At the Indoor sports hall of the University of Lagos, music super stars, Ice Prince, Reminisce and Patoranking
, joined actors of the award winning series, Shuga, to call for safe sex among students and young adults who gathered for the On Tour With Shuga show.
The event which held on Saturday, hosted by MTV VJ Ehiz, had in attendance Emmanuel Ikubese, Sharon Ezeamaka and Timini Egbuson. DJs Humility and Neptune added colour to the night with their mixes.
The four-hour event featured a variety of exciting activities including free HIV testing and counselling, meet and greet sessions with the cast of the series, auditions for a presenter of the MTV Shuga 4 premiere red carpet as well as question and answers sessions bothering on topics around HIV and AIDS.
One of the high points of the evening was the painting of a portrait of popular reggae-dancehall singer, Patoranking, in five minutes by a 500 level student of Medicine and Surgery of the University of Lagos, Fola David. This shocked many of the students as Fola made the painting upside down, a style believed to be one of the most technical approaches to painting.
MTV also shot the video for Catch Me, the theme song of Shuga season 4 at the mini concert. The shoot had Patoranking, Ice Prince and Reminisce perform the song to the excited audience all of who swayed and sang along.
Patoranking also shocked many of the students when he handed over a Louis Vuitton jacket and shoes to one of the students, Austin Anyansi, a 200 level student of Sociology.
Reacting to the success of the mini festival, head of marketing and partnerships, MTV Shuga, Emmanuel Uduma, who spoke with journalists said, ‘We are very excited at how this turned out. The support was amazing and we are grateful to every one including the Super Star acts that contributed to the success of this event’.
The On Tour With MTV Shuga kicked off on Saturday, May 2, 2015 at Monty Suites, Calabar and headed to Abuja for the second leg, which held at The Bank on Saturday, May 9. The tour ushered in the season 4 of the series, which will begin airing in a few weeks.