- Peter Obi has been announced as the most searched personality on Google in the first half of 2022
- This does not come as a surprise as his social media presence has shot up since he emerged as the presidential candidate of the Labour Party
- The Anambra-born politician and businessman was closely followed by Russian spymaster and President, Vladimir Putin
The standard bearer of the Labour Party (LP) in the forthcoming 2023 presidential election, Mr Peter Obi is officially the most searched person on the internet in Nigeria for the first half of the year 2022.
According to a list compiled by The Nation newspaper, the Anambra-born political toppled big political personalities like Russian President Vladimir Putin, and American movie stars Will Smith and Johnny Depp to stay atop of the list.
Without any reasonable doubt, Peter Obi tops the list as a result of his presidential bid under the umbrella of the Labour Party which is currently a rave in Nigeria.
Peter Obi’s dominance at the top of the list is also due to the fact that he has social media presence and huge followership on social media with 80 per cent of his followers predominantly youths.
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These youths also occupy the majority number of social media users and gratifiers.
Vladimir Putin who holds the number two spot in Nigeria as the most searched personality on the internet is due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine and the recent conquest over the Ukrainian forces.
2022 season of slap
Holding the number three spot is Bianca Ojukwu, the wife of the former Biafran warlord, Chukuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu.
Mrs Ojukwu became a trending topic in Nigeria for a very controversial reason after a little brawl ensued between herself and the wife of Willie Obiano, the outgoing governor of Anambra state.
Ironically, the incident between both women transpired at the swearing-in of Professor Charles Soludo as the new governor of the state.
As reported by Legit.ng, a viral video that circulated on social media saw Bianca slapping the outgoing governor’s wife.
Similarly, another controversial slap that blew up the internet was at the 2022 Oscars in March.
The host of the event, Chris Rock, who is a comedian appeared to have made a joke about Jada Pinkett who is Smith’s wife.
Jada appeared not to have been pleased by the joke and when her husband, Smith, noticed her countenance, he walked up to Chris Rock and smacked him in the face.
His actions at the Oscars went viral as he still went home with the best actor prize at the academy awards.
Funke Akindele, Tonto Dikeh and 2 other celebrities contesting as deputy governors in their home states
Meanwhile, his actions were greeted with a very brutal sanction by the organisers of the award who barred him from attending the next ten Oscars.
See the full list below:
1. Peter Obi
2. Vladimir Putin
3. Bianca Ojukwu
4. Simon Leviev
5. Will Smith
6. Abba Kyari
7. Johnny Depp
8. Black Chully
9. Funmilayo Adebayo aka Mummy GO
10. Kelly Tiktok
2023: Novelist, Chimamanda Adichie vows to vote for Peter Obi
In another development, world-renowned novelist, Chimamanda Adichie has thrown her weight behind Peter Obi of the Labour Party ahead of the 2023 election.
Adichie, in a lengthy birthday message to Obi, shared some of her personal experiences with the presidential candidate.
The author declared she can’t wait to proudly cast her votes in 2023, leaving many of her fans and followers gushing.