Butan Fall/Winter 18 – Space Range Capsule Collection

Butan settles into winter with a second capsule collection from its Winter 18 range titled The Space Range. Inspired by the Zambian Space Program of the 1960’s the collection consists of 5 pieces: a glow in the dark hooded sweater with Adinkra symbols, a long & short sleeve t-shirt with two caps to tie up the collection.

The Space Range is now available from Butan’s online store – butanwear.com/shop – & its retailers countrywide.

OFFICIAL HASHTAGS – #ButanWinter18 #ButanSpaceRange #HeedTheCall

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SUPER “GLAMMY” LYNN FORBES TO SUMMIT KILIMANJARO  

It’s not often that a grandmother wakes up one morning and decide to summit Mount Kilimanjaro. But then again Lynn Forbes is no ordinary grandmother by a long shot.

Inspirational Speaker, Entrepreneur, mother to two boys including Hip Hop Artist AKA and grandmother to the soon to be 3-year-old Kairo, Lynn is putting her social influence to good use in her latest challenge to summit Mount Kilimanjaro in July.

As an ambassador of the 2018 Trek4Mandela Expedition, Lynn aims to raise R1million in aid of Caring4Girls, to assist them in reaching their goal of supporting 2 million economically disadvantaged school girls by 2020. She is committed to raising awareness for the initiative, in order to increase accessibility to sorely needed sanitary products together with hygiene education and to ensure the growth and development of young South African schoolgirls into women with dignity.

A survivor of childhood sexual abuse, Lynn has always wanted to summit Kilimanjaro, the place above the clouds, where she escaped to during the time of her abuse as an 11 year old. Her childhood dream to summit Mount Kilimanjaro resurfaced with the birth of her granddaughter Kairo Owethu Forbes in 2015. Three years in the planning, this triggered her final decision and commitment to summit Africa’s highest mountain, as part of her 50th birthday celebrations in July 2018.

ClimbingKili4Kairo has become her personal cause, Kairo being symbolic and representative of the plight of every child on the African continent through her involvement in the Caring4Girls initiative.

A teacher by profession, Lynn is passionate about making an impact through education, inspiring courage and giving hope to children. She is a black South African woman who feels compelled to personally make a positive contribution to address the social and economic circumstances faced by so many children in Africa.

INTRODUCING THE NEW TRACE MOBILE OFFERING WITH DATA THAT NEVER EXPIRES  

TRACE, the global multi-platform digital and media company dedicated to premium afro urban music and entertainment launches TRACE Mobile, as a fully-fledged Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) in South Africa.

TRACE Mobile pre-paid offer comes with a distinctive proposition as the Next Generation Cellular Network which offers all subscribers data that never expire, a unique music proposition, audiovisual entertainment content and exclusive VIP lifestyle rewards.

This edgy and hip TRACE Mobile network is mainly aimed at the 16-35 year-old South African audience, who will benefit from:

  • Data that never expires. TRACE Mobile is the first and only mobile service in South Africa that offers data that #neverexpires to all its customers.
  • FREE access to music and entertainment: 8 live TV music channels, 30 digital radio channels, movies, series, concerts and documentaries.
  • VIP tickets to exclusive events and lifestyle rewards: exciting perks and Money-Can’t-Buy-Experiences with local and international celebrities

TRACE Mobile subscribers will also have access to discount vouchers from partners such as Edgars, Edgars Active, CNA, Red Square, Shesha and free entry to clubs for VVIP experiences that #neverexpire.

“We have listened to TRACE fans. They are permanently connected and they want more data, more content and more personalized rewards for their mobile investment. TRACE Mobile is the answer to their mobile needs and we are very proud to be the first to launch such a service in South Africa that responds directly to what South African mobile consumers have been asking for, in these tough economic times.” said Leo Manne, Senior Vice President, TRACE Southern Africa.

Availability and Pricing

TRACE Mobile SIM cards can be purchased now for only R5.00 at participating retailers, and listed on the website in the dedicated store locator. The TRACE Mobile starter pack can also be purchased directly from the TRACE Mobile squads (promoters and foot soldiers), that are present and active across the country.

