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Professor Johnbull in Glo Comedy TV Defends People with Genetic Defects

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chike onwuegbuchi

The next episode of Professor Johnbull, the TV Drama Series sponsored by data giants, Globacom is titled ‘Not One of Us’ and it will be on air on Tuesday by 8:30pm on NTA channels across the networks of Startimes, DSTV and the national terrestrial network of the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA).

The specific channels of broadcast are NTA International on DSTV Channel 251 and NTA on StarTimes, with repeat broadcast at 8.30 p.m. on Friday on the same channels.

In this episode, the drama will focus on how society treats people with disabilities and other natural defects.

In a sketch of the drama released over the weekend, Globacom stated that 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", Globacom stated.

The show’s locale is in the Coal City of Enugu where a retired but still brilliant scholar, Professor Johnbull Macnwigwe assumes the role of the conscience of the people. The Professors house, where he lives with his family is regarded as the court of a sage where thorny and moral issues are resolved.

The company said that the new episode titled ‘Not One of Us’ is a wakeup call to all on the need for us to show, not just respect to those with genetic defects, but to most importantly regard them as normal human beings and accord them the decent treatment they deserve.

Featuring other casts like Caro (Mercy Johnson-Okojie), the restaurateur; Olaniyi (Yomi Fash-Lanso); Jumoke (Bidemi Kosoko) and Samson (Ogus Baba) "Not One of Us" throws up posers bordering on the correlation between genetic flaws and intelligence.

According to Globacom, viewers will learn while laughing as the cast show the fallacy in the assumption that a man's intellectual ability is connected to the size of his body.

The show will reveal whether dwarfs and albinos possess any magical power as many believe.

Those who tune in to the show will discover just how deep the matter of discrimination against physically and mentally challenged people is.

Globacom assured viewers that “they will find the episode emotional, challenging and, more importantly, educating, as the crew collectively disabuse the misconceptions surrounding the physically challenged in society".

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