Why AfroCab is taking on Uber in Nigeria

Uber is a mobile app that connects passengers to drivers. It has had the highways of Lagos to itself for a year now without real competition, but there’s a new kid on the block, AfroCab – and it isn’t pulling no punches. Here is a sub that I couldn’t help but catch:


So, AfroCab offers itself as a provider of more pocket-friendly rides for shorter distances, plus it offers the ability to bargain a convenient price with the driver. How does it work?

  1. Select your route.
  2. Bid your fare.
  3. Get a ride.
  4. The option to pay via cash is available too, among other channels.

Here at MobilityArena.com, we find it all very interesting. Will AfroCab be a hit? How am I supposed to know? Am I God? We will all have to wait to find out.

Whatever the case, vibrant competition is good news for end users. AfroCab is currently available via web (desktop and mobile, Android app, iOS app, and BlackBerry app.

Mister Mobility

I started blogging about mobile in 2004 as a fun way to share my passion for gadgets and mobile services. My other interests include digital media, speaking and teaching, photography, travelling, and dancing.

One thought on “Why AfroCab is taking on Uber in Nigeria

  • August 11, 2015 at 2:03 pm

    Go and try AfroCab like you’ve done with Uber, then come back and tell us about the experience.

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