|TJ & TIWA|
The premiere of the 3rd series of SHUGA the award winning series held in Lagos last week at the Silverbird Galleria on Ahmadu Bello Way, Victoria Island, Lagos. This 3rd series is directed by the very gifted Biyi Bandele and has a largely Nigerian cast, many of who prior to this experience, had never acted before.
This 3rd series of #Shuga is a Nigerian-based sex and relationship drama that is planned to reach the largest audience ever yet in the history of the drama series. The drama was first aired in 2009 on MTV Base as part of the initiative of MTV Staying Alive Ignite. The main aim of this initiative is to have a multimedia campaign that would help spread the message about responsible sexual behavior and tolerance, especially now in the days of the spread of HIV/AIDS.
Series 1 and 2 were filmed in Kenya and used to air weekly on MTV Base and one of the now more famous cast that featured in the past season is the incredibly talented Lupita Nyong'O.
The invite only event was attended by the cast Tiwa Savage who came to the event with her fiance TJ Billz, other cast members at the event were Maria Okanrende, Okezie Morro, Chris Attoh, Dorcas Shola Fapson, Timini Egbuson, Leonora Okine, Ikubese Emmanuel Ifeanyichukwu, Nick Mutuma, Sharon Ezaamaka, Kachi Nnochiri, Olumide Oworu, Owumi Ugbeye and very many others.
We also saw the likes of Encomium's publisher Mr Kunle Bakare, Iyanya, Sound Sultan, Tee A, Lolo, iLLbliss, Lola Okojevoh and others.
The event's MC was none other than MTV vj Ehis Okoeguale.
We were shown about 4 of the episodes of the series. And truth be told it is one of the best productions we have ever come across coming out of Nigeria. The cast and production crew headed by Biyi Bandele must be commended for a very good job well done. The production fused sexual health messaging with gripping storylines. The idea to raise awareness among young people about HIV prevention and reproductive health in Nigeria was very obvious and the message was loud.
We are too sure that this series would be a winner by many miles. The producers are estimating a viewing audience of about 550 million around the world.
For more info on #Shuga, please go to www.Shuga.TV, you can follow Shuga on Twitter @MTVShuga using the hashtag #ShugaNaija.
To view episode 1 of Shuga series 3 & promos for episodes 1 and 2 please go to http://vimeo.com/album/2620058, using the password Shuga3!
MORE PICTURES OF THE EVENT AFTER THE BREAK. PLS CLICK ON READ MORE BELOW
|MR & MRS BRIGHT OKPOCHA & FRIEND|
|TJ, TIWA & MR KB|
|TIWA SAVAGE & DORCAS SHOLA-FAPSON|
|SANI MU'AZU, SHARON EZEAMAKA & BIYI BANDELE|
|TJ, TIWA & OLUMIDE OWORU|
|EMMANUEL IKUBESE IFEANYICHUKWU|
|ALEX OKOSI DORCAS SHOLA FAPSON & OKEZIE MORRO|
|BIYI BANDELE & LEONORA OKINE|
|SHARON CHISOM EZEAMAKA|