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Facebook Seeks To Help Nigerian Start-Ups Become Big Businesses by nigeriapenmedia: 6:25am On Dec 19, 2018
News By NIGERIAPEN.COM.NG



Software developer and Head, Platform Partnerships, Middle East and Africa, Facebook, Chukwuemeka Afigbo plays a very unique role at the company’s Menlo Park, California, United States headquarters, as he is charged with using local communities to drive the platform’s developer ecosystem across the two regions. His passion for technology has seen him work on driving Facebook’s global developer partnerships in Middle East and Africa. He spoke with ADEYEMI ADEPETUN about how Facebook is impacting the tech space in Nigeria, proper regulations and sundry issues. Excerpts:
How would you describe the impact of Facebook on Nigeria and Africa?
Our mission gives people the power to build communities in order to bring the world closer together. And that permeates all our platforms. From Facebook to WhatsApp, Instagram and all that. I know that currently, in Africa, we have about 67 million people who are active every day on the platform. And these people are doing different things. They are running their businesses; they are getting in touch with families, all sorts of things. That has built that layer of communication in the continent that people are leveraging across different platforms; bringing people together. That has also had impact on the economy, on education, on even normal wellbeing, being in touch with family and things like that.

Can you be specific about Nigeria?
In Nigeria, I think we currently have about 14 million daily active users and about 27 million active users monthly. Coming to Nigeria, again the platform has been very useful. A lot of people have built their careers on the platform on the entertainment space and even now, on the tech space. Talking about partnerships with the developers’ ecosystem, if you come to Nigeria, we have the NG_Hub project that we launched earlier this year. Then we have a number of initiatives for small businesses, for creatives, for tech entrepreneurs and all sorts.

We currently kicked off an acceleration programme for tech entrepreneurs at NG_Hub. This programme is not just in Lagos, but also spans the whole country through coollaborations with about seven tech hubs across the country, in Kano, Kaduna, Port Harcourt, Jos and a number of other cities. On the SME side, we recently concluded a training of some people who are interested in leveraging digital marketing to drive their business and we graduated a whole lot of people who are able to do that. Sothere are a number of initiatives that we have here in Nigeria.

Is Facebook in any partnership with the Nigerian government at any level?

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Re: Facebook Seeks To Help Nigerian Start-Ups Become Big Businesses by Focus24emma: 6:56am On Dec 19, 2018
FTC did morning
Re: Facebook Seeks To Help Nigerian Start-Ups Become Big Businesses by Frankyboy1(m): 6:56am On Dec 19, 2018
Great news, the rate at which fb is going with updating and different packages, will not be surprised to see mark become the richest man in no sooner time, tech is the oil of our times,and those who re smart to key in, will make fortune out of it

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Re: Facebook Seeks To Help Nigerian Start-Ups Become Big Businesses by 1daboi: 6:56am On Dec 19, 2018
Good development
Re: Facebook Seeks To Help Nigerian Start-Ups Become Big Businesses by Rapuru14: 6:57am On Dec 19, 2018
Good
Re: Facebook Seeks To Help Nigerian Start-Ups Become Big Businesses by helinues: 6:57am On Dec 19, 2018
Facebook been deceiving since 18ad.

Only 25% of posts are displayed to fans. Expecting you to promote to get more engangement. For some months now, I don't think its up to 15%.

Getting 2,000 organic likes on Facebook will take close to 1 year.

Facebook killing young talent ideas

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Re: Facebook Seeks To Help Nigerian Start-Ups Become Big Businesses by brunofarad(m): 6:57am On Dec 19, 2018
Good job
Re: Facebook Seeks To Help Nigerian Start-Ups Become Big Businesses by Judah95(m): 6:57am On Dec 19, 2018
Igbo amaka!

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Re: Facebook Seeks To Help Nigerian Start-Ups Become Big Businesses by legendarystar: 6:57am On Dec 19, 2018
Ok
Re: Facebook Seeks To Help Nigerian Start-Ups Become Big Businesses by Waffarianman(m): 6:58am On Dec 19, 2018
Naso!!
Re: Facebook Seeks To Help Nigerian Start-Ups Become Big Businesses by mykelswa(m): 6:58am On Dec 19, 2018
Ok
Re: Facebook Seeks To Help Nigerian Start-Ups Become Big Businesses by obowunmi(m): 7:04am On Dec 19, 2018
Facebook is a scam company.

They violate the privacy of their users.

