Secrets and lies, crossed wires and broken dreams are at the heart of series 3 of Shuga, the award-winning drama series from MTV Base and the MTV Staying Alive Foundation.
The truth is: in Shuga, nearly everyone’s keeping something hidden from those they love – from their family, their girlfriend, their boyfriend, their lover, their best friend, their husband, but perhaps most of all: themselves…

But what exactly are they hiding? Their hopes and dreams? A secret passion for an old friend? A reckless encounter with a clandestine lover? An unwanted pregnancy? Their HIV status? A private sorrow? A broken heart? The real source of those expensive gifts? Or what really happens between husband and wife behind closed doors?

Set against the clubs, bars and student hangouts of Lagos, Shuga relates a bitter-sweet tale of love, betrayal, relationships and miscommunication among the youth of contemporary Lagos. Along the way we follow the interlinking stories of DJ wannabe Foye, her music promoter boyfriend Ekene, their old friend Femi, club owner Sade and her rebellious son Weki, mercenary student Sophie and her precocious young sister, Princess, medical student David and his room-mate Tobi, young marrieds Nii and Malaika, and ruthless businessman Solomon and his sleazy associate, Osaro, as they navigate the alluring yet hazard-strewn landscape of love, passion, sex, temptation, relationships, growing up, and learning to be a responsible adult in contemporary Africa.

Shuga  will kick off with a double-episode on MTV Base (DStv Channel 322) on Sunday 1 December 2013 (World AIDS Day) at 20:00 WAT/21:00 CAT; double episodes will air every following Sunday.  Shuga will subsequently air on MTV (DStv channel 130) and multiple TV and digital platforms around the world

The previous seasons (which were shot in Kenya with mostly Kenyan talent) are available to watch online:

Series 3 will be premiered on MTV Base Africa on World Aids Day (Dec 1st) and then available shortly after through as well as being shown on BET UK.

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