The Johnsons, Depicting Reality Of Average Nigerian Family


The Johnsons, a family sitcom starring Charles Inojie, Chinedu Ikedieze (Aki), Olumide Oworu, Ada Ameh and Kunle Bamlefa tells the story of an average Nigerian family and the hilarious struggle they face everyday. It depicts the challenges they encounter and how the family surmounts such individually and as a unit.
The main character is Efe Johnson (Chinedu Ikedieze) a normal 15-year-old boy struggling like every kid his age with the challenges of being a teenager. Efe however has one other challenge, that is completely unique to him, he is only two feet tall.
In large doses, it employs comedy events typical of what Nigerians deal with daily. The characters in a variety of entertaining ways indirectly pass messages to the audience about how their decisions could impact them positively or negatively.
The disastrous consequences of greed for sample could be gleaned from the case of Pablo (Kunle Bamtefa). Pablo, Biological father of spiff (Ajibola Samuel) adopted by the Johnson family is a traditional medicine dealer who never stops coming up with tricks to fleece the Johnsons of money or looking for means to get rich quick which inevitably end in failure.
There is also lucky Johnson (Inojie), the head of the family who comes up with less than ingenous ways to get out of spending money, he also confuses his family with his choice of words as he believes he is a genuise yet to be discovered. Inadequate attention to studies is similarly depicted through the examples of Spiff and Abulu ( Elvis Duke) who both feared their school exams while others like Efe passed in flying colours.
With each episode, the Johnsons, the average Nigeria family is presented with a far from perfect family setting that is laced with humour and mischief, but with important lessons to learn.