The Nigerian startup scene is suddenly in the spotlight, after receiving a vote of confidence from the founder of Facebook himself.
Zuckerberg made multiple stops throughout his visit to Nigeria, where he said he would be "meeting with developers and entrepreneurs, and learning about the startup ecosystem in Nigeria."
In the following video, the famous entrepreneur visits the Lagos office of Andela, a company that matches software companies with talented developers living in Africa. (CNN once dubbed Andela "the startup that's harder to get into than Harvard.")
"I can't even describe how huge of a deal this is," said Nadayar Enegesi, director of learning and development at Andela. "It's just like a reverse pilgrimage. We would expect to go visit Facebook, but Mr. Facebook himself is in our office."
"I don't even think we understand what [the impact of this trip is] going to be," another young man proclaims. "I think there's so many people that are going to be empowered and touched by this trip."
Zuckerberg seemed honestly impressed with his visit.
"This trip has really blown me away by the talents of young entrepreneurs and developers in this country, and making a difference and making a change," Zuckerberg said in a meeting covered by Nigerian newspaper Thisday.
"It reminds me of when I wanted to start Facebook. I wasn't starting a company at the time but wanted to build something to see if it would work. And that is what I see people here do, pushing through challenges, building things that you want to see in the world."