Gender Discrimination Pooh-Poohed In Episode 7 Of Glo Professor Johnbull


The Glo-sponsored TV drama series, Professor Johnbull entered episode seven on Tuesday with the satire focusing on the issue of gender discrimination which has been condemned globally.

The programme which was aired at 8.30 pm on Tuesday on NTA network and on NTA International on Channels 251 on DSTV as well as Startimes, dwelled extensively on the need for parents to eschew discriminations against girl-child and the need to treat all children fairly.

The episode began when Athan (Stan Kamandi) met a nurse on the street who informed him that his wife delivered a beautiful baby girl.  But he was visibly angry and replied the nurse: “don’t tell me again. I am running away.”  The nurse asked him “to where?”   Running as fast as he could, he answered: “Cotonou”.


Athan later appeared at Olaniyi (Yomi Fash-Lanso)’s nkwobi joint in the company of Samson (Ogus Baba) who pleaded with Olaniyi to allow Athan to hide in the back room, explaining that he needs a place to hide after his wife delivered the fifth girl. Olaniyi who refused vehemently, claiming that Athan will devour his nkwobi later accepted and quickly told him to hide in the kitchen.  Unfortunately, Professor Johnbull’s house maid Caro (Mercy Jonson-Okojie) suddenly showed up to buy nkwobi for the professor.

Caro eventually got to know of Athan and Samson’s presence when Samson mistakenly laughed while listening to their conversation.  Caro moved closer and discovered the two of them hiding, but Olaniyi prevailed on her to keep it secret.

The bubble however busted when Caro revealed the secret to Mendoya (Funky Mallam) and this got to Professor Jonhbull’s knowledge. The Professor who initially rebuked Caro and Mendoya for spreading rumour ordered his daughter Elizabeth (Queen Nwokoye) to authenticate the