Yesterday, Uber went live in Lagos, Nigeria to give the residents of “The Vegas of Africa” an easy way to hail their cabs in record time.
Begining in Lagos and set to expand across the country, Uber took Ice Prince to his recording session on the Island, making him the first person in the country to use the new car hailing service. Uber will compete Rocket Internet’s EasyTaxi which has been spreading across the country steadily and already has over 400 drivers in its database.
To use Uber
, download the Uber App to your iPhone or Android device, reegister with your debit or credit card and simply request a cab. Uber is now giving Lagosians great discounts to get their first ride with the promo code LAUNCHLAGOS for NGN2000 off their first rides!
The firm said in a blog post that during this testing period, car availability will be limited and primarily focused on ‘The Island’ & the surrounding neighbourhoods. For those looking for gigs, the firm is looking for a General Manager
, Operations Manager
and Community Manager
to build Uber Lagos.
Uber is now available in 42 countries globally
while in Africa, it’s available in Cape Town, Durban, Johannesburg and now Lagos. Nairobi is listening!