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MCM: Our Crush Is Bankole Cardoso, Nigerian Entrepreneur, Co-founder of Easy Taxi Nigeria

Bankole Cardoso is a Nigerian entrepreneur and co-founder of Easy Taxi Nigeria. In 2014, he was listed by Forbes as one of the 30 Most Promising Young Entrepreneurs In Africa.

Cardoso started Easy Taxi in Nigeria in 2013 because he wanted a simple way to aid commuting in Lagos. He also mentioned that he hoped to standardize pricing of taxis around the country.

Easy Taxi under his watch grew to be one of the most used taxi-hailing apps in Lagos as well as Abuja.

Easy Taxi is a free smartphone application that allows users to request taxis in the easiest way possible. Present in 30 countries, Nigeria was the first country to launch it in Africa and currently has a network of over 400 drivers in Lagos with services extended to Abuja.

Although still affiliated with the company, he stepped
down as the CEO in January 2015. Bankole is also currently the Managing Director of Fenix International,a next-generation energy company.

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