We hit up the premiere last week and got a taste of the first three episodes and we can guarantee, it’s going to be a hit.
Dubbed “Down South,” season 5 will play out in “the cool clubs, hangouts and schools of Braamfontein and the fictional South African township of Zenzele.
If you are not familiar with Shuga, it is an award-winning edutainment drama that has, according to MTV, been proven to actively change behaviour relating to HIV prevention. It is now turning its focus on the issues of sexual and reproductive health among the youth of South Africa.
Helping to bring the themes of sexual identity, STD’s, teen pregnancy, transactional sex and more to life are the likes of Thuso Mbedu, Clint Brink, Jezriel Skei, Lerato Walaza and more.
Some faces are more familiar than others but after this season, you’re bound to know all their names. MTV made a concerted effort to put new talent on the map both behind the scenes and in front of the camera with their open calls for brand new talent.
Meet the cast….
Reggie Played by Given Stuurman
The Zenzele local is described as having ”mad graffiti skills,” he is also a part of the school soccer team and is a popular member of his crew which is a hard thing to achieve when your dad is also your teacher.
His father is a man with very strong traditional values and as such, doesn’t agree with his son’s penchant for art, which is also why he probably can’t see the identity crisis bubbling beneath the surface. Reggie fortunately has Bongi to lean on through it all.