Gokada

Gokada
Private
IndustryTransportation networking
FoundedJanuary 1, 2018; 22 months ago (2018-01-01)
FoundersFahim Saleh, Co-CEO
HeadquartersIlupeju, ,
Area served
Lagos
Key people
Ayodeji Adewunmi, Fahim Saleh
Servicesmotorbike hailing service
Websitewww.gokada.ng

Gokada is an on-demand transportation company or motorbike hailing service headquartered in Lagos, Nigeria.[1][2][3] Customers can order a motorbike ride through the company's website, or by using the company's geo-location -based smartphone Gokada mobile app.[4]

Gokada transport in Lagos

History

Gokada was founded in 2017 by Nigerian entrepreneurs.[5][6] The service was launched originally and started operations in Yaba Axis of Lagos state and has extended their operations to Victoria Island – Lekki Axis Lagos, Nigeria.[7]

The company uses bikes with engine capacities of 200 cc and above meeting government standards for load-bearing on major Lagos roads.[8][9]

In February 2019, the company launched a new headquarters.[10]

In May 2019 Gokada raised $5.4 million in series A to grow its two-wheel transit business.[11] Gokada added luxury yacht service to its bike services in June 2019.[12]

Operation

The service requires a Gokada mobile app which riders must download to their iOS or Android-based phone, sign up, enter a valid phone number, enter pick up location and request ride.[13] Riders can then request a ride from a nearby driver. Once confirmed, the app shows the verified driver's name, photo and bike details, after which the driver will call to confirm the request and destination.[14][15] All Gokada drivers are licensed operators.

The payment method is cash only.

References

  1. ^ "Gokada is looking to be more than a motorcycle on-demand company". 15 August 2018.
  2. ^ "Gokada, first on-demand motorcycle hailing app launches in Lagos". Pageone NG. Retrieved February 23, 2018.
  3. ^ Cabal, Tech (20 July 2018). "Okada-On-Demand: A Gokada Review".
  4. ^ "Gokada just might be the solution to traffic in Lagos". Technicollit. 10 April 2018.
  5. ^ adekunle (6 August 2018). "Crédit Afrique MfB seals partnership deal with Gokada Rides". Vanguard (Nigeria).
  6. ^ "Two of Africa's leading boda-hailing startups are backed by same investor". 5 December 2018.
  7. ^ "How Gokada, Nigeria's 'Uber For Motorcycle Taxi' Is Helping Lagosians Skip Traffic". Nigerian Gems. Retrieved December 23, 2018.
  8. ^ "Trend hunter: Digital okadas get Lagos out of a jam - West Africa". www.theafricareport.com.
  9. ^ "Confusion rocks Gokada, Lagos's modern okada". Nigerian Tribune. 8 December 2018.
  10. ^ touch, Social media junkie at Techpoint I’m always open to new experiences Get in (26 February 2019). "Meet the Gokada team, creators of the 'superheroes of Lagos traffic'". Retrieved 2019-05-25.
  11. ^ "Nigeria's Gokada raises $5.3M round for its motorcycle ride-hail biz". TechCrunch. Retrieved 2019-05-24.
  12. ^ https://nairametrics.com/2019/06/11/gokada-to-add-luxury-yacht-service-to-its-operations/ Nairametrics.com
  13. ^ Ekekwe, Ndubuisi (2018-10-28). "Gokada's On-Demand Bike Hailing Service is Riding Lagosians Over Traffic". Tekedia. Retrieved 2019-06-04.
  14. ^ "Have you heard about the Gokada - SKYFUL". www.skyful.com.ng.
  15. ^ "Have You Hailed a Gokada? – LiveLife Africa".

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