The fresh episode of the popular TV Drama Series, Professor Johnbull, airing this week is focused on discouraging discrimination against people with genetic flaws. The series, sponsored by foremost telecommunications network, Globacom, will show the protagonist, Professor Johnbull asserting that that genetic flaws do not have effect on human ability.
The telecom company, in a statement released from its headquarters in Lagos, said the fresh episode entitled ‘Not One of Us’ is to remind Nigerians to show respect to those with genetic flaws and accord them the respect they deserve as human beings.
The company said, "Professor Johnbull has in the last one year assumed the enviable role of the conscience of the society, treating one topical and moral issue after the other. The essence of the sitcom is to, at all times, stir the consciousness of society to the ills prevalent in our clime."
The company said viewers would find the episode emotional, challenging and, more importantly, educating, as it addresses the plight of the physically-challenged.
The episode features the regulars, including the protagonist of the series, Professor Johnbull, acted by Kanayo O. Kanayo; his househelp, Caro (Mercy Johnson-Okojie), the restaurateur, Olaniyi (Yomi Fash-Lanso), Jumoke (Bidemi Kosoko), Samson (Ogus Baba) and Flash (Stephen Odimgbe) among others.
The new episode interrogates the tendency of many Nigerians to assume that people with physical defects lack the required mental fibre or intelligence to function like normal human beings. The episode answers some queries that will ultimately enable viewers to appreciate people with physical challenges.
The hilarious series has become very popular with various categories of viewers, especially the youths. Professor Johnbull is set in the Coal City of Enugu where a retired cerebral scholar, Professor Johnbull Macnwigwe, lives with his son, daughter and housemaid in a neighbourhood where he is the voice and conscience of the people, and his house, the rallying point of the community.
Catch Professor Johnbull on NTA Network, NTA International on DSTV Channel 251 and NTA on StarTimes, on Tuesday at 8.30 p.m. Repeat broadcast airs at 8.30 p.m. on Friday on the same channels.