Of the many laughs we had during the call, the most memorable came when I asked her what she would normally do to unwind after a long day at work. “Netflix,” she said and we both cackled for what felt like a while. There’ll be no escaping that big red N in the days to come. But before Netflix, there was Uber, Etisalat, some DJing here, some scuba diving there. Her name is Ebi Atawodi and this is her life in tech.
After spearheading Uber’s arrival and growth in West Africa, Ebi Atawodi is heading to Netflix. She announced the move on LinkedIn, describing her six years at Uber as “a ride of a lifetime.” During her time at Uber as general manager, she was responsible for leading their expansion in Lagos and other West African cities. […]
In 2020, the world had to learn to work from home. Across Africa, in various sectors, people have had to surmount learning curves and adjust to a way of life many thought to be years in the future. At Tech Cabal we wanted to show Africans thriving as they work remotely. So, from online therapy […]
He had picked her up from the motor park, she was coming in from another state. On getting to her destination her potential host who was supposed to pay the fare was not available. She offered to take him to a hotel and pay in kind. The Lagos-based Bolt driver narrating this experience told me […]
Nigerian bus-hailing company, Plentywaka says it has completed over 190,000 trips by more than 40,000 riders in its first year. The startup which launched in Lagos in September 2019 is a subsidiary of Crowdyvest Holdings, the parent company of agriculture investment platform, Farmcrowdy. Its Android and iOS apps allow riders book seats and schedule their […]
As I take my seat in this silver-coloured Toyota Corolla on Wednesday morning and settle into a conversation with its driver, I realise from a quick scan of the dashboard that it is not a new car. Which means by August 20 – if the new Lagos e-hailing licensing regime takes off – it will […]