Moving with music
KOONDOOLA music lover Simon Baah has been crowned Australia’s toprated Uber driver for his DJ skills.
The ride-share company congratulated the 32-yearold for receiving the highest number of compliments for his in-car music out of more than 80,000 Uber drivers across the country.
The driver, originally from Ghana, said he put the title down to “riders just appreciating the good music I play in my car for them to have a smooth ride”.
“I usually see the comments from riders but did not know it was thousands,” he said.
“It’s so amazing and a privilege because there are so many Uber drivers in the country.”
For those lucky enough to ride with Mr Baah, they could experience reggae in the morning to relax into the day, Ghanaian music during the day to get them through the grind and more upbeat, afrobeat music in the evening to pump them up for a night out.
“I feel like it’s the only thing to relax riders, to welcome them and make them feel comfortable throughout the trip,” Mr Baah said.
“Most of my conversations with riders start with them appreciating my taste of music, then the conversation follows.
“I don’t like to push my riders into conversations as people have different moods and not everybody wants to talk, but music relates to everyone.”
About 80 per cent of his collection is African music and he estimates he would have about 25,000 songs on his computer.
Mr Baah also DJs events and parties in Perth for the local Ghanaian community.
Uber driver Simon Baah.