Shuga which has previously been shot in Kenya and Nigeria will be shot in South Africa, for the first time. The show centres on HIV and AIDS education along with other aspects like gender, sexuality and adolescent sexual behaviours and vulnerabilities.
Season five story-line focuses on sexual and emotional behaviours of adolescents and issues that affect teens like unplanned pregnancies. The season protagonist is a young schoolgirl, Bongi, who is also a singer. According to reports actress Mohau Mokoatle has already been cast to take on the role of Bongi.
Other actors in Shuga are local celebrity Tumisho Mashas and the Oscar Award winning Lupita Nyongo.
Shuga season five is funded by the Department of Basic Education, Marie Stopes Internationaland PEPFAR.
Quizzical pictures’ track record includes shows such as Rhythm City, Intersexions, Umlilo and Hopeville.
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