There is no kidding about Nigerians loving ‘awoof‘. Network providers often use this word to get their customers attention when they are launching a new package. Being Nigerians, our ears naturally switch and the brain picks it up from there.
With free wi-fi, you can get almost the same reaction. Almost everyone has a smartphone that requires the use of data to successfully run applications. Some youths do not want to read on their mobile devices, they simply enjoy what it feels like to have data to be able to monitor things happening on social media.
The events are not even the bone of contention here, it is the comments generated from such events that will make you laugh hard and forget your problems for that fleeting moment.
Nigerians are humorous, they will always find a way of spreading their humor in sarcasm on hot issues in the society. Do you still need another reason Nigerians will always entertain free wi-fi services? Oya calm down, you are here already and we do not have the intention to keep you waiting for long.
There are many ways Nigerians tap free wi-fi from people or organizations. There are some hotels you can visit that will give you unlimited access to data. Also, some people simply turn on their wi-fi with the hope that some unlucky person will leave his mobile hotspot opened.
Find below some of the things Nigerians do with the free wi-fi they have access to:
1. Sign into social media
If you say Nigerians do not care about what is happening on Facebook, that is a lie. Some people will turn off their data so they can make full use of the free data running.
Having access to free wi-fi is something that does not happen every day.The first thing they want to do is reserve theirs and sign in to all the pages they follow.
With free data, people suddenly remember they have to post videos of themselves on Instagram and Facebook. Remember that old friend of yours living in the US? That is the perfect time to call her on imo or Skype.
2. Update the apps on their mobile devices
When Nigerians have access to free wi-fi, they definitely want to do the things they manage data for on their phones.
It is the perfect time to update applications and keep the phone running. After that, some people make large downloads to follow their favorite series online. If it were possible for people to use free data and store some on their phones, there would be no free wi-fi again.
3. Download videos to know what is happening in ‘the other room’
Now this is the koko; Nigerians love free wi-fi because they can get to watch goes on in ‘the other rooms.’
Many guys simply open sites that will give them a view of the things happening in other people’s lives. And if people have access to free data all night, some guys may be patronizing the vaseline stores around.