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.


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


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.

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

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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. 🙂

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