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Re: Facebook Seeks To Help Nigerian Start-Ups Become Big Businesses by Kenoxman(m): 7:06am On Dec 19, 2018
Who facebook help? Same old story. NEXT...
Re: Facebook Seeks To Help Nigerian Start-Ups Become Big Businesses by Olalekank(m): 7:07am On Dec 19, 2018
Frankyboy1:
Great news, the rate at which fb is going with updating and different packages, will not be surprised to see mark become the richest man in no sooner time, tech is the oil of our times,and those who re smart to key in, will make fortune out of it
You really see Mark being the richest of our time. The fact that he's doing all these doesn't guarantee that.

Don't forget that Jeff Bezoz is also there with his Amazon, introducing self driving deliveries using drones to cut out drivers (who are earning cash), investing into space travel and trying to run other things.

Bill Gates who also has a number of shares at Microsoft should also grow richer considering the fact that Microsoft market cap has been increasing three past weeks.

However, there are campaigns to stop the use of social media as it takes a lot of time as well as the privacy issues that has been cropping out lately.

It'd be a Little difficult for Mark Zuckerberg to be the richest if he keeps pitching his tents towards social media ONLY.

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Re: Facebook Seeks To Help Nigerian Start-Ups Become Big Businesses by sojayy(m): 7:10am On Dec 19, 2018
Focus24emma:
FTC did morning

Relax bro !

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Re: Facebook Seeks To Help Nigerian Start-Ups Become Big Businesses by easynetsms(m): 7:13am On Dec 19, 2018
Abeg they should come and help my data biznes
Re: Facebook Seeks To Help Nigerian Start-Ups Become Big Businesses by SkinnyNigga: 7:15am On Dec 19, 2018
Olalekank:
You're a fool.
A BIG fool.
igbo amaka... go and die!!

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Re: Facebook Seeks To Help Nigerian Start-Ups Become Big Businesses by SmartMindsFx: 7:16am On Dec 19, 2018
helinues:
Facebook been deceiving since 18ad.

Only 25% of posts are displayed to fans. Expecting you to promote to get more engangement. For some months now, I dint even think its up to 15%.

Getting 2,000 organic likes on Facebook will take close to 1 year.

Facebook killing young talent ideas


That's why there are groups on facebook.
You can target your audience there (organically).

Running Facebook ads has its own tricks and once you get it right, you'll be amazed.

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Re: Facebook Seeks To Help Nigerian Start-Ups Become Big Businesses by speedyconnect3: 7:18am On Dec 19, 2018
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Re: Facebook Seeks To Help Nigerian Start-Ups Become Big Businesses by SkinnyNigga: 7:26am On Dec 19, 2018
Olalekank:
E pain am
I repeat once again. You're a senseless, brainless fool.
Parochial and stupid kids all over nairaland.
na you e pain pass...
afonja ajoka.. oya cry

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Re: Facebook Seeks To Help Nigerian Start-Ups Become Big Businesses by purplerope: 7:27am On Dec 19, 2018
Faze book, to approve adverts takes forever
Re: Facebook Seeks To Help Nigerian Start-Ups Become Big Businesses by IMASTEX: 7:27am On Dec 19, 2018
Good one
Re: Facebook Seeks To Help Nigerian Start-Ups Become Big Businesses by Olalekank(m): 7:41am On Dec 19, 2018
SkinnyNigga:
na you e pain pass...

afonja ajoka..
oya cry
I don't have time to exchange words with you.
It's rather better to ignore kids who think they have sense.
Re: Facebook Seeks To Help Nigerian Start-Ups Become Big Businesses by imagrg: 7:44am On Dec 19, 2018
Realistic?
easynetsms:
Abeg they should come and help my data biznes
Re: Facebook Seeks To Help Nigerian Start-Ups Become Big Businesses by bamac(m): 7:44am On Dec 19, 2018
purplerope:


Faze book, to approve adverts takes forever
If it happens that way then you are violating the policy, check and edit. If you cannot get where the error is, just chat with the customer rep and it will all be resolved within tiny minutes. I run adverts not just for myself but for organizations too and i know how it is.
Re: Facebook Seeks To Help Nigerian Start-Ups Become Big Businesses by Nobody: 7:49am On Dec 19, 2018
An average Nigerian family should earn no less than 150k a month, a little less than 500dollars in one month but the reverse is the case where in Nigeria a 150k family income is very rare.

If you think you are living well how many times have you eaten SALAD since 2015 ?

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