The late 90s and the turn of the Millenium was very interesting. It came with a lot of possibilities and uncertainties.
Fast forward to 2020, here 10 things about the late 90s and early 2000s that would make you feel nostalgic
1) We wrote dates as Y2K
This was just a situation of an ajepako to ajebutter transition. See the ‘90s kids are the best set of kids to date. The ‘80s kids will never understand (sorry) and so many millennials won’t understand it.
When the year 1999 was coming to an end, the ‘90s kids had to make a big transition into the New Year that looked so different from what they were used to. Whatever K meant, we never fully understand it, but we knew that Y meant year and 2 meant two thousand.
For all of you millennial that call 1000 naira 1k, you better kneel before the ‘90s kids, and you 80s kids, recognize us (you could not make 1990 199K).
In case you didn’t know, the name Y2K was a computer flaw or bug, that may have caused problems when dealing with dates beyond December 31, 1999. … Instead of date reading 1970, it read 70.
Engineers shortened the date because data storage in computers was costly and took up a lot of space.
Wetin concern us. As long as the bug didn’t bite, we move
2) The world didn’t end in 2000
Still on the Y2K matter. They said that the Y2K bug would trigger global economic chaos, which the Antichrist would use to rise to power. but guess what? we are in 2020 and Corona is doing us strong thing….
Plenty nyamanyama things sha, but we still dey here.
Hmmmmm! Dem use our head that year. Fear catch everybody walahi. A lot of people sold their properties because they wanted to lay their treasures in heaven.
As a ‘90s pikin, I was sure I would make heaven and so did every other ‘90s child because the oldest was 10.
Judgment was not for us.
Guess what? The world did not end.
3) Kennis music was the biggest record label
This still makes me laugh sha! Talk about 2Face, Eedris Abdulkareem, OJB Jeezrel, Tony Tetuila, Ade Bantu, and so on.
They were big boys and Kennis music managed them in the late ‘90s and early 2000s.
Kennis music promoted a lot of people and really made money before Don Jazzy came to Lagos sef.
If you ask me, I’ll say that their downfall started when they started shooting music videos with plenty light bulbs in a room, and Nigerians got angry because we actually don’t have light in this country. THE END!
4) Going to the cyber cafe to browse
“Sub for me! Sub for me!” This was not a romantic word in the early 2000s. A guy who loved you back then, will take you to a café and open a Facebook account for you or just show you what ctrl key looks like.
Who dash you phone talk more sub?
Network providers were focused on per-second billing rather than data. Back then, there was always queue at the café, you legit have to buy time before your fingers touch the keyboard.
Once you log in, you see the clock begin to tick. No need for reminder sef, once your 30mins finishes, you’ll be logged out even if you dey follow person chat.
Only big boys and yahoo guys could buy 1hr and above’ that was the beginning of yahoo yahoo.
These millennials enjoy a lot of privileges, and na them ask for sub pass.
Going to the cyber cafe then was like going to Shoprite now. LOL.
5) Tu Face was the biggest Artiste out of Nigeria (If not Africa)
It’s amazing how an Idoma guy came to Lagos, became a superstar and father of all nations.
From plantashun boyz to his solo career with Kennis music.
There’s no doubt he made Kennis music very popular, and rich. Remember his African Queen song abi?
If your boyfriend or husband has not sung that song for you or called you his African queen, you’re on a long thing! drops mic
6) There was a noisemaker called Terry G
Raise your hands if you know what Free Madness means! Now knock yourself! It’s so funny how Terry crept into the music industry, blew our minds with so much noise and left like that (maybe his mother’s prayers finally caught him).
Terry was very famous for his killer baselines, saggy trousers, ripped jeans, and a skinny body. So funny how so much energy came out from a tiny body as his.
We miss the Akapo master sha!
7) Regina Daniels was born
On the 10th day of October 2000, the star actress was born! Known for crying without hair in Nollywood movies.
Tru tru she no fair like that before, but God knows best.
So funny how Regina came into limelight, and chanced babes from both the ‘80s and ‘90s. Married to Ned Nwoko and with a child, that small year 2000 Regina is doing well, really doing well.
8) D Banj and Don Jazzy won our hearts
“File I’m Dbanj & It’s Don Jazzy again”
There’s no doubt these two were unstoppable when it comes to music. They made us proud every time and did relatable music.
We can say that the slangs in most of their music made people really love them, and use those slangs in casual discussions.
The Koko master himself was the lady’s delight.
Their separation broke our hearts, but we still remember and sing their songs.
9) Gaming took off
From Sega dream cast, Super Nintendo, Sega Saturn, Nintendo Gameboy Advance, Nintendo game, Play station 2, gaming has really been something that has come to stay.
I remember school boys sneaking out of school to play Playstation
10) Nokia 3310 was the BOSS
It’ll take a long time for iPhone and Samsung to be as famous as the Nokia 3310. Remember that old saying that goes thus “Garri no get advert but e sell pass indomie”
That is the same thing for Nokia 3310, the multi-purpose phone. The phone was a BEAST!
Asides Snake and solitaire, Let us remind you of some things that made it famous:
-The ringtone was very loud. If you dey bus stop, you go hear am for house.
-The phone was a tool for punishment. Our moms had easy access to use it
-It was for the rich alone.
That phone did not even have a calculator, but it made wives prepare special meals for their husbands.
Let us see some of the specs:
Release date September 2000
Form factor Bar
Dimensions (mm) 113.00 x 48.00 x 22.00
Weight (g) 133.00
Battery capacity (mAh) 1000
Removable battery Yes
Resolution 48×84 pixels
Expandable storage No
Rear camera No
Front camera No
USB OTG No
Number of SIMs 1
Wi-Fi Direct No
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL) No
SIM Type Regular
4G/ LTE No
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) No
Compass/ Magnetometer No
Proximity sensor No
Ambient light sensor No
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