Exclusive: OPera OPay is Crashing, Fired More than 70% of employees
If we were told that 2020 would continue like this, we would have remained longer in 2019 if we had the will power to do so … Things went south for Opera OPay and more than 70 per cent of its employees were killed.
OPay launched numerous product lines vigorously in 2019, including bike-hailing (ORide), food delivery (OFood), ride-hailing (OCar), bus-hailing (OBus), classifieds (OList), digital lending (OKash), fund transfers and numerous bill payments integrated in the OPay app.
Opay has been able to gain tremendous momentum by providing numerous loads of freebies, rewards and so on to the point where the company says it has accrued more than 1,000 bikes on its most popular site, ORide, and by July 2019, OPay said the number of agents on its network is over 40,000.
Yet today, OPay struggles to survive and I think the “Okada ban in Lagos” was their pr’s genesis
OPay has laid off up to 70 percent of its workers, according to a credible source, and this includes both Chinese nationals and local employees. Chinese workers affected are also said to be stranded in Africa because they were unable to purchase tickets and fly back home, likely because of travel restrictions.
“Since the ban on motorcycles in Lagos, OPay has struggled especially. OPay has laid off up to 70 per cent, including Chinese and local workers. Some of the bikes are in distribution now, but compared to ride-hailing, this isn’t a major room for company,”
WeeTracker was confirmed by another source that the local individual in charge of the ORide (Ridwan Olalere), jumped ship and entered Uber Nigeria. To support this argument, the LinkedIn profile of Olalere reflects that he left the company in February 2020, while Uber still has nothing to do with it.
Menu Exclusive: OPera OPay is Crashing, Fired Over 70 percent Of Staffs May 8, 2020 by Yomi Prof If we were told that 2020 will continue like this, we would have stayed longer in 2019 if we had the ability to do so … Everything went south for Opera OPay and over 70 percent of its employees were killed.
OPay vigorously launched numerous product lines in 2019, including bike-hairdressing (ORide), food delivery
On 31 March OPay secretly released OMall and OTrade. OMall obviously is an e-commerce website, but OTrade at the moment is not much known about it.
The year 2020 was not favorable to OPay, even the so-called Olla Smartphone released in the mobile market a few months ago is not doing well.