Bus hailing startup Plentywaka launches WakaCab to take on Uber, Bolt


Plentywaka, Nigeria’s bus-hailing app, has launched WakaCab, a new car-hailing service with fully-trained drivers for commuters within Delta State starting with Asaba, then Warri.

WakaCab, available on Google Playstore and the IOS App store is live for commuters in Asaba and later in Warri before Christmas to make commuting in and around the city much easier. Payments can be made via cash or Plentywaka’s e-wallet system, Wakapurse.

In a statement, Plentywaka’s President and Co-Founder, Johnny Enagwolor said “Expanding the Plentywaka brand into Delta State with a car-hailing service, after launching in 2019 is a testament to our success and the importance of staying true to the vision. But it also shows our commitment to solving the issues of transport in Nigeria; and that does not necessarily mean a one size fits all approach to each state. We recognised that there was a large shortfall in private car and technology-driven services compared to the other states we operate in, therefore the proposition had to be different for Asaba and Warri.” 

The firm also unveiled Plentywaka Vehicle Partnership (PVP) scheme to allow users to register their vehicles on the Plentywaka app and earn over each month. Plentywaka’s PVP scheme promises to pay out N250,000 per month.

Plentywaka recently announced a partnership with Innoson Vehicle Manufacturing (IVM) to help as many drivers as possible to own cars.

Earlier this year, Plentywaka also introduced Logistics by Plentywaka and Staff Bus Solutions in direct response to the challenges of COVID-19, showcasing the company’s flexible approach to the movement restrictions caused by the pandemic.