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MTV Shuga rewrites sex, rape and consent narrative

MTV Shuga In Real Life which aired on May 24 and will re-air today May 27 on DSTV Channel, MTV Base is looking to change the narrative of sex, rape and consent.  The documentary takes a deep dive into the lives of real life people with striking similarities to those we see on screen. The 30-minute special, will chronicle the lives of these real individuals as they   go through the struggles portrayed in the hit series.

While many TV series and movies have sometimes touched on the subject matter none has really taken such an honest approach to the problem like  MTV Shuga In real life (IRL). Here, it’s no acting, no script, no false depiction, just real life stories of people dealing with these issues that have plagued our society.

In this season, the drama portrays a young girl being sexually abused by older men at a party and a young woman trying to make a career in music only to be raped by a senior figure in the industry. In MTV Shuga IRL, a young woman caught in the world of transactional sex tells of being drugged and abused.

Some of the issues the documentary addresses are unprotected   sex, transactional sex, female education and the myths behind contraceptives.

While Nigeria as a nation may not have evolved quickly enough to curb some of these vices that have defined us, one of the highlights of the documentary was seeing people who have been caught up in transactional sex turn a new leaf and change their lives for the better.


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