So on Wednesday, I stopped by at the Silverbird Cinema in Ikeja to watch Mercy Aigbe’s Victims…unfortunately for me, I was late, the movie had started showing about twenty minutes earlier.
That is how, I decided to watch ‘Taxi Driver’ the next movie showing.
CAST: FEMI JACOBS, IJEOMA GRACE AGU, ODUNLADE ADEKOLA AND HAFIZ OYETORO
DIRECTOR: DANIEL EMEKA ORIAHI SYNOPSIS:
Taxi driver (OkoAshawo) 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 (OdunladeAdekola). It is a story of murder, promises made, betrayal, crime and love.
that’s not a bad thing, if the promoters had simply said so!
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
(Ashewo)was cool; she was amazing as an actor, and her story arc nearly
rescued the movie, but alas, everything just scattered.
one-room living space in a face-me-I-face-you building, with nobody
reacting to the random, sporadic gun fight…sigh.
that wasn’t bad enough, Taxi boy and Ashawo-in-distress began to flirt
right in the presence of the recently departed. They weren’t even bothered about the dead bodies around them, ugh!
boy acquires a cab and returns to Oyo with his hot Ashewo.