In this episode, meet Chinedu Azodoh, the co-founder of MAX.NG a Nigerian company that is aiming to make motorcycle taxis and transport safe, affordable and accessible.
They achieve this by training the drivers on their app, regulations and giving drivers a safety score by measuring how they drive in real time, which helps them to identify drivers who are not driving safely and, if need be, take them off the road.
At the time of this interview in September 2019, MAX.NG had a fleet rolling both in Lagos as well as in Akure with plans to roll out to further cities.
In the interview Chinedu shares about:
- How they grew into their current business model step by step
- What measures they take to increase road safety
- How MAX.NG helps in telling a different story about Africa
- And what moved him to come back to Nigeria after studying abroad
He also shares about MAX.NG’s plans for electrifying part of their fleet, how fleet financing works and what his advice for young Nigerians is.
There is a lot of good stuff in this interview and we hope you enjoy the conversation with Chinedu as much as we did.
And now, without further ado, enter Chinedu.
P.S.: How crucial road safety and working on its improvement is, becomes apparent when you have a look at the data from the WHO on road safety.