MTV Staying Alive Foundation Hosts Round Table Discussion of ‘MTV Shuga: Down South.’
Hard hitting contemporary youth drama sparks conversation about the unspoken.
Love, teenage pregnancy, HIV and contraception are just some of the topics that MTV Shuga: Down South sparks.
Not just women should be responsible for birth control. LGBQTI and other topics are brought up by this show.
Legato Walaza, the actress who plays Zamo on MTV Shuga: Down South, confesses that many of the young girls in her school fell pregnant at 15 and 16. ‘My cousin was one of them and I saw the stigma which rose from that,’ she says.
MTV Shuga: Down South can be viewed on MTV Base on Wednesdays at 21h30 and on SABC 1 on Fridays at 22h00. The series is also available on the MTV Shuga You Tube Channel, http://www.mtvshuga.com/show/ .
MTV Shuga: Down South is supported by the South African government’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).
MTV Shuga: Down South is produced on behalf of the MTV Staying Alive Foundation and MTV Base by Quizzical Pictures.
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