10 Hot Twitter’s Trending Topics in Nigeria: June 2011


Few months ago, Twitter rolled out localized trending topics to all users, in an attempt to make them into a useful tool rather than a spam-riddled, hashtag (#). Trending topics are words or phrases that are being used by lots of tweeters, appearing on the right-hand side of your home page.

To view the trending topics in Nigeria, Click change on the ‘Trends’ section of the twitter home page and select Nigeria.


Most of the trending topics this week have been due to the current happenings (politics, entertainment, etc), while others have been for fun.


At the time of writing, localised trending topics are still newborn. For this post and subsequently, I would be reviewing twitter trends on a weekly basis.

Top Twitter Trends This Week: June 4-11

This was a fun topic in which people tweeted about what they could achieve with NGN5,000 in Nigeria and was also related with #Wizkid’s Concert ticket with people confusing it for the album price.
As the topic implies, tweets about confessions, people laying bare the truth about their past.
This was a topic that was trending but quite a few had issues with understanding why it was trending. It was basically fun with tweets comparing /contrasting two different subjects such as Wembley stadium vs MKO Abiola Stadium.
Dapo D’banj Oyebanjo – Award Winning Artist Out of Nigeria celebrated his birthday during the week and got signed onto Kanye West’s G.O.O.D Music Record Label.
Dimeji Bankole
The ongoing trial of the former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr. Dimeji Bankole by EFCC, in an Abuja Court for alleged contract inflation.
The record label managed by Donjazzy and Dbanj being congratulated by fans for clinching an international record deal with Kanye West.
Tweets about the 13 years anniversary of the death of Former Head of State, General Sani Abacha.
Boko Haram
Tweets on the resurgence of violence by Boko Haram, a Nigerian radical Islamic group.
For the techie guys, tweets about World IPv6 Day, a global test of new web protocol with 4 billion times as many addresses and allows the Internet to scale to meet the expectations and demands of a global population of 7 billion.
Tweets about testimonial match for Ex-Super Eagles National Captain Nwankwo Kanu.

Other ways to see what people are talking about on the web in Nigeria is Google Trends. This gives you information about what people are typing into the search engine, which you can drill down into specified search terms to see what people are searching, probably on a subject you’re interested in.

So what did you tweet this last week?


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