After a full year of connecting passengers and car owners going along the same route in Nigeria, ride-sharing platform, GoMyWay, is celebrating its anniversary today.
GoMyWay launched on this day last year with support from heavyweights like former Konga CEO, Sim Shagaya. Since then, the platform has grown with more than 4,000 registered members and over 30,000 seats offered across 20 states in Nigeria on their record.
Ride-sharing is becoming a thing in these parts, and that’s because of the hassle that is owning and managing a car in Nigeria today. With GoMyWay, car owners can earn a few bucks from seats that otherwise would have been empty, and passengers can find affordable and comfortable means of transport.
Asides from making money or finding a cheaper way to go out, ride-sharing expands networks and builds friendships. In the words of CEO and co-founder, Damilola Teidi, “The benefits of ride-sharing to Nigeria, its citizens and the environment are huge. It has also been interesting to see the role it plays in building new connections, which is something we highlighted in our anniversary video. Our goal is to continue to build a wider and more trusted community of ride-sharers, with major presence in key states in the country; and in a not too distant future, roll out to other african countries.”
There’s an anniversary page that shows how much GoMyWay users love the platform. And if you’re too lazy to click, here’s a video of some GoMyWay community members sharing their experiences.