Popular Nigerian singer/songwriter, Oluwabankole Wellington, widely known as Banky W, and beautiful actress Adesua Etomi’s wedding dominated the internet search engine Google this week.
Mr. Taiwo Kola-Ogunlade, Google’s Communications and Public Affairs Manager, Anglophone West Africa, made this known in a dispatch to the News Agency of Nigeria on Friday in Lagos.
He said that the Anambra state governorship election also tops the chat of the search engine.
“The highly anticipated wedding of Nigeria’s favourite couple, R&B singer, Bankole Wellington and Nollywood actress, Adesua Etomi was held on Sunday.
“The couple, who announced their engagement shortly after co-starring in the Wedding Party movie, also held their court wedding on Monday.
“The video of the court wedding went viral as soon as it was posted on social media by the happy couple.
“Fans and friends have since taken to Google to search for more photos from the couple’s traditional wedding,’’ Kola-Ogunlade said.
The Google manager said that Governor Willie Obiano, this week, was declared the winner of the Gubernatorial Election held in Anambra State.
He added that in his acceptance speech, Obiano thanked the citizens of Anambra State for voting despite several instances of election manipulation and over-voting cited by the election officers.
Kola-Ogunlade said that this led to the cancellation of results in several units.
Well-wishers also raced to Google to search for more details about the election results.
Also, the reported death of the former Vice President Alex Ekwueme who died in the early hours of Sunday in a London clinic became a trending topic.
“The sad news was confirmed by his family in a statement. This followed his family debunking news of his death two weeks earlier.
“Fans and well-wishers raced to Google to confirm the sad news,’’ he said.
Kola-Ogunlade said that the news of the resignation of the Zimbabwean leader, Robert Mugabe also trended on google.
“Mid last-week, in what was referred to as a “bloodless transition”, Mugabe was removed from office and placed under house arrest.
“After almost a week of uncertainty, the 93-year old dictator resigned on Tuesday after nearly four decades in power.
“His resignation letter was read out at a joint session of the Zimbabwean Parliament in Harare and as the celebration continues in Zimbabwe, Nigerians took to Google to confirm Mugabe’s resignation,’’ he said.
Early this week, news broke of Cyntoia Brown, a 29-year-old victim of sex trafficking, who had been sentenced to life in prison in Nashville, Tennessee,’’ the Google manager said.
He added that she was sentenced for shooting her abuser after being forced into prostitution at the age of 16.
“Brown, who has already served nearly 13 years in prison, will be eligible for parole after serving 51 years behind bars.
“This sentence has drawn outrage from celebrities such as Kim Kardashian West and Rihanna, who has begun a social media protest with the Free Cyntoia Brown.
“Nigerians raced to Google to read more about Brown’s story, making her name a top trending search term,’’ he said.
NAN reports that Google Trends launched in May 2006, allows one to see how popular, search terms and its demography have been over time on Google.
Ronke Oshodi Oke Cries Uncontrollably As She Regrets Campaigning For Buhari
A video circulating on social media captured the moment actress, Ronke Oshodi Oke wept bitterly for campaigning for the president of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari and Kwara state governor in 2015.
While speaking in her Yoruba dialect, the actress said she regrets her actions as she held herself responsible for the current state of the country.
The actress apologized for misleading her fans into voting for Buhari.
This comes after the president addressed the nation on Thursday.
Information Nigeria recalls the Buhari failed to speak on the violence unleashed on #EndSARS protesters at Lekki tollgate on Tuesday and this didn’t sit well with many Nigerians.
Watch the video below:
Ronke Oshodi Oke breaks down in tears, says she regrets her actions : 'Modé campaign fun awon oloriburuku yii ooo'
These celebrities that forced APC down our throats are gradually coming back to their senses ooo. pic.twitter.com/rwL6pZuhfs
— Arab (@shewn007) October 23, 2020
Omotola Apologizes For Her Insensitive Tweet About The Lekki Tollgate Shooting
Popular Nigerian actress, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde has apologized for her insensitive remark about the Lekki Tollgate shooting.
Information Nigeria recalls the actress drew backlash after she warned people against sensationalising the unfortunate incident via Twitter.
The actress tweeted;
“If People died during the Lekki Toll Assault , let their people speak out please and if there were No deaths then enough with the sensationalization because it does not remove from the Crime that happened. PEACEFUL PROTESTERS WERE ATTACKED. WHY? BY WHOM ! #EndImpunityinNigeria.”
Nigerians slammed the actress over the tweet which she has now deleted.
Reacting to the backlash, the film star tendered an apology to those who were offended by her words and she also tried to make amends.
The actress mentioned that her tweet was “misunderstood” as she owned up to her mistake.
“I hope you know I don’t doubt people died ! I hope you understand that we need to collate these now and not continue with the I’m dissapointed I’m leaving talks. Get Angry again. We Can’t stop”, she added.
The mother of four also re-shared a video released by one of the eyewitness of the massacre, DJ Switch in which she recalled the tragic incident.
Taking to Instagram, Omotola posted a video released by a doctor at Doren hospital who said multiple victims of the Lekki shootings were brought in and one died from a gunshot wound to the heart.
See her posts below:
Actress Doris Ogala Calls Out Uche Elendu For Allegedly Lying That Her Store Was Looted
Information Nigeria recalls Elendu took to her Instagram page on Wednesday, where she shared a couple of photos of the shop that was vandalized and ransacked.
Reacting to the post, Ogala called out her colleague and she advised her to speak the truth unless she would be exposed.
According to the actress, the shops do not belong to Elendu.
In her words;
This is not nice.. I know the owners of those shops.. this is pure deceit.. people should stop taking advantage of the situation.. ah ah.. we lost a lot of people.. kindly mention the shop owners.. if not I’ll repost and expose it..”
See her post below:
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