Globacom-sponsored TV drama series, Professor Johnbull, this week treated its viewers to an exciting time as it dealt with the issue of love fraud among youths of marriageable age in Nigeria.
Episode 6, entitled “Half bread and Puff-puff”, starred Patience Ozokwor as Madam Christiana, Sani Danja (Malik) who played the serial lover boy and Bimbo Akintola (Ufuoma), the yam seller who got propositioned by Malik.
While Ufuoma. who had previously been romantically scammed by another Europe-returnee, took the proposition with measured caution, Jumoke (Bidemi Kosoko) who was impressed by the ‘been-to’ quickly gave in when Malik shifted his love gaze to her, thereby jettisoning love overtures by Flash (Charles Odimgba).
As Jumoke and Malik sat at Olaniyi’s restaurant to discuss their marriage plans while savouring “nkwobi”, Ufuoma resurfaced to quibble with Jumoke for snatching Malik from her.
As the feuding duo took their battle to the erudite professor to adjudicate, new developments reinforced the fact that Malik was a fraud, though Jumoke had earlier described him as “Puff-puff” which is better than “half bread”.
In the same vein, Madam Christiana stepped in with her daughter to relate the daughter’s bad experience in the hands of another Europe-returnee. She subsequently berated eligible but desperate girls and their latest preferences for young men who bamboozled them with love overtures while masking their status as married men who already had wives abroad.
Bimbo Akintola (Ufoma) and Bidemi Kosoko (Jumoke) subsequently realised that Malik was merely out to deceive both of them. The duo eventually wriggled out of the love triangle by condemning the fake suitor while Professor Johnbull concluded by admonishing young ladies to be wary of being ensnared in the craze for Europe-based spouses.
Globacom, in a statement in Lagos, enjoined lovers of the TV drama series to make it a date with the professor and other stars in the exciting series which is broadcast on NTA Network, NTA International Channel 251 on DSTV and NTA on StarTimes at 8.30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Fridays.