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MTV Shuga Is Coming To Nigeria

MTV's popular drama Shuga: Love, Sex and Money is coming to Nigeria for it's third season. Learn how to audition here.


After 2 highly successful seasons in Nairobi, Kenya, MTV Shuga: Love Sex and Money is back, this time it's coming to Nigeria. The story follows a group of students whose situations change drastically with their need for the fast life, bringing to light some of the continent’s most crippling issues. Don't miss out on your chance to be a part of the new series of this highly addictive show - those of you based in Nigeria with acting talent and/or passion can audition for one of several roles in the new season. Auditions will be held 26th and 27th of July 2013 from 8am-6pm at the Protea Hotel, Ikoyi, Westwood, Lagos.

Popular Nigerian filmmaker Biyi Bandele, director of Chimamanda Adichie's "Half of a Yellow Sun," will bring his refined vision to this third installment that will see both new and old characters set the scene for more drama, lust and lessons learnt. Find more information on auditions here and watch the first episode of Shuga below:

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Global Citizen x OkayAfrica: The Impact of Conflict on Children

An estimated 1.4 million children have been hit by schools closing in the Tigray region of Ethiopia amid conflict and crisis. Here's how that's impacting Ethiopia's children.

In times of conflict and war, school-aged children could have their futures defined by whether or not they can access education amid ongoing violence.

Ethiopia's northern region of Tigray is in the midst of a war that has impacted millions of lives and affected neighboring regions, Amhara and Afar. The war — which has forced citizens to flee, has tipped the region into famine, and has barricaded humanitarian aid from reaching the most vulnerable — has now been going on for about 11 months.

As the beginning of the school season draws nearer, safely reopening schools, making education accessible, and protecting children from the impacts of violence in the affected regions is a priority for aid agencies.

"As schools prepare to reopen in early October in most parts of the country, in Tigray and the bordering regions of Afar and Amhara, where the conflict has expanded, education remains at a standstill," Director of Education Cannot Wait, Yasmine Sherif, told Global Citizen.

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Affectionately known as Lipgloss Boy, Enioluwa has become one of the most popular influencers in Nigeria — and he's done so without conforming to the notions of masculinity or imposed limitations on what a man should be able to do.