Afeez Oyetoro is a Nigerian comic actor, popularly known as ” Saka”. He was born August 20, 1963 (age 57) and hailed from Iseyin in Oyo State, Nigeria.
He recently played a key role in a jingles on Oyo State popular television station, Broadcasting Corporation of Oyo State (BCOS).
In the popular jingle, Saka played a role of a community member who went against decision by other members of the community to build a public toilet to prevent diseases like Cholera.
Cholera is an acute diarrhoeal disease caused by Vibrio cholerae; a gram negative rod-shaped bacterium.
Cholera was first reported in Nigeria in 1970. Since 1990, large outbreaks were reported in 1991, 1996, 1999 and from 2009 to 2011.
Between 2004 and 2016, a total of 154,910 cases and 5,127 deaths were reported (CFR ≈ 3.3%).
This development necessitate the message this jingle meant to communicate to the television viewers.
Below are 5 takeaways from the popular TV jingle;
1• Instead of Saka to face the reality of going for diagnosis of ailment he was battling with, he blamed it on community members who he disagreed with.
2• The TV jingle teaches TV viewers a need to support community projects for collective benefits.
3• It teaches that we should learn to respect community elders and not abuse or embarrass people in your communities to gain cheap recognition.
4• It also teaches that we should keep our environment clean to safeguard it from diseases like Cholera.
5• The TV jingle teaches on how to be proactive by foreseeing likely dangers in our environment and forestall them.
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