Lagos – The intention of Peter Okoye of Psquare to terminate contract with the Psquare brand dominated searches on Google Nigeria this week.
Google’s spokesman, Mr Taiwo Kola-Ogunlade, made this known on Thursday in Lagos.
“Psquare’s Peter Okoye is reported to have indicated intentions to terminate his contract with the Psquare brand.
“The news was confirmed yesterday by his lawyer, Mr Festus Keyamo, who said that the identical twin brothers had had several feuds in the past, and efforts are being made to reconcile them.
“Concerned fans searched Google for updates on the situation,’’ he said.
Peter and his twin brother, Paul, are hip-hop sensation with the popular stage name, Psquare, which dominated the Nigerian music industry for years.
According to Kola-Ogunlade, celebrity news dominated this week’s top trending search terms on Google Nigeria, as the news of the death of a Nollywood actor and producer, Friday Ugwu, also trended.
He noted that the actor, popularly known as Okaka De Don, was involved in a fatal road accident on the Lagos-Badagry Expressway last Friday.
Kola-Ogunlade said that the death, which was confirmed by the Actors’ Guild of Nigeria, made the deceased’s fans to log onto Google to confirm the sad report.
According to the manager, Google birthday surprise spinner also got people’s attention online.
“Google celebrated 19th birthday, and as part of the celebration, the company launched a Google Doodle inviting users to explore 19 of its most memorable doodles launched over the past 19 years.
“Google users in Nigeria raced to Google to give the doodle a spin,’’ he said.
He said that fans of American hip-hop artiste, Belcalis Almanzar, popularly referred to, by her stage name, Cardi B, also took to Google to watch the video of her record- breaking song, ‘Bodak Yellow.
The manager noted that the artiste had officially become the first female rapper to top the Billboard Hot 100 in 19 years.
He said that her hit ‘Bodak Yellow’ trended for months before finally climbing to the number one spot of the chat.
The Google manager also noted that American reality television star, Kylie Jenner, was rumoured to be pregnant for current boyfriend, Travis Scott.
“The couple sparked pregnancy rumours some weeks back when both shared insinuative messages on social media that got their fans suggesting that the reality star was pregnant.
“Kylie’s fans in Nigeria took to Google to search for more pictures of the couple,’’ he said.
Kola-Ogunlade said that Ghana’s 4-1 defeat to Nigeria on Sunday in the 2017 WAFU Nations Cup Final also dominated Google searches.
“Football fans raced to Google to search for more details about the match,’’ he said.
NAN reports that Google Trends launched in May, 2006, allows one to see how popular search terms and their demography have been overtime on Google. (NAN)