The duo of MTV VJ, Ehiz and actress,Sharon Ezeamaka will host three exciting editions of ‘On Tour WithShuga’ festivals in Lagos, Abuja and Calabar on May 2, May 9 and May 16 respectively.The tour, a new outreach campaign for MTVShuga to further motivate young people on the need to know theirstatus, is sponsored by MTV Base, MTV Staying Alive Foundation and Elton JohnAids Foundation in partnershipwith NACA, PEPFAR, The Bill & Melinda GatesFoundation and UNICEF.According to Georgia Arnold,Executive Director of the MTV Staying Alive Foundation, eachtour will bring the goals of MTV Shuga tolife in the real world and allow participants a chance to meet with the cast,audition to be the official MTV Shuga red carpet host at thepremiere of season 4 and also take free HIV testing and counseling sessions.Meanwhile, the shooting of the 4thseason of the TV series will begin in a few days. It stars Mr Nigeria, EmmanuelIkubese, Chris Attoh, Timini Egbuson, Olumide Oworu and a host of others. Likeprevious seasons, it will focus on a range of themes relevantto young people, including adolescent girls, stigma, prevention ofmother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) of HIV, HIV testing, counselling and theuse of helplines, gender based violence, first sex, and disclosure of HIVstatus. MTV Shuga made its debut in 2009 and has sincecontinued to educate the public fusing sexual andother public health messaging withworld-class storytelling and relatable characters. The third season 3 aired to morethan 550 million households in Africa, Europe, UK, The Americas, Asia,Australia and Oceania, and The Caribbean via a total of 97 TV broadcastersincluding 63 African broadcasters.
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