About TRACE & TRACE Mobile

TRACE is a global broadcast and digital media company specialized in afro urban music and entertainment. Through its 22 pay TV channels, radios, online and mobile services, TRACE connects with a 200 million multicultural audience in more than 160 countries. Launched in 2003 following the acquisition of the eponym print magazine, TRACE has become the leading media brand for lovers of afro urban culture in Sub Saharan Africa, Europe, the Caribbean and the Indian Ocean. TRACE Mobile was initially launched in South Africa as a CELL C branded reseller model and captured over 1.4 million subscribers in 18 months.

More about TRACE Mobile: www.tracemobile.co.za

More about TRACE: http://www.trace.company

THE PROFITABILITY OF PASSION” The Second Sta-Sof-Fro #WearYou Salon Seminar

“The Future Is Female”- a phrase used to describe the effervescent current of leadership, ownership and thriving being spearheaded by women in 2018.

Haircare giant Sta-Sof-Fro, being at the forefront of empowering women, has risen to the ocassion by creating the Wear You sessions. A movement that celebrates the #versastyle* woman, Wear You is a meeting of the minds of women from all walks of life, with one thing in common- they are real women living in the real world.

This weekend, Sta- Sof- Fro hosted the second of the 3 part series titled the Wear You Salon Seminars. Ferguson’s on 5th in Gauteng’s leafy suburb of Illovo played home to the interactive women’s empowerment platform.

Mamakashaka founder Nandi Dlepu, Celebrity Chef Nti Ramaboa, Style Therapist Kwena Baloyi and Cheri Yase Kasi founder Sunshine Shibambo hosted over 80 ladies to share experiences, tips and insights from the tales of their respective career journeys.

The ladies formed part of a greater panel of 12 hand-picked leaders from various industries in an ever-changing world.

“We want ladies to leave here motivated, inspired and confident in their truth and I believe that’s precisely what happened. The ladies shared their stories like never before, painting a picture of the entrepreneurial journey in the creative space- in essence showing first hand the Profitability of Passion,” commented Sta- Sof- Fro Brand Manager Lerato Selepe.

In an effort to give back to loyal consumers, Sta-Sof-Fro has undertaken to break stereotypes and create a dynamic dialogue that allows the versastyle woman to embrace their personal journey’s and truths, reminding all that it’s ok to #WearYou. With a complete hair care range that covers the vast majority of hair and beauty needs – from hair treatments and aftercare to skin care – the Wear You campaign is an extension of what the Sta-Sof-Fro ethos stands for.

The final salon seminar, titled “The Balancing Act” will focus on a reality all South African women face with their daily obligations. Dr Nandipha Sekeleni, fitness guru Mapule Ndhlovu and media personalities Palesa Masiteng and Lerato Sengadi will share their experiences and insights on their personal journeys as women juggling a lot on their plate.

Join the social media conversation:
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Hashtags: #WearYou #Versastyle

The PANDORA x Disney Collection encourages women to add a touch of magic to their outfit.  

Everyone has a bit of Disney magic hidden within. You can see this Disney magic in your first memory of going to the movies, the song you always whistle, and the grin that spreads across your face when you see an old poster for the films you used to watch.

The new collection is inspired by Mickey Mouse & Minnie Mouse’s iconic adventures from the 1930’s. In this retro novel collection are beautifully designed lockets, petite memories, charms and necklaces in hand-finished solid sterling silver.

Each piece of Disney jewellery reminds women to re-discover their childlike side and re-ignite the Disney fairy-tale within. The jewelry is designed for you to dress your look and express yourself with modern playfulness.

Finely crafted details, sparkling embellishments and hand-painted enamel create adorable expressions and pops of colour, such as the classic polka dots in the metal of Minnie Mouse’s skirt and her pavé balloon; Mickey’s signature yellow shoes on the necklace pendant; and the red heart-shaped stone he holds on a charm.

From iconic Mickey and Minnie, to empowered princesses, wicked villains and classic characters PANDORA invites you to add a touch of magic and animate your style.

Do add a touch of magic.

#PANDORAxDisney

CASSPER NYOVEST, DAVIDO, DISTRUCTION BOYZ, FALLY IPUPA AND TIWA SAVAGE NOMINATED FOR BEST INTERNATIONAL ACT   #BETAWARDS2018  

BET in Africa, part of the Viacom International Media Networks Africa multimedia entertainment portfolio, today announced the nominations for the BET Awards 2018 taking place at Microsoft Theater on Sunday, 24 June 2018and and premiering across Africa on BET (DStv channel 129) on Tuesday 28 June at 19:00 CAT.

