Adesua Etomi, Thuso Mbedu, Mohau Cele, Jezriel Skei, Lerato Walaza, Given Stuurman, Samkelisiwe Makhoba, Stephanie Sandows, S’thandiwe Kgoroge, Phila Mazibuko, Ayanda Makayi, Graeme Kriega, Lehlohonolo Makoko, Nqobile Sipamla, Thembsie Matu and Winnie Ntshaba.
Last year we finally saw an episode (that led to a whole season) of Shuga and we finally understood the hype. So of course we are delighted to hear that Shuga is finally back for its fifth season in MTV Shuga: Down South.
The series, which stars a host of actors, is going to be set in South Africa this season and will feature the stories of an irresponsible teen mom, a predatory teacher, an ambitious hostess, a conflicted adolescent struggling to understand his identity, a neglected trophy wife, a pregnant schoolgirl, a possessive boyfriend, and a ruthless entrepreneur amongst others.
The new series, directed by Mmabatho Montsho, Thabang Moleya, and Rea Rangaka, includes a new focus on issues affecting adolescent girls in South Africa, with a particular emphasis on their vulnerability to unintended pregnancy and HIV infection. Never one to shy away from difficult subjects, MTV Shuga: Down South is crowded with interweaving stories of heartbreak, love, betrayal and difficult decisions among contemporary South African youth. Other key plot points include transactional sex, living with HIV, infidelity, and issues affecting LGBT teens.
The series will air weekly on a host of channels across the continent but first on MTV Base (DStv Channel 322).