In Nigeria, particularly Lagos, one of many largest industrial cities ever, nearly each commuter can testify to have spent half their life in visitors. Lol. That is why I believe this innovation is dope.
What is Gokada?
The common commuter in Lagos spends 600 hours per 12 months on the highway in visitors. It’s greatest to give you a plan to keep away from the visitors.
Gokada is an on-demand motorcycle hailing service targeted on altering the face of transportation in Nigeria by leveraging expertise to join customers to the closest motorbikes inside their space thereby serving to them transfer well and beat visitors.
I hear in addition they use smart 200cc motorbikes which might be allowed to transfer on main roads in Lagos in contrast to the traditional 100 cc motorbikes pushed by the common okada drivers. Gokada drivers are cautious, verified, skilled, and effectively skilled. They all move by the Gokada Driver Training School and are re-taught how to correctly drive across the streets of Lagos, safely, with a passenger. — Techcabal.
How does it work?
Requesting a Gokada experience is simple – right here’s how Gokada works
- – Simply open the Gokada App, enter your choose up location and faucet request experience.
- – Your verified Gokada driver will name you to verify your request and vacation spot.
- – Your driver arrives in minutes, provides you your hair web and helmet and also you hop on the bike.
- – Your driver will get you to your locations safely and ends the journey.
- – Pay money and charge your driver to assist us enhance the Gokada expertise.
But is it?
I do know for a indisputable fact that in Abuja, Gokada would have a tough time, particularly since bikes on the whole have been banned from working, and likewise, Abuja has a “class” factor happening. But one by no means is aware of, proper?
What people say about Gokada
So utilizing the hashtag #gokada on Twitter, right here’s what I discovered:
Had my first Gokada expertise at the moment…skirt, heels and all
It was an expertise
An expertise I don't want to repeat once more
— Ima-Obong (@msidusogie) November 6, 2018
Took Gokada for the primary time in my life at the moment. No regrets. Quality service. At least the helmet comes with hairnet.
— Ezekwueche. (@KhidKhordi) October 30, 2018
Tired of Lagos visitors each f**kn day. @GokadaNG got here by at the moment. Ikeja to Ajah😭😭😭
— T R O I Okay S C O o P (@FutureRoyal) November 5, 2018
The most fascinating Nigerian startup of 2018 is Gokada.
— Mark Essien (@markessien) August 17, 2018
Honestly I'm very impressed, and that’s saying lots. Maybe after I’m in Lagos I may strive them, huh?
The Million Dollar Question: Is Gokada right here to keep?
Who remembers GoMyWay? They began precisely like Gokada however have shut down services since and the founder has already been employed elsewhere. That’s the difficulty with Nigerian startups. We comply with the hype, however after some time get drained.
Who would the time to begin up a Gokada App, (cue battery and PHCN points) when all I can do to hail a experience is simply stroll to the bus cease and get a motorbike, cab and even Taxify?
Also, I learn a tweet of a woman who took Gokada from Ikeja to Ajah or one thing. Haba! Is it secure??? Seems dangerous although; however I hear their drivers are very secure and calm. Fingers crossed.
Yea, I do know the 100cc bikes should not allowed and so forth, however would you be heading for a dinner award get together or one thing excessive elegant and regardless of the visitors, need to roughen up your outfit?
I really like the thought, and I hope it stays although!
So what do you assume? Would you download the Gokada App? I'd, if I stayed in Lagos – would I? Lol. Not certain. But I positively would advocate it.