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Nigerian R&B singer, Bankole Wellington, known as Banky W or Mr Capable has been signed as a brand ambassador to international transportation and ride-sharing app, Uber, making him the first brand ambassador for the Nigerian branch of the brand.
This news was made public by the singer who gave an epistle n his journey with the app and how he has been a supporter of the brand both in Nigeria and when he’s out of the country.
He also encouraged people to help other people who are not as privileged as them, talking about how he has helped his personal driver through the Uber service.
Read his post below;
“One of my favourite quotes is the one that says: “Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a meal. Teach a man to fish and you’ve fed him for life.” I believe very strongly in putting the people around me in a position to be more successful. My driver @lado212 is an awesome guy.. and I wanted him to be able to earn more than just his salary & tips, so I got a small car and we put it on Uber, that way instead of him sitting around all day waiting for me while I’m in the studio, office, or on set, he can hit the road and generate income for us.. and then we split it at the end of the month. It’s worked so well that I am now really hoping to continue to do this for more of the young people around me, as God gives me grace.
I’m so excited and honoured to be @ubernigeria‘s first Brand Ambassador. I genuinely love the service and I’ve been an avid rider for years – the convenience of it just made my life so much easier, home and abroad. I also love that it helps create employment for young people.. and I want to encourage more car owners, if they can, to use the service as a way to help more people around them and earn money on the side at the same time. And even if all you ever do is use an Uber as your designated driver when you’re out having drinks.. it makes too much sense. You should just #BankOnUber. I am, and I do 😁🕺🏽👌🏽💁🏽♂️#brandambassador”