NIN-SIM, Rita Dominic, others dominate searches on Google in April 2022

Eberechukwu Etike
*NIN-SIM linkage | *#ReelDeel | *64th Grammy Award 2022 | *Chrisland School *Deaths of prominent Nigerians
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April was a combination of the exhilarating and the bizarre, according to Google search. And, this mix influenced what people looked for on Google. Nigerians’ interests were evenly spread across politics, entertainment, and drama, with the most frequently asked questions dominating the month’s Google search results.


This focus, on the other hand, is on the most frequently searched topics compiled by Google based on what Nigerians searched throughout the time period.

NIN-SIM Linkage

The topic of NIN-SIM linkage has been ongoing for months, but on April 4, 2022, the Federal Government of Nigeria took a bold step by ordering telecoms service providers to prohibit outbound calls from unlinked sims lines (both old and new).

Before imposing these restrictions, the government had granted these unconnected sim line users a considerable period of grace.

This was the most searched question by Nigerian on Google search trends in April.

NIN-SIM Linkage: Telcos to bar outgoing calls on unlinked lines from today. One of google searches in April

The order affected about 73 million SIMs. The NCC has cleared the minds of people who believe this was just a temporary move by the government that the only available option for the affected SIM card holders is to register for NIN or link their sims to existing NINs.

Rita Dominic’s wedding – #ReelDeel

Veteran Nollywood actress, Rita Dominic tied the knot in a traditional ceremony with her now hubby, Fidelis Anosike. This blissful ceremony took place on Tuesday, April 19, 2022, at the bride’s home state of Imo. It was indeed a colourful ceremony with massive turn up from Dominic’s work colleagues.

Some of the attendees drew media notice, including Chidi Mokeme, who was admired for not showing signs of aging despite being more than 50 years old.

Other attendees included Joke Silva, Ini Edo, Swanky Jerry, Ebuka of BBNaija, Uche Jombo, Mercy Eke, Uti Nwachukwu, Chioma Akpotha and so many more.

It was a wedding to be remembered.

64th Grammy Award 2022

Held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on April 3, 2022, with Trevor Noah hosting, the 64th Grammy award was full of excitement and surprise.

The Awards for Album of the Year and Record of the Year went to Jon Bastiste while the young star, Olivia Rodrigo was on the nomination for four awards.

She won the Best New Artist and Best Vocal Album. Also, in the ceremony, Kanye West became the most successful hip-hop artist in Grammy history with 24 wins across his career.

The 64th GRAMMY Awards: Everything You Need To Know About The 2022 GRAMMYs Awards Show & Nominations
Source; GRAMMY,com

On the highlights of the event remains the warm appearance of Ukrainian president, Volodymyr Zelenskyy. In a pre-recorded message, Zelenskyy congratulated the winners and solicited support for Ukrainians as this is their most trying time.

Chrisland School

Following Ubi Franklin’s tweet, Twitter went ablaze. He had tweeted about a friend whose daughter (who he stated was ten years old) had been chosen to represent her school, Chrisland, in the World School Games in Dubai.


The girl was allegedly raped by fellow classmates, and a video was taped and released online, according to his bombshell tweet. There were reported the school knew about it but kept it a secret for a month while conducting disciplinary measures against the pupils, including a pregnancy test for the girl without her parents’ permission.

Many Nigerians condemned the school and the parent after seeing the video.

Prominent deaths

The deaths of renowned Nigerians were also on the top list of google search trends, including Gospel singer, Osinachi Nwachukwu; Yoruba actor, Kunle Adetokunbo, and Oba Lamidi Adeyemi III, the Alaafin of Oyo.


Domestic abuse was reported to be the cause of Osinachi Nwachukwu’s death, according to comments from close relatives.

Kunle Adetokunbo, often known as Dejo Tunfulu, a prominent Yoruba actor, died after a brief illness and hospitalisation. In an Instagram post, acting colleague, Kunle Afod shared the news of the 50-year-old actor’s death.

Oba Lamidi Adeyemi III, the Alaafin of Oyo, passed on fa ew days ago at the Afe Babalola University Teaching Hospital in Ado Ekiti. According to a report by Premium Times, it was said that the 83-year-old Alaafin passed on after complications associated with prostrate enlargement.

Their deaths stirred the nation deeply.

The April 2022 way

The April searches reveal the sad and the happy moments of the month. The deaths came, but the happy moments were on the side too to cheer people up.

The search patterns shows that people care about different things at different points.


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