MTV ”Shuga” Season 6 Set to Hit the Screen
The much anticipated youth eccentric and educative movie series, MTV Shuga is set to hit the screen again in Nigeria
Shuga is a series targeted at the youth that teaches life issues, sex education and lifestyle. The series which has its previous seasons in countries like Kenya, Zimbabwe , South Africa have featured Lupita Nyong’o, Tiwa Savage, Ice Prince, Adesua Etomi, Emmanuel Ikubese, Chris Attoh and others.
The new MTV Shuga series has the returning actors like Timini Egbuson, Olumide Oworu, Jemima Osunde and Sharon Ezeamaka who are set to hold the audience spellbound with their roles. Also new faces joining the Shugafam are Uzoamaka Aniunoh, Emeka Nwagbaraocha, Segun Dada, Moses Akerele, Chinaza Ruby Akubueze, Sharon Jatto, Helena Nelson, Chimezie Imo, Tomiwa Tegbe and Nelson Ora who are bringing much excitement to the series.
Giving more electrifying moment to the series, Nigerian stars, such as Funlola Aofiyebi–Raimi, Bolanle Olukanni, Nobert Young, Rahama Ibrahim Sadau, Ladani Sulaiman, Ozzy Agu, Shawn Faqua and Yakubu Mohammed are all making their appearance in Shuga.
Speaking to journalists during a media interactive session with the casts, the Director, Tolulope Ajayi said ‘’Shuga is important because we did it by Nigerian for Nigeria. We bring in most celebrities like Patoranking , Tiwa Savage and others to help tell the story. Shuga is working because the message sent is really impactful and WHO confirmed that people who watch Shuga have behavioral change’’
Also the co-producer, Emma Udoma said the new season is working with ministry of health and federal government to adequately pass the information to the youth.
He furthered that selecting cast for the new season was challenging because most people want to be part of Shuga. He added that this season drives the casts within the age range of 15-32 so as to tell the story in youthful angle.’’ Because we are looking for specific kinds of change, Shuga is challenging and people want to be there but we still need to be careful in selecting the casts. Everyday is a new surprise’. He said.
When asked about his take on the new Shuga series, seasoned actor, Yakubu Mohammed who played the role of Mahmud in series said Shuga is a series that encourages youth to live positive life. According to him, ‘Shuga has come to stay and it’s an avenue for people to get entertained and get enlightened on reproductive health.’’
The MTV Shuga is supported by WHO and other agencies that see it as avenue to sensitize and enlightened the youths on prevention of HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases.
Shuga is a 360-degree mass media behavior-change campaign that aims to improve the sexual and reproductive health of young people. The series is currently in its sixth season and it has well received across the world.
MTV Shuga has aired on 87 broadcast stations worldwide with potential global reach of over 500 million views. Over the years, Shuga has been viewed in countries such as Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, US, Australia among others.
The new season will debut in early 2018.