The rise and rise of Nigeria’s Facebook population is unprecedented in Nigeria’s Internet history.

Statistics from shows that there are currently over 2.9 million active Facebook users in Nigeria.

According to a recent stat by SocialBakers which shows developments in the last 6 months, what is more interesting is the fact that Nigeria is the 2nd fastest rising African country on Facebook.

Nigeria added 1.4 million new users in the past 6 months, which represents an 83% increase. With this momentum, Nigerian Facebook users should hit 4.5 million by August 2011.

Other top rising countries in Africa are well, not surprisingly, Egypt which added 1.6 million new users in the past 6 months, a 43% change and South Africa increased by 750,000 new users, a 25% growth within the past 6 months.

The statistics also shows that Africa is the most dynamic continent on Facebook gaining more than 50% of its Facebook users in the last 6 months.

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3 Responses to The Rise and Rise of Nigeria’s Facebook Population

  1. Dapxin says:

    Not necessarily too good a thing, but can be made a *good* thing.

  2. donnie says:

    hnmm so nigeria is finally catching the facebook fever..hope a pan-african social
    network takes over soon…nice post loy am a big fan of this blog

  3. hi,i’ll appreciate it if you can get the statistics of facebook users in anambra state and other states in nigeria

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