Bossbus, a Nigerian startup, claims it offers a more convenient, affordable, and reliable mobility experience for commuters. It allows them to book multiple forms of transportation from one app.
Oluwatobi Fakayode founded the initiative last August. Bossbus allows users to book a trip by booking a car, SUV, bus, or boat for various destinations. Additionally, it offers interstate and intrastate travel and vehicle rental.
Fakayode, a Nigerian entrepreneur, noticed that ride-hailing platforms had too high prices for Nigerians. This was especially true when they were moving from one place to the next for several days.
“The vehicles used were also uncomfortable and poorly managed and only taxis were available on tech-enabled platforms like Uber and Bolt. We decided to solve this problem by liaising with owners and drivers of more comfortable vehicles to ensure commuters have access to better experiences,” he said.
“Bossbus was a bike-hailing platform alone but metamorphosed into a full vehicle charter, rental and e-hailing platform. The company is still working on its ride-hailing and pooling app, as well as its drivers’ app.”
Bossbus is a taxi app that allows users to book long-distance bus travel, and even charter their own vehicle. This will allow them to be a one-stop shop for transport. Bossbus, a bootstrapped startup, has already made over 1,300 trips and has partnered with private companies and the government to scale.
Bossbus has a presence in Nigeria and serves major cities such as Lagos, Ibadan (Port Harcourt), Abuja, Port Harcourt and Enugu. In the near future, Bossbus plans to expand into other countries such as Ghana or Ivory Coast.