In Lagos, the absence of okadas and kekes is creating an opportunity for bus-hailing companies to enter the market and possibly thrive. Already, operational companies like Plentywaka have experienced a surge in their numbers; passengers have grown by 50.2% and bookings by 33.8% on the platform since the ban, according to Johnny Enagwolor, co-founder and […]
Transport in Lagos is big business. With its 21 million people always crisscrossing for work and play, every vehicle that carries Lagosians from point A to point B is potentially a money spinning venture both for the business owner and the state. With its consortium of transport mediums—buses, private cars, kekes, taxis, motorcycles, skating boots, […]
At the Yaba bus stop in Lagos, eager merchants are sweeping and spreading out their day’s wares. The bustle is swelling. Eager motorcyclists are calling out to hurried pedestrians from a makeshift bike park when I notice an ORide motorcyclist zigzagging towards the park slowly. He wrestles his motorcycle with a disheveled man who is […]
My Life In Tech is putting human faces to some of the innovative startups, investments and policy formations driving the technology sector across Africa. At over six feet, Chinedu Azodoh is towering adjacent a ‘TEDxYaba’ signage. He is the last speaker at the 2018 independently organised TED event in Lagos’ foremost technology cluster. A few […]
Introducing CodeLagos, a programme for all students of primary, secondary and tertiary institutions.
I know we agreed that Ecommerce rules, but I think this is taking things too far