Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Uber makes its way to Nigeria...as Ice Prince becomes first Nigerian to ride in Uber

"The Vegas of Africa” or “Africa’s Big Apple” is Africa’s commercial powerhouse; it’s also all about the flamboyant dressing, the unique mannerisms, the boisterous interaction among complete strangers who on meeting immediately feel bonded by their “Naija-ness”, the epic traffic jams, the steeped traditions and the spectacular sunsets. Continue...

  
There’s that intangible ‘something’ about Lagos that makes it a place where anything and everything is possible, and starting today (Wednesday July 23, 2014) Uber launches its smartphone technology in Lagos, making it the fourth city in Africa to embrace the innovative on demand private driver application. 
 
A progressive culture with a very tech-savvy population, Lagos is the largest city in Africa and it was only a matter of time that Uber brought its technology to the market, offering a safe and reliable choice in transportation.

Uber is a smartphone app that allows users to connect to licensed private drivers in the area at the touch of a button, using the phone’s GPS to detect both the users and drivers’ locations. This means the people of Lagos can get a safe, reliable ride anywhere — even if they don't know the exact address. 

Patrick Studener, Senior International Launcher at Uber said, “We’re really excited to be launching Uber in Lagos today. Technology is allowing us to completely re-think the future of our cities and the way people get around them. Uber is already evolving the way the world moves and is being embraced by millions of people across the globe.

Uber is part of a technology revolution that is transforming urban mobility which is creating the smart cities of the future. The people of Lagos now have a new way of getting around their city that is just a tap of an app away and is also stylish, safe and efficient.”

Ice Prince
When it comes to cruising around the humming roads of Lagos, Ice Prince, one of the biggest & most influential hip hop artists in Nigeria, is no stranger to doing it comfortably and in style. That’s why this morning when he woke up to a new dawn in the way he could get around his beloved city, he decided to push the button & within minutes a classy, safe, secure Uber rolled up to take him to his next recording session on the Island, and with that he became the first person in Lagos & all of Nigeria to ride in an Uber!

What is UberBlack?
UberBlack is one of many Uber products that connects riders with licensed drivers. Any person who needs a ride in Lagos has to download the free Uber app onto their smartphone to request a private-hire car at an affordable price, all in a matter of minutes.

Before getting into the car you are given, via the smartphone app, the driver’s photo, name, registration and at the end of the ride you get via email an overview of your ride including a GPS tracked overview of your exact trip. Uber partners with only the highest quality limousine professionals, and every car, driver, and trip is fully insured. All payments are done via the riders’ credit cards, making the experience even more seamless.

Uber is already present in over 140 cities in 40 countries. Lagos is the first city in Nigeria where Uber services have been launched. At the launch today, celebrity and multiple award winning music star Ice Prince test drive in Uber compliant car. He used the Uber application on  his mobile phone to flagged in a Uber car, and he  was chauffer-driven in it today in Lagos.

To request a ride, users must download the free application for Android, iPhone, Blackberry 7, or sign up atuber.com/app.

Uber is now just a tap of an app away for the people of Lagos


What to expect when you request a ride:



Pricing
UberBlack
Base Fare: 1000.00
Minimum Fare: 1000.00
Fare per km: 250.00
Fare per Mile: 402.34
Fare per Min: 10.00

42 comments:

Bishop Dammy said...

Congrats sir. We shall all reap the fruits of our labor in Jesus name prov. 3:4. BishopDammy#

Okoro said...

This is very very innovative.

Mo said...

9ce, but not for the average earners

APPLE said...

Good to know.

BONARIO NNAGS said...

Nice and the fare is not so exorbitant.

~BONARIO~says so via NOKIA LUMIA

jerry said...

Alright.

Zenki Moye Brown said...

NICE
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ZB

Anonymous said...

Wonderful. God bless d originator of dis idea. LIB Princess!

NaNcY DreW said...

Is just like lagos E-cab buh dis ll be more conducive is cool. Mi likey esp now dat deres fear of Ebola

Xmoke said...

ICE*

glowy sofiscated said...

Congrats to him

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Temmy Tee said...

Linda abeg hook me up wit dis ice prince nah, biko.....

Peejay said...

This is ubèr nice ;)

Anonymous said...

Omo c car...... Bt no matta wt car na car ooo or sey na 1 tire dis car get nii..... All dis info na rebrandin, bt 2 b sinere car pass car oooo bt no matta wt don do pass urself ooo evryfin hv tym...

Valentine N Egbuna said...

Ice Prince is the real definition of Swag.

I'm out. ***CATCH ME IF U CAN***

olumide abiodun said...

Hmm! If there are no hidden charges, this is a really good innovation, and is really cost effective.



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solution said...

Well soon we will hear his the face of Uber is all good endorsement.But i have to ask will the cab take someone to Ajegunle???? lol

solution said...

Well soon we will hear his the face of Uber is all good endorsement.But i have to ask will the cab take someone to Ajegunle???? lol

hilary obiorah said...

as in the same thing as Ubertwitter?

FIONA FIONA said...

Omo see levels
Tecnology sha, !! #applause

Alloy Chikezie said...

Congratulobia


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Steveosky 4 Real. said...

Fair enough !!

Anonymous said...

Fare per min. = #10. Lagos hold up nko,where you use 2 hrs to get to your destination which shldnt hav taken up to 20 mins.

chidera robert said...

Zamani on fire

samuel sleek said...

Dix one na effizy joor
Wat happened to d normal employing of a driver
Well if u got it spend it
Buh its a welcomed development nevertheless


....SƖεεkz

Angie Cape said...

How dem go take scale thru traffic to be on time....pls educate me.
We'll see how far they'll get with their app.

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Anonymous said...

Nice! Nigeria is soo changing. I don't feel I'm not in America when ever I visit. Lol, some parts though

Anonymous said...

I laugh when i see per min fare...dont bother takn a ride to isolo,ipaja,apapa,okoko,ejigbo...nobody will tell you to alight in traffic when ur month salary is leaving before your eyes.lolz

chimmy onyewuchi said...

Cool

Fizzichillio said...

Ice Prince doesn't have a very good dress sense tho' #justSaying

#Fizz

Anonymous said...

ish!!!Lnda like really?Lagos the largest city in Africa?

Anonymous said...

with the traffic we have in lagos. the fare may not work #general hendrix

Anonymous said...

you sounded like uber is a car. Its a taxi application

Anonymous said...

This will be bad for the economy, we have cab drivers whose jobs are now at risk.

Uber is being regulated in other parts of the world, smh wake up people

Olusegun Onifade said...

Seen

Olusegun Onifade said...

Seen

NaNcY DreW said...

Hehehehehe here's wat u ll do in such scenario
U ll comeout and trek d remaining distance or wait 4 d driver @ up front or u tell him 2 off his engine so it ll stop reading 4 every non movement. Eniweis
In d end is 4 pple dat can afford it

Anonymous said...

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leewhorf said...

How ee take concerns me

Anonymous said...

Use the promo code LAUNCHLAGOS to get ₦2000 off your first ride! @Uber_Lagos

Anonymous said...

nice concept. 10 naira per min. like 3000 naira for 5hrs. that's great. #TO BE OR NOT TO BE#

Anonymous said...

So after Uber has received major opposition out of naija, we are here celebrating as if it's one huge thing. Pray, Yaba to Ikeja is about 15 Km. Am i expected to pay #3,750 for that? Lmao...