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A new ridesharing service, Go My Way, just launched, with backing from some heavyweights in the Nigerian tech ecosystem. Konga CEO, Sim Shagaya is an angel investor and on the board of the startup along with Bill Paladino, Bosun Tijani and Tunji Eleso.

Sim sent a promotional tweet for Go My Way, a ridesharing platform, not long after the service showed up on Twitter.

Ridesharing has received a bit of attention in Nigeria since the first real one (in Bankole’s opinion) launched not long ago. The CcHub-incubated carpooling service, Jekalo launched its beta in Lagos, exactly two weeks ago in May.

Both appear to be the same service. Go My Way and Jekalo allow passengers hitch rides with drivers going the same way they would like to. However, on looking closer, the differences emerge. Go My Way appears to be positioned for nationwide spread via city to city travel from the word go. And it’s also clearly targeting students. Jekalo is focused on intra-city, Lagos commutes.

Interesting times. Did we already say we have reached out to the relevant parties for comments?

Correction: An earlier version of this post said Sim Shagaya launched Go My Way. That is not accurate. Go My Way was founded by Damilola Teidi, and Sim Shagaya is on the board. We regret the error.

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