Facebook users in Nigeria – 2019 figures

Facebook is one of the world’s largest social networking platforms. It currently has 2.4 billion users in total across the world. What slice of that pie make up Facebook users in Nigeria?

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How many Facebook users are in Nigeria?

Facebook says it has only 33 million users in Nigeria as at September 2019. Nigeria has an estimated population of 190 million people.

Back in mid-2018, Facebook’s official statement was that there were 26 million Facebook users in Nigeria. This gives about 27% increase year-on-year.

On the African continent, Facebook had about 139 million users in 2018, and 98% of them were on mobile.

How many people are on social media in Nigeria?

As Facebook is the largest and most popular social media platform in Nigeria, it is safe to say that there are approximately 33 million social network users in the giant West African country.

How many smartphone users are there in Nigeria?

Using information from mobile network operators and the NCC, MobilityArena published that there were 38 million smartphones in Nigeria as at end of 2017.

Does Facebook have an office in Nigeria?

In September 2020, Facebook announced that they will be opening an office in Lagos, Nigeria. It will be their second office in Africa. The first one is located in South Africa.

The Lagos office is expected to come on stream by the second half of 2021.

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