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Flavour’s intervention fails to change Prof Johnbull’s stand on son’s music aspiration


Kanayo O. Kanayo

Kanayo O. Kanayo

It was another exciting drama that played out in last Tuesday’s edition of Professor Johnbull. Despite the intervention by music superstar and Glo ambassador, Flavour, who urged Kanayo O. Kanayo (KOK) to support the music ambition of his son, Churchill, the Nollywood legend remained adamant, insisting that no child of his will end up a ”Wannabe.”

Although KOK  who plays the lead role in the Globacom-sponsored TV drama series praised the exemplary conduct of Flavour who paid a surprise visit to his household in Episode 5 of the programme, he refused to change his mind about his son’s music career. When the modern highlife singer said, “Prof. why not allow him to pursue his dream,” the erudite professor emeritus refused and sternly replied: “Flavour, this is a paternal matter.”

The series which is sponsored by grandmasters of data, Globacom, runs on Tuesdays at 8.30 p.m. on NTA network, NTA International on Channel 251 on DSTV and Startimes, with a repeat broadcast on Fridays at the same time on the same stations.

Flavour’s visit to the Enugu home of Professor Johnbull was the highlight of Episode 5 as it threw the household into a frenzy, with Caro the housemaid (Mercy Johnson) particularly hit. “Fla… Fla…” she muttered in disbelief as she fainted in joy. Equally dazed was Prof’s son Churchill (Junior Pope) who exclaimed, “Oh my God, Flavour in flesh and blood. You are gonna be good for my career, I swear.”  He proceeded to reel out what he thought was rap lines to the amusement of Flavour.

In the neighbourhood, there was also plenty of drama as the news of Flavour’s visit spread. The comedian Ogus Baba and the philanderer, Flash, excitedly discussed the singer’s arrival but their attempt to break the news to Jumoke (Bidemi Kosoko) backfired as she slapped  Ogus, thinking they were lying. She obviously had not forgotten how she was taken for a ride by the fake D’banj in the first episode of the drama.

Back at Prof’s house, the reason for the visit was disclosed as Flavour requested Professor Johnbull’s assistance for a name for his forthcoming album. The renowned scholar obliged and came up with “Sojourner” which the singer found thrilling. It is yet to be seen whether Flavour will indeed name his next album “Sojourner”

The didactic aspect of the drama is the moral value embodied by the singer in the episode. Flavour cleaned  his drinking cup and table and told astonished Caro and Elizabeth that he does most of his chores himself. This is in sharp contrast to Churchill who refuses to help out at home as he considers himself the “man and celebrity of the house.”

Churchill was however made to eat the humble pie before his girlfriend. Caro refused to clean the table used by the two and she was supported by Elizabeth in the rebellion. Professor Johnbull came in and urged Churchill to learn humility from Flavour. He also prevailed on Churchill to clean the table and sweep the room himself.

The Professor signed off by calling on viewers to imbibe “humility and spirit of service, necessary qualities for nation building. People should not just copy everything they see on television. TV is TV, while reality is reality.”

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