Long-running pan African TV drama series, MTV Shuga, will be making a comeback to Nigeria this year for its highly anticipated 6th season.
Fusing family planning, contraception, HIV prevention & sexual health education and highlighting the incidence of gender based violence, the new MTV Shuga season centres around topics relevant to the modern African society, especially urban youth culture.
The hit show, which focuses on the lives of young African millennials, as they navigate their way through their adolescent years, has been broadcast in over 61 countries across the world, showing on 179 channels and reaching over 720 million people.
MTV Shuga’s return to Nigeria will also feature former MTV Shuga stars, Sharon Ezeamaka, Timini Egbuson and Jemima Osunde, as well as MTV VJ, Ehiz Okoeguale featuring in the launch and teaser videos.
Also joining the MTV Shuga team for season 6 is Award winning writer/filmmaker of popular TV Show, AM Hush and producer of Shuga season 4, Chris Ihidero, who will be producing the upcoming series in Nigeria.
Speaking on the return of MTV Shuga to Nigeria, Executive Director of the MTV Staying Alive Foundation, Georgia Arnold, said:
“We are thrilled to be bringing MTV Shuga back to Nigeria. Nigeria is Africa’s most populous nation with a vibrant, colourful and energetic urban youth culture and we can’t wait to share the exciting new storylines and important messaging on family planning and sexual health that we’re touching on this season. We’ll explore more issues that affect young people and highlight the reality faced by many adolescents in their everyday lives, as well as the choices they can make to empower themselves.”