Taxi driver (Oko Ashewo) is the story of Adigun (Femi Jacobs) as he comes to the busy city of Lagos for the first time to claim an inheritance left to him by his late father who absconded years ago and is coached on survival by his old friend Baba T (Odunlade Adekola). It is a story of murder, promises made, betrayal, crime and love.
Daniel Emeke Oriahi proved to be an excellent director as the sound quality, picture quality and the setting of the movie almost made me forget I was seeing a fictional work and drew me into the plot as he took me around the city of Lagos exhibiting the city’s beautiful night life.
For starters, this was a Yoruba movie. It was 98% Yoruba. And that’s not a bad thing, if the promoters had simply said so!
To make matters worse, the film is subtitled in pidgin, yes, PIDGIN ENGLISH! As in!!! So, if you don’t understand Yoruba and can’t read pidgin, OYO is your case.
The Ijeoma Agu’s character (Ashewo) was cool; she was amazing as an actor, and her story arc nearly rescued the movie, but alas, everything just scattered.
Odunlade Adekola's character was fun, he made me laugh at least with his gestures and words however, I got confused. He depicted his character as a stammerer in some scenes yet spoke fluently in several other scenes...he probably forgot that he was supposed to be a stammerer all thr ...