Mr. Taiwo Kola-Ogunlade, Google’s Communications and Public Affairs Manager, Anglophone West Africa, has revealed some of the headlines that made headlines – you know what I mean.
In a dispatch to the News Agency of Nigeria on Friday in Lagos, Mr. Taiwo revealed that the nuptials of RnB singer Oluwabankole Wellington, widely known as Banky W, and beautiful actress Adesua Etomi dominated the internet search engine, GOOGLE this week.
“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.
Also on the list of trends was the Gubernatorial Election of south eastern state, Anambra in which APGA of incumbent governor, Willie Obiano came out victorious.
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.
Early this week, news broke of Cyntoia Brown, a 29-year-old victim of cex 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.