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    Gokada is a vehicle for hire company headquartered in Lagos. It is the first motorbike hailing app in Nigeria. [1][2]

    [3] Customers can order a motorbike ride through the company's website, or by using the company's geo-location based mobile app . [4]

    History

    Gokada was founded in 2017 by

    Nigerian entrepreneur Deji Oduntan and Bangladeshi-American entrepreneur

    Fahim Saleh.[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" .

    External links

    Official website

    Gokada in Play Store

    Gokada in App Store

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