“My father brought internet to Nigeria” – Eldee
Veteran Nigerian singer-turned-realtor, Lanre Dabiri popularly known as Eldee, has claimed that his father was the first person to introduce the internet to Nigeria.
In a recent media interview with JOI, the musician made this assertion and also added that it was his father who founded all IT companies at the time including cybercafés.
The artist, who now resides in the United States with his family, claimed that despite studying architecture at university, his father had taught him the basics of information and communications technology.
“My dad was the person that brought the internet, the very first person that brought the internet to Nigeria.
So, he set up pretty much everyone; all the companies that initially, all the first cybercafés that you know. All of those connections came through my popcy.
“He was an IT guy. So, naturally, by association, I dey very align to IT even though I studied architecture.”