February 2, 2023

Google was used by a number of African nations to swiftly find out information about global events.

There were many ups and downs in 2022. It is understandable that various African nations were interested in keeping up with developments both within and outside of the continent given the significant health and economic changes that have swept the globe. Google published its yearly “2022 Year in Search Report,” which details users’ search behaviors over the course of the year, on Wednesday.

Four African nations were represented by the data: South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya, and Egypt. The following musicians are the most searched in these nations:

Nigeria

Nigeria mostly asked questions regarding the ASUU strike, which infuriated the nation’s youth, the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON), and the iPhone 14. Peter Obi, another prominent candidate for president who has made an impression on many Nigerians, was the subject of significant enquiries. The most frequently searched American actors were Will Smith and Johnny Depp, while Yul Edochie was the most frequently searched Nollywood actor. Asake, Portable, Black Sheriff, and Oxlade were the top search artists.

Top 10 most searched Musicians in Nigeria
1) Oxlade
2) Asake
3) Black Sheriff
4) Portable
5) Lil Tjay
6) Ruger
7) Buju
8) Angelique Kidjo
9) Dj Yk Mule
10) Victony

Kenya

This year, Kenyans searched for information on the AFCON, Climate Change, and the World Cup 2022 among other popular topics. Kenyans were also interested in the COVID-19 Registry for the Russia-Ukraine Conflict and the 2022 Kenya Elections. Many Kenyans also asked for the “Rush” lyrics by Ayra Starr. The list included a number of prominent residents, including Johnson Sakaja, Juliana Cherera, and Martha Karua. Below are top music lyrics searched on Google 2022 in Kenya;

  1. Ayra Starr’s Rush Lyrics
  2. Tushangilie Kenya Lyrics
  3. Sugarcane Remix Lyrics
  4. Girlfriend Lyrics
  5. Rema’s Calm Down Lyrics

Egypt

Egyptians were interested in the state of the economy; a number of common searches asked what the dollar exchange rate was in relation to the Egyptian pound. Residents of the nation in Northeast Africa did study on the World Cup, where their team is now doing well. The continuous crisis between Russia and Ukraine, which has had an impact on many regions of the world, piqued the interest of many Egyptians as well. Egyptian singers Mayar El Beblawi, renowned actor Hisham Selim, Samir Sabry, and Jala Fahmy were among those listed in this year’s Google search for Egypt.

See Egypt’s top searched songs below:

South Africa

Through an analysis of their collective Google search history, South Africans demonstrated that they are active learners who are curious about how things work and who other people are. There were many questions from South Africans regarding how to carry out specific duties, such as “How to go live on Whatsapp” and “How to check matric results online.” Sonia Booth, Zeenat Simjee, Will Smith, and Chris Rock are just a few of the well-known people who have appeared in South Africa’s Google search history.

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