|Chief Chika Okpala|
Inhuman treatment of house maids and other domestic servants is the focus of this week’s edition of the highly entertaining TV Drama Series, Professor Johnbull, sponsored by the grandmasters of data, Globacom.
Titled Life Jacket, the new episode, according to Globacom "will draw the emotions of viewers as they behold the inhuman treatment house maids and other domestic servants are subjected to".
The company reiterated that "most domestic hands have turned to the life jackets of the various homes where they work; doing virtually everything and at the same time not being treated well by their various masters. The implication of this is that often times, most of the gory news we read about the seeming wickedness of these domestic hands are self-inflicted pains and injuries by those who should have treated the domestic hands as normal human beings that they are. Life Jacket therefore, is a way of drawing attention to the plights of these endangered members of the community.”
Among other issues that the new episode tries to address is the issue of whether the ostensibly wicked act of domestic servants are retaliatory or not; the idea of starving a domestic hand as punishment for an infraction and lack of respect for the human dignity and emotions of domestic hands. How will an over-laboured and maltreated domestic servant react to the situation?
The latest episode also stars the legend, Chief Chika Okpala, aka Chief Zebrudayah Okoroigwe Nwogbo, alias 4:30, who makes a cameo appearance.
According to the broadcast schedule released by the company, Life Jacket will first be broadcast on NTA Network, NTA International on DSTV Channel 251 and NTA on StarTimes on Tuesday at 8.30 p.m., with a repeat broadcast on Friday at the same time on the aforementioned channels.Regulars of the satire featuring in this episode include the cerebral Professor Johnbull (Kanayo O. Kanayo), Ufoma (Bimbo Akintola), Abadnego (Martins Nebo), Etuk (Okon Imeh), Olaniyi (Yomi Fash-Lanso), Elizabeth (Queen Nwokoye), Samson (Oguns Baba), Mai Doya (Funky Mallam), Caro (Mercy Johnson Okojie), Churchill (Jnr. Pope Odonwodo) and Flash (Stephen Odimgbe).