In a Pulse exclusive, Femi Jacobs revealed that he has signed a deal with First Media to host the upcoming TV show Jacobs’ Barbershop. On the one hand, the title of the show feels ostensibly named after Jacobs, who seems to be excited about this new project. Male-centric chat shows aren’t strange in our television landscape. EbonyLife TV’s Men’s Corner and Adeolu Adefarasin’s The Talk Shop come to mind. But Jacob’s eponymous show employs the environment of a barbershop as a backdrop. And if you ever been to the barbers’, you would know it can be a churning flux of conversations, especially amongst men.
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“I accepted the part of this because it was very unique. When I heard the format, I have never seen something like that before, it aligns with my aspiration and except you don’t have a conscience or care about what is going on in the country, you would wish you could speak and ask the leader the real questions,” Jacobs said. “So the format is done in such a way that anybody that comes, we assume that person is my friend visiting my barbershop and once they come in, I start the questioning. This is aside the regular drama and banters with my staff at the barbershop. The show is recorded every other week so that the content and discourse remains fresh and relevant to the people and audience at large.”
Jacobs’ Barbershop brims with the potential of mirroring everyday Nigerian issues, slathered with banter of course. We will let you know when the first episode is released.