Celebrated Nigerian TV personality and host of Big Brother Naija Ebuka Obi-Uchendu has gotten himself a new gig as a counselor in a new show.
This time, Ebuka plays the role of ‘the counselor’ on Judging Matters, the new TV show on Africa Magic Showcase.
Ebuka brings on board his experience as a compere, astute TV host and trained lawyer. With his understanding of the finer points of the law and how to deal with some of the issues at stake, Ebuka will be witty yet firm and his job is to bring out the emotional, entertaining and local elements of the show based on the cases presented.
Judging Matters is a reality TV show that is aimed at addressing small claims and minor cases in Lagos which present a huge challenge for the established courts to deal with, often resulting in cases being in courts for longer periods without any resolution.
Judging Matters is a recorded reality TV show of real people getting justice from minor claims in courts. The show is supported by the Lagos State Ministry of Justice.
The Judge who has the daunting task of handling these cases is Hon. Justice Olusola Williams: a retired Judge in Lagos State with an 18 year experience in the practice. Her role would be to listen and probe where necessary while the counsellor brings out the finer points of the case to enable her to make a final decision.
While the show promises to be entertaining, it will also be a source of education and information on key life issues and the Lagos State Justice system.
Interestingly, there will be no lawyers’ fees, no filing costs, no long delays or lawyer’s adjournment as judgement is delivered immediately .
An actual Judge and a counselor will work together to ensure that justice is dispensed accordingly, without fear or favour.
Some topics treated on Judging will include tenancy agreements, domestic issues, assets, relationships and others.
The show premieres on Monday April 26, 2020 at 6PM WAT on DStv Channel 151, Africa Magic Showcase.
Talking about the show on his social media page, Ebuka said, “Meet your General Counsel and the Hon. Justice Olusola Williams. We’re about to be your favorite duo on television, get ready for some of the most real courtroom drama you’ve ever seen!”
Speaking on the launch of the new show, Channel Director, Africa Magic for West Africa Wangi Mba-Uzoukwu said Judging Matters was created to solve problems that have not received the attention they deserve.