When small-town mechanic Adigun (Femi Jacobs) moves to bustling Lagos to inherit his estranged father's taxi, he has no idea what to expect. What he gets is a beat-up car (optimistically named "Tom Kruiz"), crushing debt, and a job as a chauffeur for the mob. With the help of his new mentor Taiwo (Odunlade Adekola), Adigun learns the taxi industry's tricks of the trade as he navigates the back streets and complex hierarchies of the city's criminal underworld. Dependent on the patronage of the shadiest of characters in order to earn his living, Adigun gets advice from a mob kingpin nicknamed "The Chairman": he should keep his head down and his eyes open. But this delicate balancing act collapses into chaos when Adigun gets caught up in the nightly troubles of Delia (Ijeoma Grace Agu), a sex worker who treats his dented cab as her personal limo. Taxi Driver (Oko Ashewo) is directed by Daniel Emeke Oriahi

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Critic Reviews (4)

6.2
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8.0
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7.0
  1. Positive: 3 Out of 4
  1. Mixed: 1 Out of 4
  1. Negative: 0 Out of 4
Critical Consensus: Good.
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Nigerian Entertainment

29 Dec 2016
8.0
It might not be heavy handed to imply that anyone and I mean anyone who has lived or lives in Lagos would not only relate to this movie but would also feel attached to it in some way.This is because the movie doesn’t even feel like a movie. It runs ...
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KFB

29 Dec 2016
5.0
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 ...
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BellaNaija

29 Dec 2016
7.0
Lagos is a scary place and no one should tell you different. Actually, no one tells you different. Not the books like Toni Kan’s Night of the Creaking Bed and Ayo Sogunro‘s The Wonderful Life of Senator Boniface and other Sorry Tales. And not the ...
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naijagists.com

29 Dec 2016
8.0
This one of a kind movie set in the city of Lagos is mainly shot on the streets portraying the everyday hustles and bustles Lagos city drivers go through and the life style choices young ladies make in order to make ends meet. Each scene breaks throu ...

User Reviews (1)

0.6
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8.0
  1. Positive: 1 Out of 1
  1. Mixed: 0 Out of 1
  1. Negative: 0 Out of 1
Users' Consensus: Undecided (waiting for 2 more votes)
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Chiomah

07 May 2017
8.0

The movie shows the story of a man who just came into the city of Lagos after the death of his father to take up his Job as a taxi driver in Lagos. He experiences several things and come across several people such as Delia who he didn't get along ...

Executive Producer:

Daniel Emeke Oriahi, Moses Babatope, Kene Mkparu, Kene Okwuosa, Ayobami Macaulay, Kemi Balogun, August Udoh

Released Date:

November 13th, 2015

Language:

Yoruba, English, Pidgin English

Screenplay:

Abara Amanze, Victor Negro, Yemi Nexus Adeyemi

Cinematography:

Akpe Ododoru

Editor:

Yemi Jolaoso

Production Designer:

Wilfred Morgan

Sound:

Valentine Igwe, Leke Awoyinka

Music:

Esosa Sossick Osemwengie, Terry Apala, Folarin Falz Falana, Charles Izykhoko

Original Score:

Esosa Sossick Osemwengie

Production Company:

Film One Distribution, House 5 Productions, Orbit Imagery

Distribution:

FilmOne Distribution

Runtime:

104 minutes

Budget:

₦10 million

Box Office:

₦22 million

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