by a bachelor who posed to be a billionaire.

    Simon Leviev is the Tinder Swindler. He duped women around the world out of an estimated $10 million.

    You would quickly see why it is an interest for Nigerians as the movie became an instant hit after its release on Wednesday.

    It climbed to the No. 2 spot on Netflix’s top 10 movies in the country.

    The new Netflix documentary is exploring how Simon Leviev did it.

    It is also exploring how it got this far, and his eventual downfall at the hands of his victims.

    His conman games came to an end in 2019.

    However, many people are asking what became of Simon Leviev.

    Nevertheless, the conman is now back in Israel.

    Over 2, 000 searches are there for this topic.

    1. Athletic Club vs Real Madrid

    Nigerians are also talking sports and top of the interest is on Athletic Club vs Real Madrid.

    Alex Berenguer scored a late winner for Athletic Club to claim a famous 1-0 victory over Real Madrid in the Copa del Rey quarterfinals.

    During the game, Madrid’s best chance fell to Casemiro.

    However, keeper Julen Agirrezabala saved his low second-half shot.

    So, Nigerians are still talking about this game.

    Over 100, 000 searches are there for this issues.

    1. Apple iPhone 13

    Apple has launched new product pages for iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro.

    The page will provide simple overview of each device’s key features.

    Apple’s new product pages are shorter than the original ones.

    Nigerians and others have entered over 10, 000 search queries for Apple iPhone 13.

    1. Jeff Zucker

    Also trending is CNN’s top boss, Jeff Zucker.

    Zucker, on Wednesday, resigned from CNN for having a romantic relationship with another senior executive at CNN.

    He resigned after working with the network for over nine years.

    Zucker was supposed to disclose his relationship with executive vice president and chief marketing officer Allison Gollust.

    However, he did not.

    He rather apologised saying thus:

    “I acknowledged the relationship evolved in recent years.

    He also said, ” I was required to disclose it when it began but I didn’t.

    “I was wrong. As a result, I am resigning today.”


    Although there are many issues trending, Nigerians seem to be more interested in these ones.

    Also, among the trends, sports constitute the issues with the highest interest for Nigerians.

    Now that you have known a brief background about why Nigerians are interested in these topics, you can join the discourse.

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