In a BET Awards first, the top nominees from Africa and Europe (as voted for by an academy of industry experts) will now compete for the Best International Act category, with the winner being honoured as part of the US broadcast.

Recognising the growing international appeal of African artists, five African artists have been honoured in the BET Awards. Leading the transformed Best International Act Award category from South Africa will be rapper Cassper Nyovest and Gqom evolutionistsDistruction Boyz alongside Nigerian musicians Davido and Tiwa Savage and Congolese star Fally Ipupa. Also included in the category are French performers Booba and Dadju and UK acts J Hus, Stefflon Don and Stormzy.

Commented Alex Okosi, Executive Vice President and Managing Director, Viacom International Media Networks Africa and BET International: “We are excited that the Best International Award will be presented on-stage during the live broadcast. The inclusion of the award in the main show signals the influence of international artists globally”.

The culturally-charged, performance-driven, thought-provoking show returns for its 18th year and as with previous years is expected to turn out a show like no other. DJ Khaled dominates this year’s nominations with a total of 6 including ‘Video of the Year,’ two for ‘Best Collaboration,’ with Rihanna and Bryson Tiller for ‘Wild Thoughts,’ and with Beyoncé and Jay-Z for ‘Top Off,’ ‘Album of the Year,’ and ‘Coca-Cola Viewer’s Choice.’ Kendrick Lamar follows with five nods including ‘Best Collaboration,’ with Rihanna for ‘Loyalty,’ ‘Video of the Year,’ ‘Album of the Year,’ and ‘Coca-Cola Viewers’ Choice.’ Other leading nominees include Migos, nominated for four awards including ‘Best Group,’ and ‘Album of the Year,” and SZA, also nominated for four awards, including ‘Best Female R&B/Pop Artist’ and ‘Best New Artist.’

The iconic broadcast continues to tackle culturally relevant topics and conversations, delivering some of the most memorable moments in Award show history. In 2017, Bruno Mars opened the show with a funky, energetic performance of his hit “Perm,” then returned to the stage moments later to accept his first-ever BET Awards win for Best Male R&B/Pop Artist, XSCAPE reunited for the first time in eighteen years to perform a medley of hits, “Understanding,” “Who Can I Run to,” and, “Just Kickin’ It,” Yara Shahidi voiced the importance of supporting blackness and thanked BET for celebrating black culture so beautifully while accepting the Young Stars Award, and Michelle Obama and BET Chairman Debra Lee introduced Chance the Rapper who gave an impassioned speech after receiving the evening’s Humanitarian Award. The BET Awards raises the standard, year over year, for one of the most intently unconventional, news-provoking and talked-about broadcasts.

BET Networks recognizes artists, entertainers, and athletes across over 19 categories with the “BET Awards 2018” nominations. The nominations are selected by BET’s Voting Academy, which is comprised of fans and an esteemed group of entertainment professionals in the fields of television, film, music, social media, digital marketing, sports journalism, public relations, and the creative arts.

Fans will be able to cast their vote for their favourite Best International Act nominees beginning today on BET.com and on both Twitter and Instagram @BET_Africa @BET_TV_FR @BET_Intl using each artist’s designated hashtag.

The complete list of nominees for the BET Awards 2018 are:

The Best International Act
BOOBA (FRANCE)
CASSPER NYOVEST (SA)
DADJU (FRANCE)
DAVIDO (NIGERIA)
DISTRUCTION BOYZ (SA)
FALLY IPUPA (DR CONGO)
J HUS (UK)
NISKA (FRANCE)
TIWA SAVAGE (NIGERIA)
STEFFLON DON (UK)
STORMZY (UK)

Best Female R&B / Pop Artist Award
BEYONCÉ
SZA
H.E.R.
RIHANNA
KEHLANI

Best Male R&B / Pop Artist Award
BRUNO MARS
CHRIS BROWN
THE WEEKND
KHALID
DANIEL CAESAR

Best Group Award
MIGOS
A TRIBE CALLED QUEST
N.E.R.D.
RAE SREMMURD
CHLOE X HALLE

Best Collaboration Award
BRUNO MARS FEAT. CARDI B – FINESSE (REMIX)
DJ KHALED FEAT. RIHANNA & BRYSON TILLER – WILD THOUGHTS
DJ KHALED FEAT. BEYONCÉ & JAY-Z – TOP OFF
CARDI B FEAT. 21 SAVAGE – BARTIER CARDI
FRENCH MONTANA FEAT. SWAE LEE – UNFORGETTABLE
KENDRICK LAMAR FEAT. RIHANNA – LOYALTY

