Google Doodle Honours Nollywood Filmmaker, Amaka Igwe On 57th Posthumous Birthday


The image of Late Nollywood Filmmaker, Amaka Igwe is on Google Search Engine today and it’s in celebration of her 57th  posthumous birthday.

Igwe was the writer and producer of acclaimed classic comedies Fuji House of Commotion and award-winning TV soap ‘Checkmate’.


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The broadcasting executive who died in 2014 is being celebrated by the tech giant for her contribution to the Nollywood movie industry.

A Google Doodle is a special, temporary alteration of the logo on Google’s homepages intended to commemorate holidays, events, achievements, and notable historical figures.

Linda Ikeji, Wizkid Top Google Nigeria Search For Last 10 Years

Linda Ikeji                                                                                                                                 Wizkid


Popular blogger and entrepreneur Linda Ikeji and popstar Ayodele Balogun, also known as Wizkid have topped Google Nigeria search since 2008.

The tech giant disclosed this on Wednesday as it marked a major milestone – its 20th anniversary.

Other prominent Nigerians in the top 10 are Olamide, President Muhammadu Buhari, Davido, and Phyno.

See the full list below:

  1. Linda Ikeii
  2. Wizkid
  3. Olamide
  4. Muhammadu Buhari
  5. Davido
  6. Cristiano Ronaldo
  7. Lionel Messi
  8. Rihanna
  9. Nicki Minaj
  10. Phyno

Founded in 1998 by Larry Page and Sergey Brin, with the aim of organising the world’s information to make it universally accessible and useful, the Search Index now contains hundreds of billions of web pages and is well over 100 000 000 gigabytes in size.

Google has not only grown to become the world’s most popular search engine, it has also become a crucial tool for many, according to the Country Manager for Nigeria Juliet Ehimuan-Chiazor.

“Search is a very different product from what it was in 1998. Far from simply being a way to find information, it has become a crucial social and economic tool,” she said.

“This is especially true in Africa, where it has proven invaluable in helping people find jobs, start businesses, and even save money.”