Why Mark Zuckerberg is in Lagos, Nigeria now

by | Aug 30, 2016

Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO of Facebook and seventh richest man in the world is in the Co-Creation Hub (CcHub), Yaba, Lagos. He came in from visiting Pope Francis in Rome and enjoying a walk with his wife in the city.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BJvJzixD6KW/?taken-by=redmediaafrica

At the CcHub, he engaged with students and was marveled at children coding and sharing ideas.

Mark has been engaging Nigerian entrepreneurs and startups for  a while, with the recent $24 million investment in Andela from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative being a prime indicator. Facebook also launched FreeBasics in Nigeria a few months back

Advertisement

 

There is going to be a Facebook Developer’s event tomorrow. Initially, top developers were billed to attend. However, with Zuckerberg’s appearance in town, he will be headlining tomorrow’s event.

Mark may be in the country to inspect Andela which he recently invested in.  He may also be on the look out for other viable startups which may eventually benefit from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative.

Victor Ekwealor
Victor Ekwealor

tech. media. startups. africa. vc | Twitter: @victor_ekwealor

Advertisement


Are you in tech and you are looking at getting a foreign remote job or you want to move abroad? Fill this form and you will get the BEST resources to help you get that high paying remote job as well as japa easily! WAGMI!

Subscribe
Notify of
guest
2 Comments
Oldest
Newest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Damilola Akinwumi
Damilola Akinwumi
5 years ago

Hey Victor,

Nice post.

Victor Ekwealor
Victor Ekwealor
Reply to  Damilola Akinwumi
5 years ago

Thank you Damilola, glad you like it. 🙂

Recent News

Kenya’s digital products for PwDs

Kenya’s digital products for PwDs

On #TechpointDigest, Victoria Fakiya (@latoria_ria) discusses what Jumia’s partnership with CGAP could mean, and Kenya’s digital products for people with disabilities.

Reclaiming stolen African artefacts

Reclaiming stolen African artefacts

On #TechpointDigest, Victoria Fakiya (@latoria_ria) discusses how Traction wants to stop fake alerts, Canza Finance’s journey, Esaal’s $1.7m seed round, and JABU’s $15m series A.

[PODCAST] Relooting African art with NFTs

[PODCAST] Relooting African art with NFTs

What do you think about an NFT project that wants to reclaim Africa’s lost artefacts? Well, the editorial team had some interesting thoughts, and you can listen to this and other stories on today’s episode of #TechpointAfricaPodcast.

$2 million to drive learning via WhatsApp 

$2 million to drive learning via WhatsApp 

On #TechpointDigest, we discuss how major players in the African mobility space can change the mobility narrative, FoondaMate’s $2 million funding, Twitter Create, and AMP’s $5.6 million seed round.

Subscribe to Techpoint Digest!

A daily 5-minute roundup of happenings in African and global tech, sent directly to your email inbox, between 5 a.m. and 7 a.m (WAT) every week day!

Please check your email to confirm your subscription.

Subscribe to Blockchain Explorer

Analysis oninnovation, regulations, and trends inthe blockchain sector, as it concerns Africa

Please check your email to confirm your subscription.

Subscribe to The Experts

A bi-weekly where tech career specialists take us on their journey from newbie to expert, and how they became successful in the industry.

Please check your email to confirm your subscription.

Subscribe to Founder's Table

A monthly series, where we catch up with founders in the startup ecosystem, learn about their failures, successes and a few tricks of the trade

Please check your email to confirm your subscription.

Copy link
Powered by Social Snap