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Man has always been an inquisitive being and Google’s list of top searches around the world would go a long way in putting this curiosity to rest.

Google recently released a list of the top searches on its platform in 2014. The list is divided into various categories based on the sector/ field from which the search is based.

Here is the list of the top searches in Nigeria:

People:

Myles Monroe

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The passing of the preacher, Dr Myles Monroe sure had an effect on the world and in turn Nigerians, as reflected in this index. Not just that, the list also reflects that those who’ve dominated this list recently are celebrities who passed on. For example, last year Goldie Harvey dominated this list while Whitney Houston was for the year before (2012).

This year’s list also indicates that 6 people out of the top 10 had passed on.

 

Nigerian Music Artist:

Davido

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A clear indication of Davido’s consistency and dominance in the course of the year.

 

 

 

 

Events:

CHAN 2014

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Football being the biggest sport in Nigeria, it is no surprise that Chan 2014 tops the list of events. The Nigerian team came third and also a player on the team being adjudged the best player of the tournament.

 

 

 

 

Searches:

Linda Ikeji

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The Nigerian blogger who was enmeshed in copyright controversy earlier this year, sure had to be on the list.

 

 

 

 

 

What is…:

What is Ebola?

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A deadly disease that has ravaged several African nations and it caused quite a stir when it was diagnosed on a foreigner in Nigeria.

 

 

 

 

Who is…:

Who is Malala?

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Malala is a Pakistani activist for female education and the youngest-ever to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. She was in Nigerian earlier in the year to lend her support to the #BringBackOurGirls campaign.

 

 

 

International Athletes:

Juan Mata

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The prolific midfielder plays for English football club, Manchester United. He was signed by Manchester United from Chelsea F.C for a then club record fee of £37.1 million in January 2014.

 

 

 

 

 

2014 Movies:

I, Frankenstein

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I, Frankenstein is a 2014 American fantasy action film based on the graphic novel by Kevin Grevioux. The movie had a budget of $65 million and grossed $71,154,592 in box office sells. It was released in January 2014.

 

 

 

 

Mobile Phones:

iPhone 6

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This index reflects the desire of a lot of people to have a feel of the iPhone 6.

 

 

 

 

News Source:

BBC Hausa

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Information empowers. Considering the fact that the activities of the Boko Haram sect has been predominant in the Northeren part of the country where the Hausa language is widely spoken, BBC Hausa therefore becomes the nations “eye witness”.

 

 

 

Nigerian Sport Personality:

Stephen Keshi

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The currently out of favor Nigerian coach, Stephen Keshi, failed to qualify the Nigerian national team for next year’s African Cup of Nations. This has led to series of debates among sports loving Nigerians on why he hasn’t been sacked by the Nigerian Football Federation.

 

 

 

Nollywood:

Amaka Igwe

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Amaka Igwe was a Nigerian filmmaker and broadcasting executive. Her most popular TV soap is “Fuji House of Commotion”. She passed on in April 2014.

 

 

 

Recipe:

Pancake Recipe

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A good number of people within Nigeria decided to check out the recipe for pancake. I can’t help but wonder how it turned out.

 

 

 

 

 

 

There you have it, Nigeria’s top searches on Google in 2014.

Lulu Fadoju | Author

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