GLO New Drama Series Professor Johnbull Starts Today
The much talked-about new TV comedy drama series, Professor Johnbull, sponsored by the grandmasters of data, Globacom, will hit TV screens across the country on Tuesday, July 19.
The rib-cracking, yet highly thought-provoking drama series, features popular actors including Kanayo O. Kanayo who plays the lead character Professor Johnbull, Mercy Johnson-Okogie, Yomi Fash-Lanso, Ime Bishop Okon, Queen Nwokoye, Junior Pope, Funky Mallam, Bimbo Akintola, Bidemi Kosoko, Chiwetalu Agu, O.C. Ukeje, Bovi, Mama G, Helen Paul and many others. It will air from 8.30 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Tuesdays and Fridays on NTA network, NTA International and Startimes.
The opening montage summarizes each character featuring in the sitcom in one word as Professor Johnbull who relishes expressing himself grandiloquently, flips through the pages of one of the piles of books on his coffee table. He describes the characters in the social satire in highfalutin words such as sedulous, gratuitous and philanderer while he simply sees himself as erudite.
The story line and progression of events in the debut episode will keep viewers glued to their TV screens. In the episode, Glo ambassador and wave-making superstar, D’banj’s sudden emergence at a local restaurant where they sell the best amala in Enugu, sparks off a frenzy. D’banj fans rush to catch a glimpse of the super star.
Olaniyi, the restauranteur, initially thinks he is daydreaming on seeing D’Banj at his restaurant. Professor Johnbull encounters the D’banj at Olaniyi’s restaurant and an altercation soon ensued between the erudite scholar and the music icon. The conversation ends amicably and an impressed Professor Johnbull invites D’banj and his friends to his home for the traditional Igbo hospitality. What happens when Churchill, the Professor’s son, who was a former classmate of D’banj shows up?
It is an intriguing episode spiced with social satire and powerful lessons for Nigerian youths. Nigerians will find Professor’s conclusions arresting.