OPay has grown at breakneck speed in two years. At the end of 2018, the company had 2,400 agents and by 2019, it had pushed that number to 40,000 agents. In May 2020, the company said it had 300,000 agents.
There’s a lockdown in three states in Nigeria and the mobility sector is already feeling it.
Uber has suspended operations and in Ibadan, Safeboda is scaling back marketing efforts
The city of Ibadan is where MAX, ORide and Safeboda are turning their attention to. While ORide launched in Ibadan in July 2019, SafeBoda and MAX.ng have now launched within one week of each other.
A group of Gokada and MAX.ng riders in Lagos are having a rally to protest a ban on commercial motorcycles The Lagos state government announced a ban on motorcycles and tricycles across the state on Tuesday, January 28, 2020. In addition, government officials say the ban will affect players in Nigeria’s mobility sector. Although the […]
Ugandan motorcycle-hailing company SafeBoda will commence operations in January 2020 in Nigeria, months after speculation trailed its initial proposed launch in May, a company official told TechCabal. Founded in 2015, SafeBoda’s proposed launch in Nigeria was first signalled by its hiring of former Andela Community Manager, Babajide Duroshola, as its Country Manager. SafeBoda will definitively […]
They’re everywhere, green and hard to miss. You’ve probably used one of their services or perhaps you haven’t. Not just yet. But you’ve heard of them and seen their billboards around town. OPay landed quietly in Nigeria in 2018 as a payments solution but has since gained name recognition with its ubiquitous bike-hailing service. What […]