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BN Exclusive: Banky W, Wizkid, L-Tido and Bon’Eye present “Shuga” – The title track of the MTV Base TV Series “Shuga: Love, Sex, Money”




Shuga: Love, Sex, Money is a TV series and multimedia campaign designed to promote messages about safe sex and tolerance to African youth with the aim of changing their attitudes to risky sexual behaviours.

The song “Shuga” is a genre-defying Afro-Hip Hop-R&B-Soul-Pop hybrid has been commissioned by MTV Networks Africa in association with The MTV Staying Alive Foundation, PEPFAR (The U.S. President’s Emergency Fund for AIDS Relief), The Partnership for an HIV-Free Generation (HFG) and the Government of Kenya.

Here is the Shuga title track featuring L-Tido, Banky W, Wizkid and Bon’Eye.  The track was produced by Banky W. and Sunny ‘MasterKraft’ Nweke. The music video for Shuga, directed by Clarence Peters, will debut on MTV Base (DStv Channel 322) at the end of February 2012. You can listen to the track here and to download it you must go to

Shuga 2 is now showing on MTV Base (DStv channel 322) at 20:30 WAT/ 21:30 CAT/ 22:30 WAT.

Listen to “Shuga” by Banky W, WizKid, L-Tido and Bon’Eye


All you need to know about Shuga: Love, Sex, Money
Shuga: Love, Sex, Money airs weekly in Africa from 14 February 2012 on MTV Base (DStv channel 322) at 20:30 WAT/ 21:30 CAT/ 22:30 WAT. There will be six episodes followed by a discussion episode where the issues raised by the series are examined in more depth. The official premiere for the series takes place in Nairobi, Kenya on 10 February 2012.

Shuga: Love, Sex, Money – Official Trailer from mtv staying alive on Vimeo.

The cast of the TV series includes:

  • Banky W & Wizkid (making cameo appearances)
  • Kenyan singer Avril (playing singer Miss B’have)
  • Nancy Karanja (Baby) – an innocent 16 year old whose life is devastated by an encounter with her uncle
  • Nick Mutuma (Leo) – the loveable good guy from Series I is torn between two women and has to make some important decisions about his relationship with Dala
  • Brenda Wairimu (Dala) – the life and soul of the party but she drinks too much when she parties
  • Sharon Olago (Violet ) – HIV+ character struggling to resolve issues with her father
  • Shirleen Wangari Kiura (Kipepeo) – A beautiful village girl with an amazing voice, Kipepeo arrives in Nairobi to find fame, but she nearly fails when she uses her body and looks to make ends meet.
  • Wilfred Maina Olwenya (Uncle Joe)– the uncle Baby turns to with tragic results
  • David Omwange (Skola) – HIV+ character who’s rebuilding his life and living positively with HIV
  • Ikubese Emmanuel (Femi) – diplomat’s son Femi is a Nigerian student in his twenties who definitely has a way with women…
  • Edward Nyanaro (Rayban) – Flamboyant and stylish, Rayban is gay but keeps a low profile in public because of fear of homophobia
  • Other cast members include Valerie Kimani (Sindi), Anthony Mwange  (Kennedy), Christopher Otieno  (Slim) , Wairugi Mutero (Njoki), Nick Ndeda (Angelo), Banky W (himself), Wizkid (himself).

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  1. *gbemi*

    February 10, 2012 at 11:01 am

    ‘Shuga’-Entertaining n Educating

  2. Ginika

    February 10, 2012 at 11:02 am

    I hope it really passes the message because people think they are James bond or superman, odeshi, untouchable, Mr Fantastic I can sleep around (no protection) and nothing will do me.

    I really hope people get the message.

  3. annie

    February 10, 2012 at 3:05 pm

    Hope d movie is educating cos it luks interesting.
    As for banky and wiz i dont lyk dem at all,banky pisses me off cos he rude and wiz is a snub,d way he snubs his ff on twitter , dey are successful though andf am happy for dem

  4. OlannaBabyCakes

    February 10, 2012 at 3:45 pm

    Annie you should check it out on vimeo.. Its got subtitles, it is amazing and educative too. I hope people get the message

  5. christy

    February 10, 2012 at 4:04 pm

    @annie am disaponted at u hating banky nd wizkid,y wld u conclud lik dat? hve u meet thm personal? they jst got swag.d jst d most unigue musician n naija, aside Asa nd Nneka anyway.

  6. Gidi

    February 10, 2012 at 5:26 pm

    Sounds like Intersexion on SABC.

  7. Pendo

    February 10, 2012 at 8:31 pm

    Loved the first series very impressed by the way they managed to pass a message without shoving down your throat like somany people do. i hope people are watching and listening AIDS is real and it only takes one round of unprotected sex with an infected person to transmit it sexually. Get tested stay healthy or live positively….

  8. Titi

    February 11, 2012 at 3:27 am

    nonesense……sense none

  9. o

    February 11, 2012 at 5:31 am

    The Kenyan based one was really good. Hope this turns out right too.

  10. haha

    February 11, 2012 at 2:23 pm

    good song but this wiz kid boy needs a book… lyrically dead

  11. Tobi

    February 12, 2012 at 4:48 am

    love the sound oooo.. been playing it for the past 3days.. wizkid had good lyrics n banky just melt my soul wen he sings

  12. young

    March 7, 2012 at 12:48 pm

    hmm helo to Wizkid my guy i want to be with you and all chokolete ceety

  13. Kadaffi

    July 13, 2013 at 10:45 pm

    I luv banky d figure father of wizkid.banky u pple ar tryn 2 enlighten us, pls kp it up ur message is so educative.

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