15th March, 2012
An exclusive screening session of MTV’s SHUGA: Love, Sex, Money, the Drama Series that lays bare themes of love, loss, despair and hope among contemporary African Youth will hold at The Silverbird Galleria on Friday 16 March.
A brutally honest account of emotional relationships among Kenyan youth, which hit TV screens across Africa from 14 February on MTV Base (DStv Channel 322), will be screened to a select audience in Lagos.
Living with HIV stigma and high risk sexual behaviours are just some of the important topics covered in the second series of the new six-part drama.
Produced by MTV Networks Africa in association with The MTV Staying Alive Foundation, PEPFAR and the Partnership for an HIV-Free Generation (HFG) and the Government of Kenya, Shuga is part of a ground-breaking multimedia campaign conceived to spread the message about responsible sexual behaviour and tolerance.
Nigerian artistes Banky W and WizKid both play themselves in the series, performing during emotionally hard-hitting club scenes while Kenya-based Nigerian musician Ikubese Emmanuel, a.k.a 9con, plays the role of Femi.
Minutely researched, beautifully acted and with stunning cinematography, Shuga: Love, Sex, Money is directed by veteran South African directors Teboho Mahlatsi and Angus Gibson (The Bomb Shelter), working with Kenyan director Lupita Nyong’o, who also plays a cameo as Ayira in the series. Shuga: Love, Sex, Money was filmed on location in Nairobi and Malindi during August to September 2011.