We live in a majorly cashless society. From the POS attendant at the filling station to the Cashier at the Supermarket or restaurant, even down to the Cab driver whose favourite phrase is “Cash or Card”, cashless payment is a phenomenon that has come to stay for the best part.
Ever since its introduction in the 1990s, electronic payments have helped for better bookkeeping, budgeting, and many more.
It is on the back of this that SafeBoda is pleased to announce a partnership with Flutterwave to launch the WALLET feature.
WALLET? WHAT’S THAT?
On March 2, 2020, we did something amazing. Amidst the doubts, fear, excitement, we launched SafeBoda Nigeria in the 3rd largest city in Africa. Ibadan, Oyo state.
You can read all about it here.
Since then, it has been a whirlwind. I sat down with the man at the helm of affairs (Babajide Duroshola) for a chat and this was birthed. This is the story of a brand that is making strides as the first Ride-Hailing business to successfully survive for a year in Ibadan.
What were the challenges the business faced in the first year? (Both large and small).
For the early team, Indomie has been a constant name. As one of our foremost riders, he stood out from the rest.
Maybe it was his demeanour, his smile, his name, or just his general presence, but Babatunde knew how to draw people to himself. Today, we take a dive into his life as we tell the story of the man who went from being one of our SafeBoda Riders to a SafeBoda employee.
What is your name?
Adebisi Babatunde Monsuru
A lot of people call you Indomie. …
The ancient city and its night scenes are coming back to life!
The curfew that was in place due to the pandemic has been lifted in Ibadan and places are open again.
Whether you want to get turnt and lit or you want to just have the best local and international cuisines on a calm evening with friends, here are 7 spots you’d want to check out if you’re looking to have fun in Ibadan…
If you’re in for a chilled, low-key evening with friends over drinks, here’s the spot for you. Some music, asun and drinks sets the perfect…
I like to see myself as an all-seeing, all-knowing eye. If you’ve seen The Fate of The Furious, you may have an idea of what I’m referring to but even if you don’t, you’ll get the gist. However, my Omniscience, in this case, is limited to SafeBoda.
Months of observation have led to this piece I’m about to share with you. As your loyal friend, here is my guide to understanding the SafeBoda App as a Customer.
When SafeBoda launched in Nigeria on the 2nd of March 2020, it was with a lot of hope about the future and fear of the same as well.
We had targets and expectations but the future remained as always, unpredictable. About 3 months later, we exceeded all expectations and hit high above our targets. *insert dancing emoji*
We did our best, surely, but none of that would have been possible without our Customers- The Okada Geng.
This is why we created the Elite Team. Members of the Okada Geng who inspire us to continue the good work we have started.
It’s a hot afternoon. You’re rushing to get to a meeting. You look at your watch. What?! You realize you have 20 minutes to be at the location. You reaallyyy need this gig so you can’t afford to be late. In a rush, you find an okada that gets you to the location with five minutes to spare. You start thanking your stars but as you are about to come down, something happens.
You scream, “Ah! Won get mi”. You feel the pain before you even know what happened but you’re sure before you look. It’s an exhaust burn. The…
In a business that deals with constant human communication, you tend to pick up on a few nuances. Some are exhilarating, some are just plain funny. This list is one of the latter. We have compiled a list of eight types of Okada Passengers.
If you have ever been on a motorcycle or as it’s popularly called in these parts, “Okada”, you either know one of these people or you’ve been one of them at some point.
From the moment they get on the bike till they get off, they don’t say ‘pim’. Even when they don’t…
In December 2019, a cluster of acute respiratory illness cases was reported in Wuhan, China all with a link to Wuhan’s Huanan Seafood Wholesale market. The affected citizens were presenting with fever, dry cough, and other respiratory signs. By January 1st, 2020, China announced that the affected citizens tested positive for the coronavirus and immediately shut down the market. It spread fear and panic throughout China. People began to avoid human contact, stay indoors and sanitize their environments. By January 23, 2020, Wuhan City was locked down with restricted internal movement and all travel in and out prohibited.
SafeBoda provides a safer motorcycle taxi experience in Nigeria.