Growing up in South Africa in the 90s was pretty awesome.
Here are 25 things that you’ll remember about entertainment from the era:
The family’s black and white or colour TV looked like this:
Your family owned a VCR
And you recorded all your favourite shows on video cassettes 🙂
Having a Walkman cassette player was the coolest thing ever
Your music collection consisted of an array of cassette tapes
You frequently bought TDK cassette tapes to record your favourite songs from the radio to create your personalized music playlist
7pm was news time, and everyone in the house was expected to remain silent for that half hour
You will never forget Marlena’s possession drama on Days of our Lives *still sends shivers down my spine*
Who can forget the never-ending war between Stefano DiMera and John Black?
Love never loved Ridge Forrester and Brooke Logan
Everybody loved to hate Ntsiki Lukhele from Generations and Cherel De Villiers from Isidingo
And Archie Moroka’s elaborate kisses on Generations will never be forgotten
Nobody missed a single episode of Yizo Yizo
Even though you were a kid, you were always filled with hope after watching Touched By An Angel
You loved Kideo as a little kid
You rushed home from school every weekday afternoon to watch YoTV
And who can forget the number one snitch, Randall from Recess?
Winnie the Pooh and his crew – definite #SquadGoals
Do you remember continuity presenters on SABC?
And the SABC 1 channel promotion song , Simunye, We Are One was the shit
Friday nights were made complete with Jam Alley *iyo bangane iyo!*
Metro FM’s What Makes You Black advert was one of the best radio promotion ads during the 90s
*images from http://www.atariage.com, Channel24 , Getty Images UK, http://www.soaps.about.com, http://www.thevent.tv, The Bomb Shelter, TVSA, Pinterest, http://www.recess.wikia.com, http://www.playbuzz.com, http://www.qoqa.io, YFM, DailyMail, http://www.normanrecords.com, eBay and http://www.commitnesstofitness.com.