The future will be built in Africa – Mark Zuckerberg

Johannesburg – Facebook founder and CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, has said the “future of the world” will be built on the African continent.

Zuckerberg made the statement during his first Sub-Saharan visit to Africa in Lagos, Nigeria on Tuesday.

A small group of media were invited to a live-stream of the Nigerian event in Johannesburg on Wednesday.

“The thing that is striking [about Nigeria] is the entrepreneurial energy. I think when you’re trying to build something, what matters the most is who wants it the most. This is where the future is going to be built,” Zuckerberg said from Lagos.

He said that once the world woke up to the entrepreneurial energy coming from Africa, the continent would begin to change the world.

“You feel that here, as soon as you get off the plane and start talking to people, you feel that passion and entrepreneurial energy,” Zuckerberg added.