Best Male Hip Hop Artist Award
DRAKE
KENDRICK LAMAR
DJ KHALED
JAY-Z
J. COLE

Best Female Hip Hop Artist Award
CARDI B
NICKI MINAJ
REMY MA
DEJ LOAF
RAPSODY

Video of the Year Award
DRAKE – GOD’S PLAN
CARDI B – BODAK YELLOW
BRUNO MARS FEAT. CARDI B – FINESSE (REMIX)
DJ KHALED FEAT. RIHANNA & BRYSON TILLER – WILD THOUGHTS
KENDRICK LAMAR – HUMBLE
MIGOS FEAT. DRAKE – WALK IT TALK IT

Video Director of the Year Award
BENNY BOOM
DIRECTOR X
AVA DUVERNAY
CHRIS BROWN
DAVE MEYERS

Best New Artist Award
SZA
H.E.R.
DANIEL CAESAR
GOLDLINK
A BOOGIE WIT DA HOODIE
Dr. Bobby Jones Best Gospel/Inspirational Award
LECRAE FEAT. TORI KELLY – I’LL FIND YOU
SNOOP DOGG FEAT. B SLADE – WORDS ARE FEW
LEDISI & KIRK FRANKLIN – IF YOU DON’T MIND
MARVIN SAPP – CLOSE
TASHA COBBS LEONARD FEAT. NICKI MINAJ – I’M GETTING READY

The Best International Act Award
BOOBA (FRANCE)
CASSPER NYOVEST (SA)
DADJU(FRANCE)
DAVIDO(NIGERIA)
DISTRUCTION BOYZ (SA)
FALLY IPUPA (DR CONGO)
J HUS (UK)
NISKA (FRANCE)
TIWA SAVAGE (NIGERIA)
STEFFLON DON (UK)
STORMZY (UK)

Best Actress Award
TIFFANY HADDISH
LUPITA NYONG’O
ISSA RAE
ANGELA BASSETT
LETITIA WRIGHT
TARAJI P. HENSON

Best Actor Award
CHADWICK BOSEMAN
MICHAEL B. JORDAN
DONALD GLOVER
STERLING K. BROWN
DENZEL WASHINGTON
DANIEL KALUUYA

Young Stars Award
YARA SHAHIDI
ASHTON TYLER
CALEB MCLAUGHLIN
LONNIE CHAVIS
MARSAI MARTIN
MILES BROWN

Best Movie Award
BLACK PANTHER
GIRLS TRIP
A WRINKLE IN TIME
DETROIT
MUDBOUND

Sportswoman of the Year Award
SERENA WILLIAMS
VENUS WILLIAMS
SKYLAR DIGGINS-SMITH
CANDACE PARKER
ELANA MEYERS TAYLOR
Sportsman of the Year Award
STEPHEN CURRY
LEBRON JAMES
KEVIN DURANT
DWYANE WADE
ODELL BECKHAM JR.

Album of the Year Award
DAMN – KENDRICK LAMAR
CTRL – SZA
4:44 – JAY-Z
CULTURE II – MIGOS
BLACK PANTHER: THE ALBUM – KENDRICK LAMAR & VARIOUS ARTIST
GRATEFUL – DJ KHALED

BET Her Award
JANELLE MONAÉ – DJANGO JANE
LIZZO – WATER ME
MARY J. BLIGE – STRENGTH OF A WOMAN
REMY MA FEAT. CHRIS BROWN – MELANIN MAGIC (PRETTY BROWN)
CHLOE X HALLE – THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT
LEIKELI47 – 2ND FIDDLE

Coca-Cola Viewers’ Choice Award
SZA FEAT. TRAVIS SCOTT – LOVE GALORE
CARDI B – BODAK YELLOW
KENDRICK LAMAR – HUMBLE
DRAKE – GOD’S PLAN
MIGOS FEAT. CARDI B & NICKI MINAJ – MOTORSPORT
DJ KHALED FEAT. RIHANNA & BRYSON TILLER – WILD THOUGHTS

The BET Awards 2018 will be broadcast in partnership with Russian Bear on Tuesday, 26 June 2018, starting with a pre-show at 18:00 CAT, followed by the main awards show at 20:00 CAT and conclude with a post-show immediately after.

