Two weekends ago, I was at a Mega Chicken outlet in Lagos to go over some digital media business with a client. We had made purchases and were engrossed in our discussion when a lady walked up to our table. She politely informed us that “this was not allowed here”.
While my acquaintance was bewildered about the whole thing, I was quite familiar with it. Over the years, I have been at the receiving end of that line at various fast food outlets in Lagos. But that was a long time ago. I was almost certain that such a policy would have been widely discarded by now.
I was wrong. Anyway, we rounded up our discussion and left. We chose another food outlet that was more in tune with 21st century realities.
That encounter inspired me to come up with an article listing places in Lagos where you using a laptop would not be frowned upon. All of these places also provide Wifi internet (free or paid).
Location: Victoria Island; Yaba.
Location: outlets across Lagos.
Wifi: Some of the outlets provide free Wifi
Location: Lagos Island.
Location: Ikeja City Mall, Alausa; Ikeja GRA.
Wifi: Free WiFi.
Location: Victoria Island.
If you ever need to work on your laptop while catching a bite or a drink, the above are good places to consider.
Also, if you know any other public places or eateries in Lagos where customers are welcome to use their laptops, please help us update this list by adding name and location in a comment below. Don’t forget to share this article too.
Founder of MobilityArena. Yomi’s journey in mobile started in 2001. Besides obsessing over mobile phones, he also started creating WAP sites (early mobile-friendly websites created with WML). He began writing about phones in 2004 and has been at it since then. He has owned over 200 devices, from Symbian, Palm, PocketPC/Windows Mobile, BlackBerry/BB10, webOS, Windows Phone, Firefox, Ubuntu Touch, to Android, iOS, and KaiOS operating systems.