South African actress and singer Mohau Mokoatle is part of MTV Shuga (series 4)

By Drum Digital
15 September 2015

She plays the new role of “Bongi” in the drama which started airing this past Sunday.

Mokoatle, who plays the new role of “Bongi” in the drama, joined the cast of the sizzling sex and relationships drama and multimedia campaign earlier this year.

Prompted by her extensive involvement in theatre during her schooling and tertiary years, the Soweto-raised actress and songstress naturally took to acting. Mohau graduated with a Dramatic Arts degree in 2014 and dedicated 2015 to further exploring her craft, landing her first professional role on MTV's Shuga according to the drama's website.

MTV Shuga is a long-running pro-social campaign developed by the MTV Staying Alive Foundation and MTV Base in partnership with NACA, PEPFAR, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, UNICEF and UNFPA, carrying important public health messaging aimed at a young audience.

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Fusing sexual and other public health messaging with world class storytelling and appealing, believable characters, MTV Shuga (series 4) picks up the story some months after the end of series 3, exploring a number of themes and storylines that include first sex, grooming of adolescent girls, prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) of HIV, disclosure of HIV status, sexual assault within a relationship, stigma, mentoring, and the use of helplines.

Filmed on location in Lagos earlier this year, MTV Shuga Season IV is scheduled to air on 120 broadcasters across the world, making it the most widely distributed season to date.  For the first time, the highly anticipated fourth season will be translated into French and Portuguese language versions, extending the reach of MTV Shuga into Francophone and Lusophone territories.

Other famous faces involved in series 4 include Nigerian stars Ice Prince, Patoranking and Reminisce, who collaborated to create “Catch Me”, the new theme song for MTV Shuga. Patoranking also appears as himself during episode 1, while Eva Alordiah, M.I. and Jagz make cameo appearances later in the series.

The show airs weekly, Sundays, on MTV Base 22:00 CAT and repeats Monday at 22:30 CAT.

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