Visit www.betafrica.tv, like and chat to us on Facebook atwww.facebook.com/BETinAfrica, or join the conversation about the channel on Twitter and Instagram @BET_Africa using the hashtag #BETAwards2018

FLYING FISH CHILL LITE SETS DANCEFLOORS ALIGHT LITE BRUNCH COLLECTIVE

The Lite Brunch Collective held at The Royal on 29 April, is part of a series of events dedicated to likeminded consumers looking for a fun brunch experience with a health-minded difference. Hosted by TV personality and fitness fanatic, Zweli Dube, the event kicked off with a delectable brunch harvest decorated in Cuban Havanna theme, while guests were enlightened with tips on how to maintain a balanced lifestyle.

Renowned yoga instructor, Jasmine Sehlako, was first up to entertain the guests with her innovative take on a morning workout; the Beer Yoga range of exercises. Keeping entertainment levels high, Choreographer Takkies had the crowd tapping their feet as she lit the dance floor on fire with an electrifying dance class; Dancing in Heels. Bedecked in 2-inch-high stilettos, Takkies’ dance class showcases new-age dance moves and was the perfect example of mixing fun and fitness.

“Our concept behind the Lite Brunch Collectives is three-fold,” says Brand Manager of Flying Fish CHILL LITE, Tumelo Motingoe; “providing consumers with a lower-alcohol variant for moderate consumption; offering the same refreshing taste as the mother brand – Flying Fish; and finally, providing a healthy middle ground for those looking for a more balanced lifestyle.”

The introduction of Flying Fish CHILL LITE gives consumers a choice of healthier drinking options and is part of SAB and AB InBev’s commitment to increase their no- and lower-alcohol beers portfolio to represent 20% of the organisation’s global beer volume by 2025.

“Flying Fish CHILL LITE is all about mixing playful enjoyment with healthy well-being, and ultimately ‘Living your Zest life’ “, says Motingoe. “The Lite Brunch Collective event was a fantastic success, and we encourage the public to join the fun by checking our Instagram page, #FindYourChill, for ideas on the best places to brunch, healthy recipes and innovative brunch cocktails.”

Sta-Sof-Fro

“WEAR YOU” A CELEBRATION OF THE VERSASTYLE WOMAN

Sisters, wives, friends, aunts, daughters, girlfriends, partners, cousins… All words that can be used to describe the ladies who gathered together on Saturday to engage and share with like-minded individuals- all in the name of sisterhood. The occasion? The Sta-Sof-Fro Wear You Salon Seminar- a movement that celebrates the #versastyle woman. Wear You is a meeting of the minds of women from all walks of life, with one thing in common- they are real women living in the real world.

The Venue in Sandton played host to the first of a series of seminars and featured an esteemed panel of industry shapers and leaders who represent the Versastyle woman.

Talking wealth and the necessity to create and maintain it in its various facets, wealth coaches Nelisiwe Masango and Samke Mhlongo, entrepreneur and speaker Thato Kgatlhanye as well as modern-day professionalista Aurelia Nxumalo took the stage to share tips, insights and break stereotypes. The ladies shared personal experiences and wisdom to a select group of ladies, talking the how’s, the what’s and they why’s of wealth.

This year, Sta-Sof-Fro is at the forefront making sure women in Mzansi are embracing who they are, with confidence.

“After feeling suppressed and suffocated in my previous job, I vowed to make it my mission to uplift women in any way I can in what I do. These conversations are not a nice to have, they are a must. We have a history of questionable money habits which have to be challenged and changed. All of the ladies of the panel opened up necessary dialogue concerning wealth and we at Sta-Sof-Fro are thrilled to stand behind such a powerful movement,” commented Sta-Sof-Fro Brand Manager Lerato Selepe.

The next Wear You Salon Seminar takes place on the 12 May. For more information, follow the conversation on;
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/StaSofFro/
Twitter https://twitter.com/StaSofFroHair
Instagram https://www.instagram.com/stasoffro_hair/

Hashtags: #WearYou #Versastyle

SATURDAYS WILL NEVER BE THE SAME AGAIN, WITH THE #SAVEMYSATURDAY CAMPAIGN  

Flying Fish is brewing out the serious and brewing in the play to launch their all new limited edition 18 pack which gives consumers the opportunity to add even more flavour to Saturdays with their friends. The #SaveMySaturday campaign officially launched on Saturday 24th March at Seventy Juta in the heart of Braamfontein, the cultural hub of Johannesburg.

