“They say you sweet like shuga….oh eh
I hear you taste like honey….oh eh
Baby somebody’s calling….oh eh
Baby don’t leave me hanging….oh eh
Ah baby you sweet like shuga o….oh eh..”
Starts the intro song for the amazing show SHUGA! If anything, I was really excited to own my own entertainment column on ReviewNaija because of Shuga. ‘Anywho’, with season 3 completed, this is a quick commentary on this awesome show and the impact it is having on the average African Youth.
For those who have never heard of Shuga, it is an award winning MTV Base drama on sex and relationships designed to combat ignorance and misinformation about HIV within African youth. It is currently on its fourth season, which is based in Lagos, Nigeria.
Trust me this show is AMAZING!! I always say “it’s like Gossip Girl for African kids” except there is a more in-depth lesson on sexuality and AIDS. It’s funny how Nigeria has the second largest population of HIV patients yet we walk around like it doesn’t exist. Shuga teaches us to be sexually responsible.
One thing I noticed in the show is that sex isn’t demonized rather it is embraced and people are urged to embrace their sexuality. This is something I particularly like because sex is human and beautiful. There should be no shame in it only responsibility. In the show we watch scenes where sexual partners remind each other to use protection and often we are shown the consequences of sex without protection.
The story line is witty and shows the life of a couple of Nigerian students on campus pursing their dreams in LAGOS. Each character reminds me of someone I could easily know and (I just have to say it) I love Sophie! I feel like if she was real she could easily be my main!!! I can just see us laughing and gisting about guys and random stuff.
Overall, I would say Shuga season 3 is a wonderful African show with good acting and very good cinematography. The panning, lights, story line and more all work well to create a different and inspiring story of the African experience. So much so that, this show is causing people to rethink and create causes that help HIV patients.
Why don’t you check it out (if you haven’t ) and tell me what you think!
NB – This review was updated on 10/30/2014