Globacom's Professor Johnbull flays arranged marriages
A new episode of popular TV drama series, Professor Johnbull, sponsored by Globacom this week focuses on the issue of matchmaking in Africa’s traditional marriage and its usefulness in contemporary society.
The episode dissects the age-long tradition whereby parents or relations arrange partners for their children or relations considered to be of marriage age but have refused to take partners to raise families of their own.
In the episode entitled Arranged Marriage, three "proximate people" of Professor Johnbull (Kanayo O. Kanayo), Mai Doya (Funky Mallam), Etuk (Imeh Bishop) and Olaniyi (Yomi Fash-Lanso), worried by the single status of the scholar, arranged to have the retired don marry Etuk's sister, who resides in Abuja. It will be recalled that Professor Johnbull lost his wife years ago