The streets of Braamfontein were taken over by the brand’s signature yellow submarine Tuk Tuks. The submarines caused quite a raucus and saw some of the most loyal flavour fans get the opportunity to get free beer delivered right to their doorstep step. This powered through the first frequency to deliver beer in partnership with 5fm’s weekend play date. The mechnanic uses the hastag #SaveySaturday encouraging deliveries and interaction online.

To launch the campaign and the 18 pack in the most exciting way Flying Fish partnered with Let’s Play Outside, which is a leading platform and collective of creatives and artists. They launched the Let’s Play Outside Festival which saw over 100 street artists come together in 2017. The festival will be back this year with the brands collaborating ahead of the festival which is set to take place on the 28th of April.

The event saw a whole host of cultural curators, media and bloggers including Dj Switch, personality Miss Kay and dancer Lee Che in attendance. Model and presenter Tino Chinyani, of Channel O’s Top 5 Drive took guests through the proccedings with entertainment being provided by the likes of Twins on Decks and upcoming DJ Sistamatik. Guests brewed in the play through interactive elements at the venue which included a photobooth set up with the signature yellow submarine Tuk Tuks.

“The #SaveMySaturday campaign is all about giving an opportunity to consumers to brew out the boring and add some flavour and play to their Saturday’s. We want our consumers to be able to enjoy more for less to share with friends and the all new 18pack allows them to do just that.” said Flying Fish Brand Manager Maisha Mamabolo “To do this we have created the first frequency to deliver flavoured beer right to consumers doorsteps and partnered with incredible platforms like LPO and personalities like Sphe & Naves, Twins on Decks and PH who embody the ethos of adding some play to their lives ” he added.

The #SaveMySaturday campaign will run until the beginning of April in various regions across the country.

MTV Shuga IRL Wins Best Youth Programme at SAFTA 2018 

MTV Shuga – In Real Life has won the award for Best Youth Programme (TV/Non Fiction) on night one at this year’s SAFTAs hosted at Sun City. This comes hot on the heels of the South African premiere of MTV Shuga Naija last week.


The first night of the awards ceremony celebrates the excellence in the technical craft of the South African Film and Television industry and all of the hardworking men and women behind-the-scenes who work tirelessly to bring the magic to the screens.


“The invaluable partnership between VIMN Africa’s MTV Base and the MTV Staying Alive Foundation serves to empower young people on the continent,” says Monde Twala, Vice President for Youth, Music and BET at Viacom International Media Networks Africa, “It’s the strength of local storytelling by local talent, and the innate understanding of our audience, that has ensured that MTV Shugaand the complimentary shows like MTV Shuga IRL continues to expand its Pan-African and global fan base.”


Spearheaded by the MTV Staying Alive Foundation, MTV Shuga is a TV drama that is part of a broad-based mass media campaign focused on HIV prevention and sexual reproductive health. As part of the wider campaign, a documentary called MTV Shuga: IRL (In Real Life) was also produced, that looks at the real-life stories behind the fictional drama of MTV Shuga. The audience is guided throughout the documentary by various cast members from MTV Shuga. The show has proved to be impactful across the African continent because it tells the truth about the realities of young people’s experience. It’s relatable, raw and real.


Says Georgia Arnold, Executive Director, MTV Staying Alive Foundation: “I’m absolutely thrilled that MTV Shuga: In Real Life has won the SAFTA for Best Youth Programme 2018. MTV Shuga IRL is a testament to the complexities of young people’s day to day lives, and as the programme leads us through the three stories, it allows space for the audience to reflect, rather than judge; and as always with all MTV Shuga content, there is a clear link at the end to real-life support and advice for anyone who needs it. Importantly the funding of the series through our partners is what ensures we are able to expand positive impact in society.”

“In order to produce this show, we asked young people going through hard real-life truths to trust us with their stories and they did, which is what made MTV Shuga – In Real Life such a powerful show. I love that the MTV Staying Alive Foundation boldly embraces these real issues,” says show director Tarryn Crossman.


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