Veteran Nigerian singer-turned-realtor, Lanre Dabiri popularly known as Eldee, has claimed that his father was the first to introduce the internet to Nigeria.
The musician made the claim and added that his father was solely responsible for the development of IT businesses at the time, including cybercafés, in a recent interview with media personality JOI.
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.”