“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. There’s that intangible ‘something’ about Lagos that makes it a place where anything and everything is possible, and starting today ordering an Uber is too!

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! Can you spell #BALLER.

Now do it yourself and watch in real-time as a comfy secure sedan or SUV arrives at your feet in minutes.

For the uninitiated, simply:

  1. Download the Uber App to your iPhone or Android device.
  2. Register with your debit or credit card.
  3. Request, ride and experience the magic happen.
  4. Enter the promo code LAUNCHLAGOS to get NGN2000 off your first ride!

During this testing period, car availability will be limited & primarily focused on ‘The Island’ & the surrounding neighbourhoods. If you are lucky enough to grab a ride, let us know how it goes at support.lagos@uber.com.

Uber Lagos also needs a founding team. We’re looking for a General Manager, Operations Manager and Community Manager to build Uber Lagos from scratch.  We are looking for hustlers with crazy passion for Uber & an intimate knowledge of Lagos.

Follow @Uber_Lagos on Twitter to catch tips, updates and to spread the Uber love around Lagos.

#UberOn!