Veteran television star actor of the 70s, Chika Okpala known as Chief Zebrudaya this week features on the Globacom-sponsored TV drama series, Professor Johnbull.
He will be joined on the episode titled Expensive Ceremonies by ace comedian, Godwin Komone, (Gordons) . The sitcom will delve into the foolhardiness exhibited by people who embark on profligate ceremonies in the society.
The producers disclosed in a statement on Monday that the episode will not only be hilarious but will be topical as it relates to “the vanity in spending a fortune on social ceremonies and the attendant holes such tendencies create in the pockets of the celebrants”.
Said the executive producer, “We cannot deny the fact that spending lavishly on ceremonies is more or less a given culture in the country. The ceremonies are in legion: birthday bash, wedding, naming, funeral, house warming, freedom parties and so on. With the prevailing economic situation, no time can be more apt than now to sound a note of caution to all to be circumspect in the way they spend money on these ceremonies and that is exactly what Expensive Ceremonies intends to achieve”.
How impressed are people about expensive ceremonies? Must a man spend his annual earnings on a single ceremony which peters out in a day? Do expensive wedding parties guarantee success in marriage? Are expensive ceremonies an African occurrence?
Aside from the star actor, Kanayo O. Kanayo who plays Professor Johnbull, this episode parades Ufoma (Bimbo Akintola), Churchill (Jnr. Pope Odonwodo), Flash (Stephen Odimgbe) and Olaniyi (Yomi Fash-Lanso) among others.