Glo’s Professor Johnbull Knocks Slay Queens
Professor Johnbull, a popular television situation comedy sponsored by Globacom, this week descends hard on the concept of slay queens, a nomenclature for young ladies who hinge their social acceptability on falsehood and vain glory.
Entitled Pepper Dem Gang, the episode is both hilarious and educating as its lead character, Professor Johnbull, interpreted by Nollywood legend, Kanayo O. Kanayo (KOK), does a critique of the concept of slay queens, wondering why some ladies celebrate their birthdays more than once in a year; dress-to-kill though bereft of the reality of the image they project and why slay queens embrace appellations different from their original names.
Veteran TV drama character, Zebrudayah (Chief Chika Okpala) makes a cameo appearance in the episode while Ese Eriata, former fake housemate of the reality TV show, Big Brother Naija, acts the biggest slay queen in the episode who is up in arms against the drama series’ constant slay queen, Jumoke (Bidemi Kosoko). Flash (Stephen Odimgbe) is called upon to defend Jumoke as Ese deploys unusual swags in the bid to trade tackles with her.
Lovers of the series will also find out if the concept of slay queen is indicative of the Nigerian culture or not, whether the intelligence quotient of the slay queens tally with their fake public image as they also discover the remote and immediate meanings of slay queens.
Professor Johnbull airs on NTA Network, NTA International on DSV Channel 251 and NTA on StarTimes at 8.30 p.m. on Tuesday with a repeat broadcast on Friday at 8.30 p.m. on the same channels.