7 Things Every Nigerian Will Remember About Using The Internet In The 2000s

December 7, 2020

The 2000s was the beginning of the rise of easy internet access and the golden ages of cyber cafes. You will relate to the following things if you were a part of the movement.

1. All you needed to be cool was an email address and a Facebook account

Realhandsomebobo89@yahoo.com.

2. The best part of your day was spending time at a cyber cafe

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The only thing you looked forward to.

3. You, when the cyber cafe attendant said you couldn’t download or watch videos

So, what’s the point?

4. When you paid per minute and the webpages took forever to load

This is not why I’m here, abeg.

5. You, when you got your first GPRS-enabled phone

One of your first taste of the good life.

6. You and ₦100 for 10 MB data plan

Those plans actually lasted for a month.

7. Waptrick and Sefan.ru were your happy place

Downloading stuff illegally felt so right.

You should read this too: 5 Websites Every Nigerian Used To Download Stuff From In The 2000s


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