What is your experience of Lagos Taxi drivers popularly called Oko Ashewo? Many people have tales to tell. Some, tales of horror, others, tales of favour while for many others are tales of frustration mixed with many funny moments. Now, imagine, if a movie puts all of these experiences together and make a comedy out of it. Not only that, there are many other night life experiences of an average Lagos Taxi driver that could make you laugh so much, you hurts your ribs!
That is what the new hilarious comedy, Taxi Driver (Oko Ashewo) is all about. The movie starring popular Yoruba actor and Glo ambassador, Odunlade Adekola, AMVCA winner, Femi Jacobs, MTN ambassador, Hafiz Oyetoro (Saka), will be in cinema nationwide from, Friday, November 13.
Taxi driver (Oko Ashewo) is a hilarious comedy drama about working in Lagos at night, as a taxi Driver.
Adigun played by AMVCA winner Femi Jacobs, is a 31 year old naive village mechanic coming to Lagos for the first time. His decision comes following the sudden death of his father, a man he never truly knew… yet a man very popular in his village as the iconic Lagos taxi driver ‘Oko ashewo’.
However, Adigun’s coming to Lagos is on the invitation of Taiwo, his father’s fellow taxi driver played by popular yoruba actor Odunlade Adekola… but Taiwo is dangerous and as shady as Lagos at night…
Taxi Driver (Oko Ashewo) tells the story of how Adigun copes with dealing with the multitude of odd characters he comes across from Delia the queen prostitute, to Kakanfo the unseen vigilante, the notorious assassins ‘three wise men’, to the Godfather, Baba Mistura and many more interesting characters that ply their trade in Lagos at night.
Generally, Taxi Driver is as much a funny story about Lagos as it is a inspiring story about love, greed, betrayal, contradictions and self discovery.
The movie Premiers on November 13th 2015.
Femi Jacobs – Adigun
Odunlade Adekola – Taiwo
Ijeoma Grace Agu – Delia
Hafiz Oyetoro ‘Saka’ – Kakanfo
Kelechi Udegbe – Bashar
Toyin Oshinaike – Baba Mistura
Richard Akinlade – Kuku
Babajide Alimison – Tiny
Adedayo Davis – Baba Tijani
Watch The Movie Trailer Below.