Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg visits Nigeria’s Tech Startup Scene

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg visits Nigeria’s Tech Startup Scene

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg recently visited Lagos, Nigeria, in his first-ever trip to Sub-Saharan Africa, to learn more about the city’s “vibrant developer and entrepreneurship ecosystem.” 

Nigeria is Facebook’s largest African market with 16 million users and Mark’s visit to the country’s economic capital aims to establish how Facebook can support its growing tech startup scene.

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Mark Zuckerberg talking to kids learning to code at Co-creation Hub Nigeria in Yaba (left picture); Visiting some of Nigeria’s well-known stars of the film and music industry (top picture); Mark meeting with entrepreneurs and developers in Nairobi, Kenya (bottom picture).

In an official statement, Facebook stated that “Zuckerberg is in Nigeria to listen and learn and take ideas back to California on how Facebook can better support tech development and entrepreneurship across Africa.”

While in Lagos, Mark visited a local tech innovation centre ‘Co-creation Hub’ (CcHUB) based in Yaba, which is an area on the mainland of Lagos known as Nigeria’s Silicon Valley.

He also held a townhall Q&A with Nigerian developers and members of the Facebook community in Africa, and outlined his visions for the future of Facebook and Nigeria.

See the videos below:


 

2nd video below – Mark talking about his first impression of Nigeria and its entrepreneurs.

 

Photos and Videos – Courtesy of Facebook.