Shuga Down South

Characters

Odirile

Odirile is a 25 year old Sotho-speaking man, who has not spoken, nor seen his parents in five years as a result of being gay. It is precisely this sim...


Thuli

Thuli is Sol’s 13-year old younger sister. Like her friend Arabeng, she is innocent and playful but she can also be cheeky when her ba...


Lemo

Little Lemo is not so little anymore. Lemo has started high school now and is trying to fend of the bullies but his small stature and smart tongue a...


Kwanele

Kwanele is a sweet, open minded and hardworking guy who lives with Reggie in digs. He is always so busy - working two jobs (one at the call centre wi...


Dineo

Smart and athletic tomboy, Dineo, is the first in her family to go to college. Her family's financial circumstances push her to make so...


Arabeng

Khensani’s cousin from Lesotho, Arabeng, is 13 going on 30. She comes to stay with Khensani and her family after her mother dies. She ...


Andile

Andile is a smooth, externally calm, and collected businessman. He makes a big impression on a certain young  lady in Zenzele when he o...


Reggie

Reggie is a talented soccer player and graffiti artist who is trying to get to grips with his sexual identity, and map ou...


Bongi

Bongi moves back to Zenzele from Lagos to stay with her Aunt Nomalanga; let’s just say she’s not exactly thrilled to be home! The one person that ...


Khensani

Khensani like many 15-year-old girls, wants to be older than she is. Her parent’s protectiveness, has caused her to have a desire for adventure, as ...


Ipeleng

Ipeleng is a bright young lady determined not to allow desperation to cause her to stray from her morals. Bills, food, money, school. When her mum pas...


Sol

Sol is the son of a rich taxi company owner in Zenzele, he is always on the hunt for a new girl and he woos them using his dad’s money. Sol gets int...


Quinton

There’s always that one dude in school who seems to have it all: good looks, athletic ability and a cool girlfriend. For MTV Shuga Down South ‘tha...


Zamo

Zamo is a self-proclaimed turn up queen, desperate for social media stardom. Zamo is flirtatious, sassy and knows what she wants: she is not one to be...