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“Taxi Driver”, “Victims”, “Ayomi”, “Binta Ofege” Yoruba films nominated for Best Indigenous Language Movie at 2016 AMVCA

“Taxi Driver”, “Victims”, “Ayomi”, “Shadow” and “Binta Ofege” are up against each other for the AMVCA.

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Taxi Driver film poster play

The story centres around the life of a Lagos driver.


Don Omope’s “Taxi Driver” and Mercy Aigbe Gentry’s “Victims” have been nominated in the 2016 edition of the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards.

Also nominated in the Best Indigenous Language Movie  - Yoruba category are “Ayomi”, “Shadow” and “Binta Ofege”. Get to know more about the nominees in the list below:

“Taxi Driver” (Oko Ashewo) – Don Omope

"Taxi Driver" poster play

"Taxi Driver" centres around the life of a Lagos driver.



“Taxi Driver” made its cinematic debut in Lagos on November 13, 2015.

The film directed by Daniel Emeke Oriahi is about a village mechanic who moves to Lagos for the first time and inherits his father’s taxi, a vintage Peugeot 504. The story follows his Lagos city night adventures.

It stars Femi Jacobs, Ijeoma Grace Agu, Afeez Oyetoro and Odunlade Adekola.

Watch: Behind the scenes of "Taxi Driver"

“Victims” – Mercy Aigbe Gentry

Mercy Aigbe and Lancelot Imaseun play

Mercy Aigbe teams up with Lancelot Imaseun on "Victims"



Veteran filmmaker Lancelot Imasuen, directed “Victims”. It features parades stars like Olu Jacobs, Juliet Ibrahim, Fathia Balogun, Seun Akindele and Saidi Balogun.

The film released in November, 2015 is about abusive relationships.

“Ayomi” – Bukunmi Oluwasina

“Ayomi” Bukunmi Oluwasina play

“Ayomi” film poster



Ayomi” is Bukunmi Oluwasina’s first self produced film. The film was shot in 2014 in Lagos and released in September 2015.

The cast of the film includes Kola Oyewo, Joke Muyiwa, Toyin Ogundeji, Kemi Afolabi, Gabriel Afolayan, Yemi Solade, Damola Olatunji and Oluwasina.

Here’s a breakdown of the film synopsis: “A visually impaired young lady loved her childhood friend but they got separated when he had to go for further studies. She was heartbroken and sad but just when she accepted her fate and moved on, life proved itself that it was worth living for.”

“Shadow” – Kazeem Adeoti

Kazeem Adeoti produced “Shadow”. Adeoti is the CEO of Adekaz Film Productions.

“Binta Ofege” – Abiodun Jimoh and Jumoke Odetola

Jumoke Odetola and Femi Adebayo play

Jumoke Odetola and Femi Adebayo on set of "Binta Ofege"

(Naija Gist)


Binta Ofege” was directed by Okiki Afolayan and produced by Abiodun Jimoh and Jumoke Odetola.

The movie features Joseph Benjamin, Jumoke Odetola, Femi Adebayo, Abiodun Jimoh, Mustapha Sholagbade, Femi Araba, Temi Tayo Adeniyi, Ireti Osayemi and Francis Onwochei.

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