MTV Staying Alive Ignite TV series dubbed “Shuga” will feature local celebrities in the series. Gospel singer Jimmy Gait will appear as himself in a scene as he freestyles a song amongst a gospel chore, a moving track he wrote entitled “Just Let Him Know”.
Others who will be free styling in the series are P Unit and Nonini who play friends of lead character Skola (played by David Omwange). They are to appear in a scene where they will hang out in a parking lot with Skola, his buddy Kennedy (Antony Mwangi) and Sindi (Valerie Kimani).
Madtraxxs will have the strongest role (appearing as himself) and will be in a scene where he is on Skola’s radio show, Campus Radio, discussing condoms and safe sex. Juliani will be playing a student and at some point he will be raping a verse from his ‘Biceps’ hit song. Nameless and Capital FM’s Dj Adrian will appear in the series in a night club scene.
The aim of the Ignite TV series is to motivate sexually active youth and young adults under 25 to modify their sexual behaviour. It will premiere on MTV base (DStv Channel 322) and on terrestrial TV stations Citizen TV and Nation TV in November 2009.