I am completely hooked on Series 3 of the Shuga series.
Ten Things You Need to Know About Shuga
9. It is currently airing its third series
8. Series 1 consisted of three episodes and centered on Ayira
7. Ayira was played by the highly talented Lupita Nyong’o who is now receiving international acclaim as a result of her stellar performance in 12 Years a Slave
6. Series 1 and 2 were filmed in Kenya (Nairobi and Malindi).
5. Series 3 (called Shuga Naija) is filmed in Lagos and is directed by author turned film director Biyi Bandele whose film credit also includes the cinematic adaptation of Chimamanda Adichie’s Half of a Yellow Sun
4. Series 3 also includes a transplanted character from the previous series – Femi
|The cast of Shuga Series 2 including Femi (second from right)
|My two favorite characters on Shuga Naija: Sophie and Princess
2. The Shuga radio series features a parallel story line. There is also a Shuga comic book
1. In addition to shining the spotlight on the importance of safe sex, the Shuga series highlights how living with HIV is a reality and not a death sentence
The latest episode leaves us with a dismaying cliffhanger. Watch, enjoy (especially the upbeat soundtrack) and learn.
|Shuga Babes – The female cast of Shuga Naija