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Nigeria: Dora Akunyili, Leon Balogun, Oscar Pistorius and Muna Obiekwe top March's most searched people on Google

Professor Dora Akunyili’s appearance after a long period of sickness has turned out to be the most searched and talked about topic about people in the month of March in Nigeria on Google. The transformation of the full-bodied woman to a leaner figure attracted a lot of Nigerians to several blog sites while she was attending the National Conference in Abuja. Curious Nigerians continue to search for the cause of her ailment, and the decision to attend a public event.

Leon Balogun, a German-born Nigerian professional footballer who plays for Fortuna Düsseldorf Football Club also made it to the list. Balogun was called up by the Super Eagle’s coach, Stephen Keshi for the first time for a friendly match between Nigeria and Mexico.

Others on the list of top trending people include Oscar Pistorius who is still facing trial in South Africa for the murder of his girlfriend, the late Zara Gretti (real name- Margaret Mary-Joseph) who passed on at the age of 28 after suffering for multiple Sclerosis and Nollywood actor Muna Obiekwe whose was in the news regarding a controversial picture with a fellow actress.

The mysterious disappearance of the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 topped the list of top trending searches in March. Since announced on the 8th of March, the whole world, including Nigerians have turned to Google Search for news, updates and possible links that explains the whereabout of the Boeing 777 carrying 239 people.

On the home front, the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) recruitment saga also created a lot of buzz and activity online. Other topics on the list include the Crimea stand-off, Champions League draw and Nollywood actress Biola Ige.

Phyno, Yemi Alade and P-Square topped the highest trending musicians category, while Genevieve Nnaji, Ebuka and Nadia Buari topped the list of highest trending Nollywood personalities.

Here’s a full look at all of our top 10 lists for Nigeria in March 2014.

Top trending people

Dora Akunyili

Leon Balogun

Oscar Pistorius

Zara Gretti

Muna Obiekwe

Akas Baba

Biola Ige

Fred Phelps

Olanike Olaiya

Cardinal Rex Jim Lawson


Top 10 Trending Searches

Missing plane, MH370, Malaysian Plane

immigration recruitment


Champions league draw

Biola ige

Total scholarship 2014

Punch newspaper today

Dora akunyili

Leon balogun

Multiple sclerosis


Top Trending Nigerian Musicians


Yemi Alade



Ice Prince

Femi Kuti

Sean Tizzle



Dammy Krane


Top Trending Nollywood Celebs

Genevieve Nnaji


Nadia Buari

Jim Iyke

Van Vicker

Rita Dominic

Mercy Johnson

Oge Okoye

Tonto Dike

Yvonne Nelson


Top 10 Most Searched Sport teams





Real Madrid

Manchester United


Manchester city




Top searched “What is…”

what is love

what is computer

what is biology

what is government

what is communication

what is money

what is education

what is economics

what is democracy

what is science


Top 10 “How to…”

how to kiss

how to love

how to hack

how to swim

how to twerk

how to pray

how to study

how to cook

how to dance

how to draw

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