Jack Dorsey, American computer programmer who is the co-founder and CEO of Twitter, has been spotted speaking Yoruba language in Lagos.
The internet entrepreneur, who had previously disclosed his plans to visit four African nations — Ethiopia, Ghana, Nigeria, and South Africa — in November to “spend time with entrepreneurs,” arrived the country on Thursday.
In a video making the rounds on social media, Dorsey can be seen sitting in an auditorium setting as he utters, “Bawo ni, Nigeria?” This translates, “how are you all doing, Nigeria?.”
Dorsey’s visit comes a few days after he had announced a global ban on all political ads on the microblogging platform, starting from November 22, on account of the growing criticism over misinformation from politicians on social media.
It also comes about three years after Mark Zuckerberg, another major tech giant and CEO of Facebook, graced Africa’s most populous nation with his presence — as the country continues playing host to global figures and celebrities alike.
In July 2019, Ed Sheeran, English singer and record producer, had caused a stir after he bared his obsession for Nigeria’s jollof rice, stating that he needs to visit the country as he had heard that the cuisine tastes “really good.”
Toni Braxton, an American R&B singer, had also, after headlining a show in Lagos, joined the fray when she mentioned that she can’t wait to learn the Yoruba language so as to sing Nigerian songs right.