The Chinese backed startup OPay is continuing its move to become a super app with the launch of OCar, its ride-hailing service in Lagos, Owerri, Port Harcourt, Abuja and Benin. OCar is the company’s latest vertical in an ecosystem that already includes offerings for food (OFood), bike-hailing (ORide), classifieds (OList), three-wheelers (OTrike) and bus-hailing (OBus). […]
Many say Nigeria needs at least five more cities with the same commercial capacity and energy of Lagos to begin to reap the kind of economic benefits she is capable of, especially with her immense availability of youthful human resource. Since it was stripped of capital status in 1991, Lagos has grown immensely through a […]
Electric motorcycles may soon become the face of shuttle within several African cities, as fossil-fueled vehicles give way to electric vehicles around the world.
With its ride sharing and ride hailing services, and plans to launch others–Move Kids for children commuting to and from school, and Move Drive, which will allow customers to rent cars for a period of time–VW seems to be banking on its mobility service, rather than its car sales, for profitability in the East African country.
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They have an interesting approach to avoiding government trouble