Tiwa Savage, Iyanya, Biyi Bandele and more at the Shuga Premiere in Lagos (@MTVShuga) #ShugaNaija

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I was privileged to be at the Season 3 premiere of Shuga and it was AMAZING!!! We actually got to see 4 episodes of the show (it was cut like a movie) and I must say it was (or should I say “is”) better than all of the Nigerian movies that I have seen (apart from Confusion Na Wa).

Produced by MTV Base and The Staying Alive Foundation and directed by the great Biyi Bandele, Shuga explores the themes of HIV/AIDS, Safe Sex, Domestic Violence and other related issues. I must say the writers of the show did a good job writing a story that Nigerians will be able to  relate to. The characters didn’t have unnecessary accents and western mannerisms. This wasn’t a “copy and paste foreign story”. It was unusual. It was real. It was out of the box and it was worth the watch!!!

Oh and the cast. Can I say how fabulous EVERY single one of them was. They all did fantastic jobs!!! Let me at this point say that Tiwa Savage was ON FIRE! This was her debut acting role and I hope she does more movies after this.

Finally, I’d say that Biyi Bandele is the FUTURE of African Cinema. For what he did with this project,  and how he was able to interpret the story. I am forever a fan!!!

Check out the pictures guys. Love loved it!!!

 

Biyi Bandele
Biyi Bandele

 

Olumide Oworu
Olumide Oworu
Iyanya
Iyanya

 

Ubi Franklin and Iyanya
Ubi Franklin and Iyanya

 

Olisa Adibua
Olisa Adibua

 

Ehiz
Ehiz

 

Tiwa Savage and Tee Billz
Tiwa Savage and Tee Billz

 

 

Tiwa Savage
Tiwa Savage

 

Tee-A
Tee-A

 

Stephanie Coker
Stephanie Coker

 

Maria Okanrende
Maria Okanrende

 

Ikubese Emmanuel
Ikubese Emmanuel

 

Biyi Bandele, Colette Otusheso, Georgia Arnold and Alex Okosi
Biyi Bandele, Colette Otusheso, Georgia Arnold and Alex Okosi

 

Dorcas Shola Fapson and Okezie Morro
Dorcas Shola Fapson and Okezie Morro

 

Biyi Bandele and Leonora Okine
Biyi Bandele and Leonora Okine

 

Leonora Okine
Leonora Okine

 

The Cast of Shuga
The Cast of Shuga

 

Sharon Ezeamaka
Sharon Ezeamaka

 

Sheifunmi and Sharon Ezeamaka
Sheifunmi and Sharon Ezeamaka

 

Dorcas Shola Fapson
Dorcas Shola Fapson
Kachi Nnochiri
Kachi Nnochiri

 

Makida Moka
Makida Moka

 

Toolz
Toolz

 

Jimmie Akinsola
Jimmie Akinsola

 

Praiz
Praiz

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Alex Ekubo
Alex Ekubo

 

IK Osakioduwa
IK Osakioduwa

 

Sound Sultan
Sound Sultan

 

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Yep! That's me ;)
Yep! That’s me 😉

INSIDE

Tiwa Savage

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Chris Attoh
Chris Attoh
Sani Muazu
Sani Muazu

sharon ezeamaka

 

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Alex Okosi
Alex Okosi

 

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PHOTO CREDIT

Name: Odunayo Ajayi.

Photography Firm: Landscape Photography.

Email: ay.guccisablako360@yahoo.com.

Phone: 07033623070

 

 

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