ADESUA ETOMI ANNOUNCED AS CAST MEMBER FOR SHUGA SEASON 5

The fifth season of MTV’s HIV edutainment series – Shuga stars Adesua Etomi alongside Emmnuel Ikubese, Vanessa MdeeThuso Mbedu, Mohau Mokoatle CeleJezriel Skei and Nick Mutuma as part of the talented ensemble cast.

Shuga season 5 will be shot entirely in Johannesburg, South Africa starting in December and turning its lens on the issues of sexual and reproductive health among teenagers and young women in the region.

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Having successfully highlighted issues affecting young people in Kenya and Nigeria for nearly a decade, MTV Shuga is using powerful contemporary story lines and relatable characters to disseminate public health messages targeted squarely at South African youth, with a particular focus on adolescent girls and their vulnerability to HIV infection and unintended pregnancy.

The upcoming season is supported by South Africa’s Department of Basic Education, PEPFAR (The U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief), Marie Stopes International,  ViiV Healthcare’s Positive Action MSM & Transgender Programme, CIFF (Children’s Investment Fund Foundation) and FHI 360 (Family Health International).