How Much Does Bolt Drivers Earn?
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How Much Does Bolt Drivers Earn – Bolt has become one of the coolest and simplest ways of making money in Nigeria, and a lot of people are going into it, both men and women. The question is are you among those that want to go into the bolt drive business, but want to know how much bolt drivers earn?  If that is what you to know before you go into the bolt-driving business then there are no problems

Based on. the point established above, we are going to lay more emphasis in this article on the amount of salary that bolt drivers collect either weekly or monthly. So if you are an aspiring bolt driver read this article and get the full gist of it. But before we proceed, their other things that a potential bolt driver should do or documents he or she should have.

How Much Does Bolt Drivers Earn?

About Bolt

Before, Bolt used to be known as Taxify one of the most popular ride-hailing apps in Nigeria.

Bolt was founded in 2913 by a 19-year-old high school student in Estonia by the name of Markus Villig. Bolt was first known as Taxify. Back then it was more of an app that allowed private drivers to offer rides with their cars or scooters. 

Bolt registered customers are getting to about 25 million According to a report from February 2019, Bolt has spread across 34 countries of the globe, and 150 cities across:

  • Africa
  • Europe
  • America
  • Asia and Australia

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Bolt is the second most popular car-hailing service that came to  Lagos, Nigeria n 2016.

How To Become a Bolt Driver

Become you think of how much you will earn as a bolt driver you first become a bolt driver, so first of all, we are going to look at how you can become a bolt become a bolt driver in Nigeria, there are  certain processes to follow and things to do:

Sign Up

To become a Bolt driver, you have to first sign up on the company’s website or download the Bolt app from the Google Play Store.

Driving Training

After signing up, the next line of action is to start the bolt-driving training organized by the company. Here, all the applicants will be invited for training via the email address they used during their online application.

Vehicle Accreditation and Inspection

All the vehicles that will be given out to the bolt drivers will have to undergo inspections to be sure that they don’t have issues. Anyone with an issue will be fixed before they can be put to use.


This is the next thing that will be done after the above steps have been settled. This includes entering into a contract, partnership, and profiling with the bolt company.

Driving on the road can be very demanding, therefore, your attention and focus must be there. However, you must do some important things that will help you to deliver your job well and successfully. Below are what you should do for your well-being:

  • Drink water regularly;
  • Eat healthily;
  • Get adequate sleep;
  • Take time to rest!

Requirements for Bolt Drivers
As a bolt driver, you must have the following requirements before you start driving:

  • valid driver’s license
  • Vehicle license
  • Insurance certificate
  • Proof of ownership
  • Certificate of road-worthiness
  • AutoGenius Vehicle Inspection Report

If you are staying in Lagos, these are the requirements you need:

  • LASDRI Card, 
  • Driver Badge
  • LASRRA Card
  • State Hackney Permit and 
  • a vehicle body tag for all routes

Requirements for Bolt car in Nigeria

In this session, we are going to look at the requirements that your car must meet before it would be accepted for bolt driving.

Generally, all the cars that are to be used as bolts must be 4-door sedans or SUVs from 2003 & Minivans from 2004. Bolt will not accept 2-door sedans and hatchbacks cars. 

Accepted vehicles for Lite (Lagos only)

  • Model 2002 and 2004
  • Must be a 4-door sedan or SUV vehicle
  • Must be roadworthy
  • The car has to seat at least 4 passengers

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Accepted vehicles for Bolt

  • Not be older than 14 years
  • The car must be a 4-door sedan or SUV
  • The car has to be roadworthy
  • The car has to seat at least 4 passengers

 Accepted vehicles for Comfort (Abuja only)

  • Not be older than 10 years
  • The car has to be a 4-door sedan or SUV
  • Your vehicle must be roadworthy
  • The car has to seat at least 4 passengers

Accepted vehicles for XL (Lagos only)

  • Not be older than 15 years
  • The  car has to be an SUV or mini-van
  • The car has to be roadworthy
  • The car has to seat at least 6 passengers

How Much Do Bolt Drivers Earn?

Bolt drivers are making pretty cool cash, but one thing you should know is that all of them don’t receive the same pay. Since all the bolt drivers do not have the same productivity daily, some of them also earn more than others. Sometimes it all depends on the city they are diving. but let’s look at how much they earn based on that.

Earnings of bolt drivers in Lagos

If you are a bolt driver in Lagos, your earnings will be about NGN 311,000 at the end of the month. 

Earnings of bolt drivers in Abuja

If you are a bolt driver in Abuja, your earnings will be about NGN 290,000 at the end of the month. 

Earnings of bolt drivers in Benin City

If you are a bolt driver in Benin City, your earnings will be about NGN 324,000 at the end of the month

Earnings of bolt drivers in Port Harcourt

If you are a bolt driver in Port Harcourt, your earnings will be about NGN 150,000 at the end of the month.

Bolt onboarding locations for eligible drivers

City Address Schedule
Lagos 63 Razak Balogun Street, Surulere, Lagos Monday – Friday

09:00 – 16:00

Abuja 10, Volta Street, Maitama, Abuja Monday – Friday

09:00 – 15:00

Benin City Ehanire House, Benin City Monday – Friday

10:00 – 13:00

Calabar The LiftHub Complex, Calabar  

Monday – Friday

10:00 – 13:00

Ibadan 2nd Floor, 34 Samonda Road, Ibadan  

Monday – Friday

10:00 – 13:00

Owerri 4C Okohia Layout, World Bank Area, Imo State  

Monday – Friday

10:00 – 13:00

Uyo 235, Oron Road, Uyo  

Monday – Friday

10:00 – 13:00


 To make more income in bolt driving, ensure you are at the right place at the right time, drive at the right time, and be honest in your dealings with your passengers. If you want to delve into the bolt driving business, that is the earnings of the bolt drivers you have desired to know.

Amos Nya
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