Shuga, a Kenyan TV series that was first aired in 2009 on MTV Base, will now be produced and filmed in Nigeria for the first time. Shuga will draw inspiration from Chimamanda Ngozi Adichi’s novel, “Half of a Yellow Sun,” which describes the impact of the Nigerian-Biafra war in 1963.
“My hope and vision of Shuga in Nigeria is huge. I think our priority is to strike our audience in Nigeria and all across Africa as well,” says George Arnold, Executive Director of the Staying Alive Foundation.
The celebrated Nigerian filmmaker Biyi Bandele will be directing the 8-part feature. Shuga will tackle social topics such as HIV in Nigeria, maternal and child health, family planning, teen pregnancy, gender-based violence, and women’s empowerment.
Shuga announced on its website that pre-production of the hard-hitting, bedazzling new multi-episode is already underway and principle photography is scheduled to take place in August.
Shuga is set to premier on MTV Base and other networks around the world on World Aids Day (1st of December, 2013).
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