Nollywood star actor, James Ikechukwu Esomugha popularly known as Jim Iyke is the latest investor in Nigeria’s chauffeur service industry, as he is set to launch Mr Taxi.
While announcing the emergence of Mr Taxi, Iyke said in the interim, the new chauffeur service company will mainly cater to the South-East region, and will subsequently be extended to the South-South region of the country.
Iyke said Mr Taxi will be offering luxurious chauffeur service that is cheap and exceedingly convenient services.
The movie star said the company is kicking off its operation with 17 luxurious sedans and over 54 cars registered from other drivers.
The actor shared the news on his Instagram account.
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THE A TEAM; C.O.O @soundmind44, CEO JIM IYKE, PRESIDENT @ceo_kayc for MR.TAXI. @officialmrtaxi_ 2. PHOTOSHOOT FOR MR.TAXI, BILLBOARDS. On 5th October, we ‘re proud to launch a platform that provides chauffeur services for the people of South East, Anambra, Imo, Enugu, Abia, Ebonyi states. This is just the beginning. Our goal is to expand the scope of operation to the south South in a matter of a few months after take off. Download Mr. Taxi @officialmrtaxi_ and experience the full extent of our luxurious yet cheap and exceedingly convinent services. With over 17 luxurious sedans from our station alone and over 54 cars registered from other drivers ( and growing rapidly) it is safe to say we ‘re no longer a projection but a narrative of now, simply developed to offer you a far more comfortable, safer, travel experience. As @basketmouth and @timayatimaya and a host of Nollywood personalities joins us on the day of launch in AWKA, Anambra state, we invite you to join and support us to make history. I’m especially proud of this platform. Thank you for allowing us serve you. JIM IYKE. -CEO MR.TAXI.
Expected competition between Uber, Taxify and Mr Taxi
Jim Iyke’s introduction of Mr Taxi, may bring stiff competition between the yet-to-be launched taxi company, Uber and Taxify. This is because the trio will be contending for the market share in the country’s chauffeur service industry.
Mr Taxi which is first launching in the South-Eastern part of the country may be a step ahead of its potential competitors, coming at a time there are existing advocates that Nigerians should patronise made-in-Nigeria.