Mark Zuckerberg, co-founder of social networking website, Facebook, has expressed his pleasure at the creation of Tayo, an 11-year-old Nigerian developer.


In a post on his Facebook page, Zuckerberg said he is looking forward to future projects by Tayo.

He said: “This is Tayo. He’s 11 and he recently showed me a game he built called Spike Rush.

“I got my first computer when I was Tayo’s age, and just like him I started out coding games. I’ve always thought building simple games was the gateway to building more complex apps.”


Zuckerberg, the world’s 5th richest person, also said the games developed by Tayo were more complex than the games he first built.

“My first games were simpler than Tayo’s, but no matter your level, there’s nothing like playing something you built yourself.

“Spike Rush is available in the iOS App Store. I’m looking forward to seeing what Tayo builds next!”.


In September, Zuckerberg visited Nigeria and got meet young developers, entrepreneurs and entertainers.

He left the country for Kenya and returned to meet President Muhammadu Buhari and participants of the Aso Villa Demo day, an event where startups pitched ideas to the Presidency.

Both visits to Nigeria by Mark Zuckerberg were unannounced and this left fans in awe of his simplicity.


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