Taxi Driver (Oko Ashewo), a yet-to-be released movie, starring award winning actor Femi Jacobs, tells the struggles of a man faced with hard times.
Jacobs plays Adigun, a random guy from the village, who leaves for the city in search of greener pastures after the death of his father.
In the city, he struggles to survive, relying on the goodwill of his father’s friend, Taiwo, a not-so-trustworthy fella. But that is one half of his problems.
Jacobs spoke to Vanguard about taking on the tasking role of Adigun.
He said: “I had to go to the former place I live and I met a former neighbour who’s a taxi driver. For weeks, we were hanging out together and I learnt a lot about being a taxi driver in Lagos. It cost me time and money, but at the end of the day it helped me to properly interpret the character.”
In his chat with Vanguard, Emeka Oriahi, the director of the movie said of the project: “I just wanted to do a movie that Lagosians can connect with that isn’t an English-speaking movie. I realised that people in the West connect more with indigenous movies.”
The movie, a comedy, focuses on life in Lagos.
Oriahi further said: “I want people to see Lagos with a stranger’s eye and know some of the things that happen at night in a comic and entertaining way.”
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