Growing up in Nigeria is an absolutely unbeatable experience.
The year I spent growing p were some of the most memorable years of my life. I had hilarious moments and memorable experiences that will remain with me for the rest of my life. As a 90s kid, I grew up in time when there was less TV, no sleek MacBooks, no iPhones, big computers and basically no internet access. But those were the best times of my life still, because I had enough time to play outdoor games, listen to moonlight stories and just have fun.
We had a lot of things that made growing p fun, us 90s kids, and sadly most of those things are no more. In fact, children of nowadays will even find some of them weird and funny – if they can even recognize them sef.
I stumbled on a box of my old stuff today and had all these nostalgic feelings of my childhood rushing back to me. So I decided to compile a list of some thing that made growing up in Nigeria in the 90s more fun and memorable.
Check them out and see how many you relate with:
Back then, if you didn’t have one of these, then you didn’t have anything! These radios were our iPods of that time. And they didn’t cost much too.
— AfriOne Mobile (@afrionemobile) January 17, 2019
We used these to save all our 670kb worth of important information back in those days. I remember wrapping up my floppy disk with paper to prevent dost from getting on it and damaging it.
Back in MY days, we didn't have clouds and usb. We barely had internet! But what we did have, were these sons of b*tches!
Y'all younglings will never know the real horror and pain of having a floppydisk break and thus losing everything saved on it. pic.twitter.com/9K1zQuqKx5
— Tina (@KeeperOfTeroda) June 23, 2018
Before CDs became widespread, we had this and we enjoyed using it too. Sometimes, when the player jams and pulls out the cassette tape, we’d use our biros to reel the tapes back in and everything I as good as new. Life was easy!
— Jordan Miller (@TheJordanMiller) July 9, 2018
Kito sandals were the most popular type of sandal then, okay maybe 2nd most popular, after those big brown sandals called containers. But then again, containers were more my father’s time than my time. Anyways, if you didn’t own one of these Kito sandals then, then you weren’t up to the standard.
The best in primary school back then, u no get kito u no wear sandal. Good old times 😂 😂 RT if you can relate pic.twitter.com/ndGsRKdQKA
— MUSICALLY INSPIRED (@Iam_DJSANTI) September 5, 2017
What was schooling life in the 90s without computer socks?
Okin Biscits, Baba Dudu, Goody Goody et al.
These delicious goodies made our days back then. And they used to go for just N1 that year too.
90 kids do you remember these ? Lol 🤣🤣🤣🤣
RT if you can relate pic.twitter.com/cxI9IWQ27P
— Pastor MAL 🐐 (@jahmalu) March 1, 2018
Cadbury please bring back goody goody…😭😭 pic.twitter.com/0ZYOb8Vq65
— Maryam Aleeyu (@mimeelurrv) January 23, 2019
Cadbury Breakfast Show
This show made us all good children on Saturday mornings, because we’d wake up early and do all our house chores just to be allowed to watch the show. I absolutely loved it.
In loving memory of our 90s Cadbury breakfast Television 😢.
Retweet to show some respect to these shows 👇 pic.twitter.com/eB13UaSZZq
— ÌYÁ OLÓÚNJE 🍜🍛 (@lanitas_kitchen) October 13, 2018
— Access Bank Plc (@myaccessbank) May 17, 2018
Black and White TV
Before the colored ones came to be, we had to make do with these wonderful back and white TV sets. And there was nothing like remote controllers then. To change stations, we had to walk to the TV and turn the knob. I can’t begin to count how many times I walked from chair to TV and back when I was younger.
Having to get off the chair to change the black and white tv pic.twitter.com/hWZQfkrTxD
— John Ingram (@notahappyhibee) January 17, 2019
This game was big in the 90s.
The GameBoy came out 30 years ago. pic.twitter.com/219hWH5Y71
— @doyoufeelolder on instagram (@doyoufeelolder) January 23, 2019
Our first introduction to portable CD players came through these Walkman. To be the biggest boy in secondary school back then, you had to have one of these. They were huge then.
So those are my top 10 things every Nigerian 90s kid should relate to. Did I leave out any one? Do feel free to tell us by leaving a comment here.
And to the non-90s kids who just read this, be honest, how many did you recognize?