Taiwo Kola-Ogunlade Kola-Ogunlade, Google’s Communications and Public Affairs Manager for Anglophone West Africa has said the most searched phrase on the search engine was the status of President Buhari’s Health
He said that others such as Chelsea FC, Mother’s Day celebrations and Runtown’s new hit song also trended on Google Nigeria search.
Kola-Ogunlade said that the Nigerian government, however, issued an official statement on the president’s health status, saying that any news of his demise was only rumour.
He said that people searched Google using the following search terms: ‘eugene anenih wife’, ‘eugene anenih nigerian’, ‘eugene anenih dead’, ‘esosa anenih’, ‘tony anenih’, and ‘yomi aneni
According to him, May 11 is globally recognized as Bob Marley Day, a day which is observed by playing the songs of the reggae maestro and showcasing the Rastafarian culture
The Google Manager said that during the week, it was reported that Eugene Anenih, the Chief Executive Officer of Nova Finance and Securities Ltd. was dead.
Eugene Anenih, the son of former Peoples Democratic Party Board of Trustees Chairman, Anthony Anenih, died of a heart attack on Sunday, May 7.
This year’s Bob Marley Day was unique because it marked exactly 36 years since Marley died at the age of 36 in Miami, Florida on May 11, 1981, due to cancer.
That means that Thursday, May 11, 2017, is the ”equilibrium day” of Bob Marley’s life circle, something that will only happen once.
Bob Marley was born on February 6, 1945, in Nine Miles, Saint Ann, Jamaica, to Norval Marley and Cedella Booker.
Google Search terms used by Nigerian fans included: ‘bob marley’, ‘bob marley songs’, ‘bob marley day’ and ‘lucky dube’
Kola-Ogunlade said that Chelsea won Premier League title, with departing Captain John Terry leading his Chelsea side to a rip-roaring 4-3 victory over Watford on Monday, May 15.
The Google manager said that people also searched for: ‘mother’s day celebrations’ and ‘happy mother’s day’.