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Do African countries like Nigeria have YouTube or Internet? – Nigerians Respond



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So I was just respecting myself online when one mail came in from Quora and the contents of the mail was annoying. Someone actually asked if we have YouTube or even Internet In Nigeria.

I quickly opened the page to give the person a very good response but the savage and sarcastic replies already on the page got me weak. I couldn’t give a better reply,

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Check out some of the responses to that question –

Osazua Iruedo

No we don’t. We only have opportunities to listen to tales by moonlight stories. We sit under the tree at the village square and listen to the story teller. In fact, yesterday night, the story was about why elephants and tortoises don’t get along. You see, some of this stories make our hairs stand on end, while some make us laugh until we roll over.

We’ve never heard anything about YouTube. How can we, when we don’t even have internet. Please, what’s YouTube?

So your next question should be how do Nigerians communicate with themselves or the world?

I must confess, it’s more of a face-to-face thing. Except when distance becomes a barrier, then we post letters. We also have the town criers that has a duty to give us informations. They do this with the Gongo and stick.

By the time we hear them calling for our attention, we all leave whatever it is we are doing at the moment and rush out to listen to what ever information they have to share.

The hard part of it is, we still write love letters.Aww, how I envy you that have access to the internet. You can send your thoughts through a voice message or an instant message. And if you are lucky, you get your reply immediately. But in Nigeria and in Africa as a whole, we have to send the letter and wait for the person to write his or her reply which can take days. And a situation where distance is a barrier, it can take weeks to get a reply.

Few of us that have access to a transistor radio are able to be current with trending songs. While you are so lucky to stream for movies and songs. We wait till the song is no longer trending before we are aware that song exist.

When Mark Zuckerberg visited Nigeria, We all thought he and our mummy( his wife) have made plans to come and adopt some of us. If we had access to internet, we would have known beforehand he was coming . We would have dressed in our Christmas clothes to welcome him.

Whoever is sharing this internet should please remember us in Nigeria and Africa as a whole. Lol.

You’d think that’s the end, the comment section was mad.

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There are other comments too but I don’t want to make this post too lengthy so check it out here –

Michael Ajah is a Computer Science Student of The University of Port Harcourt and a Chelsea Fan. He loves RnB and a little mix of Trap Music. An awesome tech reviewer and analyst. Email - [email protected]

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iTunes is going to be shut down officially

Isaac Godwin



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After almost two decades of service, Apple is reportedly dumping iTunes.

It first started off as rumors, but now it is going to be made official at WWDC in just a few hours.

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Before this, you might have noticed that the Instagram and Facebook page of iTunes has had a slight change.

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Posts on both pages has been entirely deleted – Apple’s move at shifting away from iTunes links, I guess.

Before this, there has been separate apps for music on its mobile devices, however, not available for Mac OS.

Relating to that, there is supposedly going to be an announcement for three separate apps for its music, TV and podcasts, and hopefully they’ll also be available for Mac Books.

We’ll just keep our fingers crossed for this and other big announcements at WWDC.

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Google Stadia – The Future Of Gaming Or Not ? – Reader Opinion



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A few weeks ago, Google announced the release of Google Stadia a new state of the art gaming platform that would change gaming as we know it apparently.

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This has been met with a lot of skepticism in the gaming community if this is going to actually work but I believe Stadia has what it takes to change the whole console gaming model that we have been used to for years, However, it would take some time to actually give Microsoft and Sony a run for their money.

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Google Stadia actually got me thinking Sony’s Playstation and Microsoft’s Xbox would have a strong problem to contend with when it fully launches this year. Google Stadia’s cross-platform play is something I’m looking forward to, so you can play hardware intensive games on a system or phone with low specs.

Imagine playing PUBG or FIFA on a 1GB RAM Phone or Laptop and it runs without any lagging or glitches. So it’s practically goodbye to having to get a new system to play some games if they are available on Stadia.

I decided to put out this question to you guys on facebook and I was pretty impressed with the replies I got.

Google Stadia Reader Opinion

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Apeh Ikechukwu said – Even if it will be the beginning of the end for PlayStation 4 and Xbox, it will take time A very long time for it to gain popularity and to be accepted by all.
What if it becomes more expensive? That you have to pay huge to access it?

George Oz said – I don’t think to gain popularity is a problem, the announcement alone gathered enough publicity online. And yes it is definitely the end for others Like x-Box and co…Sometimes let’s learn to think Outside the Box.

Osazeme Usen said – Stadia will take quite a long while to catch on. Internet speed is still an issue in most nations of the world. In the long run, stadia will eventually be cheaper than owning a console and purchasing games but that’s not going to happen anytime soon.

Olusola Glory Olamide said – Before we throw those Xboxes, PlayStations, Nintendo Switches and stuffs to the bin of history we have questions to answer.
Will most gamers’ broadband connections be fast enough to make a streaming service of that proposition? Will developers all come on board? And is Google the right company to trust with the future of the games industry? Though we’ve got Apple on board and Facebook, Microsoft, Amazon are also in the launch plus Sony Nintendo and others won’t stay put.

ューセッ州 小岩 マサチ said – I feel we will have to pay for most of the games…and Nigeria’s 4g speed is about 2mb/s.

Samuel Jarvis Adeyemi said -Stadia is a good innovation from Google and I think it’s great since gaming could be done on a device, they said it would be super fast even cheating the speed of light in 4k Res without a glitch.
Anyways Google is the software boss, I think they can do it.

I hope Xbox and PS4 meet up but cloud gaming is not really their stuff. And Google has the resources.

Swiss Alex said – well mainly I would say Google Stadia is a welcome development but Xbox and the ps4 has to upgrade too

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Google Stadia looks like something that would work very well in countries with very fast broadband connections for now. Hopefully, Google would find a way to bridge the gap and fix things before it gets rolled out to Africa and Asia. Nevertheless, it’s a win for gamers with this. So what’s your take on this?

The comment box is yours, let me know what you think

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