This Youth Day, Uber is celebrating four of their drivers who are doing incredible things outside of their driver jobs. The four individuals are breaking boundaries, moving mountains and proving that the youth really are a force to be reckoned with. Local Uber drivers doing amazing work: From opera singers to entrepreneurs
1. Meet Menzi: The Opera singing driver who uses Uber to grow
The 27-year-old aspiring Musicology graduate, Menzi Mngoma, aspires to become a renowned superstar. He recently became an overnight sensation when he was serenading one of his riders with an Opera classic. Menzi is grateful to Uber for the exposure he recently received.
”Without being a driver-partner for Uber, I probably would have never met Kim Davies and received the exposure that I have now"
Although Menzi has been singing since his early childhood, he was only exposed to Opera when he was in High school. Encouragement from one of his teachers to join the high school choir, led to him signing up for singing solos instead. Menzi lives in Kwa-Mashu in Durban and has been driving for Uber for over a year now.
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2. Meet Lindelani: Uber’s driver from uMhlabuyalingana who wants to be a business mogul
Lindelani, a 29-year-old driver-partner, has always dreamt of owning his own business. The Joburg based driver left his hometown in rural KZN in pursuit of a better life. Before joining Uber, Lindelani was one of the unemployed young people in the country but he wanted a different path for himself.
“I joined Uber to fulfill my long term dream of being an entrepreneur, since my early days, I have always wanted to become my own boss and leave a legacy for my family. I am currently pursuing another business adventure of owning a petrol filling station"
3. Meet Amulat: Female-driver partner with a taste for fashion
Amulat, a female driver-partner from Cape Town, joined Uber three years ago. She wanted a job that would allow her to spend more time with her children and to be able to start her own business. The 29-year old mother of two has not only been able to start her own business through Uber, but she has managed to create a second business, in the clothing industry. Her clothing business is currently catering to the people of Cape Town.
Through Uber she has managed to purchase her first vehicle which she is very proud of.
4. Meet Mbali: Uber’s female DJ driver
From music to running her own business, 34-year-old Mbali is not your typical Uber driver. The radio DJ from one of South Africa’s most prominent radio stations has always had a passion for music from a tender age.
Growing up in rural KZN, Mbali was surrounded by family who loved music which inspired her to pursue her career in music.
"Music is my calling and being able to do what I love and earning an income is what I enjoy the most about Uber.”
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