Here comes the episode 4 of the other news. Host: Okey Bakassi featuring Patrick Obahiagbon.
The stand-up comedian so far has put out a good performance in his new gig. He is witty, has good punchlines and his interviews are crisp and straight to the point.
Just like in the American format, Okey Bakassi introduces the show by highlighting the popular stories of the week which are peppered with his commentary on the issues.
The Other News also features special reports put together by Channels TV reporters. The special reports range from funny (production of pencils in a Nigerian state) to societal (pressure on women to get married).
Okey Bakassi has interviewed the likes of Charly Boy and Patrick Obiaghabon. The Charly Boy interview stands out for being light hearted and serious at the same time.
While The Other News isn’t exactly a late night show, it airs at 8 pm every Thursday, and Bakassi’s commentaries could add a bit of zest. His criticism of those in power are not hard and sharp as his American counterparts. That’s understandable if we bring political environment into question. Nevertheless it is a good show.
Channels TV should be applauded for trying out a new format while many TV stations have stuck to the boring and mundane political analysis programmes.