Get the exciting new Shuga comic!

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See the Shuga cast as you’ve never seen them before…

From MTV’s award-winning series, Shuga, comes the new Shuga comic book based on the gripping story of Nii and Malaika from season 3! Read the comic in full or CLICK HERE to download it for FREE.

One of the most riveting and evocative storylines in Shuga Naija, the tale of Nii and Malaika’s turbulent relationship is powerful and, for many, disturbing, raising questions on gender-based violence and the ties that bind. This new comic book delves deeper into the lives of Nii and Malaika, and offers an alternative ending to their story.

The comic also provides useful tips on where to go for advice and support. It contains contact details of various organisations that assist victims of gender-based violence in Nigeria, as well as important emergency numbers in the country.

Fully produced in Nigeria by Kachifo, the Shuga comic boasts artwork from some of Naija’s top artists.

See more at Shuga.tv.

#ShugaArtist Search Extended

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In response to appeals from artists in different parts of the country who only heard about #ShugaArtist a few days ago, the organisers of the #ShugaArtist search have decided to extend the entry submission deadline to MIDNIGHT ON FRIDAY 16TH AUGUST, 2013.

Artists who have already submitted their entries are permitted to resubmit if they so desire.

Note, no further extensions will be given so please, be nice and spread the word.

The #ShugaArtist search seeks to find an artist to create a sizzling comic book based on the Shuga TV series. Based on storylines and characters from the award winning drama about youth, sex, health and relationships drama, this exciting opportunity will give an unrivalled platform for showcasing the best illustration and graphic design talent in Nigeria.

This is an official announcement from the programme organisers MTV Staying Alive Foundation and Kachifo Limited.

More #ShugaArtist Judges

And the unveiling continues. Meet two more of our fabulous #ShugaArtist judges.

 

Julie Allen

Julie Allen

Julie Allen

Julie Allen is Creative Director for Social Responsibility at MTV Networks International (MTVNI). In this role she is responsible for the strategic and creative development of pro-social media campaigns across all platforms for MTVNI – this includes long and short form on-air programming, events and digital content.

In addition to campaign-creation, Julie also spends time working on the Staying Alive Foundation – MTV’s global HIV prevention charity and one of the driving forces behind the Shuga series. She has created valuable fundraising initiatives for the charity – most notably MTV RE:DEFINE – an art auction, exhibition and gala held in Dallas, Texas, in partnership with The Goss-Michael Foundation. Julie was responsible for conceiving the original concept, developing it with curators and GMF, establishing the team and seeing it through from ideation to execution. Since 2011, two auctions have raised over $1.7m and seen work on show from over 50 artists including Damien Hirst, Marc Quinn, Tracey Emin and Shepard Fairey.

Some of Julie’s other notable highlights include being the Co-creator and Executive Producer of award winning MTV documentary Me, Myself and HIV as well as being the Co-creator of MTV Voices, MTV’s global pro-social platform for the millennial generation.

Tim Horwood

Tim Horwood

Tim Horwood

Biography

Tim Horwood is an award-winning Creative Director at Viacom International Media Networks where he currently heads up the Production and Creative departments of MTV, MTV Base, Comedy Central, VH1 and Nickelodeon in Africa. Tim’s portfolio recently expanded to include the role of Channel Director for MTV Base, MTV’s flagship, 24 hour Pan African Music and Lifestyle feed.

Tim started his TV career in front of the camera as an actor / TV presenter at the age of 10, and swiftly found his feet behind the camera as a director and producer. He has gone on to produce and oversee a vast number of Television shows and campaigns across Africa.

Leading by example, Tim heads up a team of young and passionate production, programming, marketing, talent & music personnel.

In 2012 Tim was a guest speaker at the prestigious PromaxBDA conferences in Africa, Australia and France and was invited to speak at the PromaxBDA conference in India and Singapore in 2013. He has been a South African Music Awards Judge for the last 8 years and was a part of the judging panel  for the International Emmy Awards 2013.

Tim officially resides in Johannesburg but spends his time working and travelling between South Africa, Nigeria and Kenya.

 

We’ve got together a veritable powerhouse of judges. There’s no doubt that we’ll be selecting the very best of the best as #ShugaArtist.

The countdown begins…

 

#ShugaArtist Judge, Tim Horwood, on Nigerian Artists and the Open Call

‪#‎ShugaArtist‬ search judge, Tim Horwood, on why any Nigerian comic artist worth their salt should be responding to this open call for the Shuga comic book.

COULD YOU DESIGN THE SIZZLING NEW SHUGA COMIC BOOK? from mtv staying alive on Vimeo.