MTV VJ, Ehiz, Sharon Ezeamaka to host MTV Shuga Tour

The duo of MTV VJ, Ehiz and actress, Sharon Ezeamaka will host three exciting editions of On tour with Shuga festivals in Lagos, Abuja and Calabar on May 2, May 9 and May 16 respectively. The tour, a new outreach campaign for MTV Shuga to further motivate young people on the need to know their status, is sponsored by MTV Base, MTV Staying Alive Founda­tion and Elton John Aids Founda­tion in partnership with NACA, PEPFAR, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and UNICEF. Accord­ing to Georgia Arnold, Executive Director of the MTV Staying Alive Foundation, each tour will bring the goals of MTV Shuga to life 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 the premiere of season 4 and also take free HIV testing and counseling sessions. Meanwhile, the shooting of the 4th season of the TV series will begin in a few days. It stars Mr Nigeria, Emmanuel Ikubese, Chris Attoh, Timini Egbuson, Olumide Oworu and a host of others. Like previous seasons, it will focus on a range of themes relevant to young people, including adolescent girls, stigma, prevention of mother-to-child trans­mission (PMTCT) of HIV, HIV test­ing, counseling and the use of help lines, gender based violence, first sex, and disclosure of HIV status.

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