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Lagos female taxi drivers’ special ways of attracting passengers

Smartly pulling over her Toyota Sienna space bus at a corner of the busy road with the type of precision capable of leaving even the most experienced of drivers drooling with envy that morning, Ronke Opemipo betrayed her tender and beautiful feminine attributes. Beaming with smiles as she exchanged pleasantries with familiar faces around the area, the 35 -year-old lady has settled very well into her new terrain since first hitting the place about six months ago. One of a growing number of female taxi drivers now plying the Ikeja-under -bridge to Shoprite-Alausa-Express route in Lagos , ferrying dozens of passengers daily, Opemipo, through diligence and hard work , has wormed herself into the hearts of many in the capital . Every morning, from as early as 7 : 00 am , the Ondo native hits the axis all the way from Iyana-Ipaja , a densely populated part of the metropolis , where she resides . Moving seven passengers at a time between both ends of her usual route, the single mother endures several energy -sapping hours in traffic, retiring home at about 5 : 00 pm in preparation for another day of work. Read more

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