MTV Staying Alive: Shuga (2009)

29 Apr

Shuga is a hard hitting 3-part drama series that follows the lives and loves of a group of cool young students whose bright lives and fabulous futures are balanced on a knife edge due to their love of risk and danger. It’s a story of Love, Sex, Friday nights and the indelible marks we leave on one another.

Shuga tells the story of Ayira, a modern girl who knows exactly what she wants and what she’ll do to get it; but will her passion for an older man come at the expense of long term soul mate Ty? Running parallel is the Romeo and Juliet style love story of Virginia and Leo – while the two are destined to be together, will they be able to get past the obstacles that stand in their way?

Shuga is based in Nairobi, KENYA; in the heart of EAST AFRICA.

  • Shuga Episode 1:

In episode 1 Ayira has hopes of the high life, meanwhile the fast boys flex their masculinity and Virginia plays hard to get. 

  • Shuga Episode 2:

The Fast boys get caught slipping, while Ayira thinks she is playing Felix, but is she the one in control? Or does he have much more to gain from her than she does him? And what about the implications with long term man Ty? We find out the reason behind Virginia’s erratic behaviour, she’s been hiding something from Leo.

  • Shuga Episode 3: 

Another chance to catch Shuga, an MTV Staying Alive drama set in Nairobi, Kenya. Everything comes to a head in the final episode, Ayira has it all to lose, and Skola is free falling to his lowest point. 

Shuga As Part of MTV Staying Alive HIV/AIDS Campaign.
Shuga explores the issues of sexual relationships among urban youth against a background of continuing HIV/AIDS infections.The drama format is a powerful medium to put across important lifestyle messages to educate and engage young people. It examines the ramifications of sexual decisions on the lives of young people and their partners and loved ones.

Shuga’s Cast include:
Actress/producer/director Lupita Nyong’o,
Reality show star and recording artist Valerie Kimani,
Established actors Anthony Mwangi and Nicolas Mutuma.
Also starring is acclaimed South African actor Tumisho Masha
Cameo appearances include: P Unit, Nonini, Nameless, Juilianni, Jimmy Gate and DJ Adrian.

Drama Series Category: Gender/Sexuality/Health
Drama Series Keywords:
Condom, HIV, AIDS, Protection, Health, Prevention, Sex, HIV/AIDS Campaign.

For more info. on Shuga cast members & behind the scene footage: click to visit: MTV Staying Alive: Shuga

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