The last season of MTV Base produced ‘Shuga’ had Africa glued to the channel. Auditions were held recently for a new cast for the next season and we are pleased to let you know that ‘Shuga’ will feature amongst other actors Tiwa Savage, Beat FM DJ and Morning Rush host Maria Okanrende, ‘Oliva Tweest’ actor Dorcas Fapson and Tinsel star Chris Attoh.
Director Biyi Bandele picked the cast. Find below the roles that each actor will be playing:
Tiwa Savage: Sade – glamorous owner of Badoo Tree nightclub.
Maria Okanrende: Foye – an ambitious radio and club DJ with a domineering mother.
Dorcas Fapson: Sophie – a failing student who’s not averse to using her body to get what she wants.
Chris Attoh: Kofi, a domineering husband.
Other key cast members include: Adeyemi Okanlawon (David) – a handsome medical student; ‘Dear Mother‘ child star Sharon Chisom Ezeamaka (Princess) – Sophie’s naïve teenage sister; James Timini Egbuson (Tobi) – a conscientious student; Kachi Nnochiri (Osaro) – PA and ‘Mr Fixit’ to a corrupt businessman; Leonora Okine (Malaika) – Sophie’s married friend; and Olumide Oworu (Weki) – Sade’s 16-year old nephew.
Filming starts on location in and around Lagos this week.