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21 July 2010

"Shuga" with Lupita Nyong'o on MTV

Shuga (Trailer) with Lupita Nyong'o - MTV Staying Alive - EngageMedia

GLOBAL: MTV drama brings cool to HIV prevention
Source: IRIN Reuters / AlertNet

VIENNA, 21 July 2010 (IRIN) - It's a story of sexy young guys and girls having a good time in the big city, of friendships pushed to the edge, and families struggling to survive, but underneath all the drama, MTV's "Shuga" is a story about HIV.

"My character, Ayira, is young, attractive and very ambitious. When her father left it changed her economic status, and she'll do anything to get back up there," Lupita Nyong'o, who plays one of the main characters, told IRIN/PlusNews. Ayira cheats on her boyfriend with an older man at her workplace, who convinces her to have sex without a condom. He turns out to be HIV-positive.


Erratum: Title changed from "Shuga" by Lupita Nyong'o on MTV to "Shuga" with Lupita Nyong'o on MTV. "Shuga" is directed by Teboho Mahlatsi

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