Mussing Over Mark Zuckerberg’s Visit to Nigeria


The founder of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, last week suddenly appeared in Lagos, and I can bet, his visit took many – government, security operatives, political gladiators and other groups of Nigerians – by surprise.

Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, devouring African dish during his first visit to the continent.

Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, devouring African dish during his first visit to the continent.

This visit actually puts Nigeria on the map. No leopard looking escort, no long chain of security aides, no traffic due to the visit. It actually shows Nigeria is a safe country.

I bet the US embassy was not aware of his visit and are unhappy about it. It makes them irrelevant.

Mark Zuckerberg is an unusual fellow. I just want you to know unusual people actually champion their fields.

Mark Zuckerberg was in his usual simple dress style. No wrist watch, necklace, or an expensive Italian shoe and he was spotted in Yaba, Third Mainland Bridge and Ikoyi Link Bridge with no single security escorts.

I am sure some people might have seen him and walk pass him like a regular oyinbo contractor not knowing he’s the seventh richest man in the world, worth $58 billion.

Now for the ladies looking for some guy that’s full of swags, happy looking oh!!!

And I pray our leaders will learn from this and start receiving brain.

Moral lesson:

If you’re still out there underrating him cos a guy wears jean and Polo with my ‘legedese’ Benz, I’m seriously shaking my head for you.  I just like Mark’s simplicity. T-shirt on jeans.

Most people wey dey wear tie as if them wan hang themselves, na them dey hustle pass with little to show financially.

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Honestly, if I ever get the opportunity of meeting this man, I will cherish it for the rest of my life. These are the kind of people I wish to meet in life and not some half unclad people wearing chains meant for dogs suffering from rabbies.

Did you notice he was wearing a Nike Shirt? I guessing he has a contract agreement with Nike. Can you imagine how much that will boost Nike profit.

Imagine d worlds youngest billionaire wearing a shirt branded by you! Marks makes money too by wearing the Polo.

Mark Zuckerberg in Nigeria. It is a sight to behold. A man worth $54 billion; in Naira, that’s about N22 trillion. He jogs on the streets of Lagos with no escorts, no funfare, no extravagant show off, no unnecessary awareness.

A trillionaire. But welcome to Nigeria, where a yahoo boys, who just duped a white man of N2 million, would go on all designers just to pass a message that he has indeed arrived.

Where pastors, who do not even do anything but lie and exploit ignorant people, would preach with armed bodyguards all over. Meanwhile, they emphasise on God being able to protect you from all dangers….

Anyways, I envy the great Zuckerberg; his charitable lifestyle is unparalleled, second only to Bill Gates. His humility is unmatched, and his impact on our world is invaluable. I forget to mention that he is an atheist, but of more value than millions of ‘them’…

President Muhammadu Buhari received Mark Zuckerberg, the Facebook founder, in Aso Villa, Abuja

President Muhammadu Buhari received Mark Zuckerberg, the Facebook founder, in Aso Villa, Abuja

Meanwhile thank God he didn’t announce his visit. The Federal Government would have formed a commitee to receive our “August visitor”. He would be met by masquerades and cultural dancers.

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And forget about the road jog and pictures of him in Yaba. He would be surrounded by soldiers and pot bellied ministers would jostle over themselves to take pictures with him.

The All Progresssives Congress (APC) would have recorded it as one of the achievements of President Mohammadu Buhari; and the opposition People Democratic Party (PDP) would have claimed the arrangement for the visit was finalised under former President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan.

Sick people…….

By Kamordeen Bankole

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