Beat FM OAP, Fade Ogunro, 2013 MTN Project Fame winner, Ayoola and Nigeria’s rep at the 2014 BBA, Lilien Afegbai on Saturday, March 21, 2015 joined over 700 aspiring talents at MTV Shuga auditions held at the Protea Hotel, Maryland, Lagos.
The auditions had the candidates, one after the other, display their talents in a bid to secure a role in the series. The casting directors, filmmaker, Tope Oshin-Ogun, Oluyomi Ososanya and marketing and partnership manager, MTV SAF, Emmanuel Uduma were on standby to select deserving talents based on voice, acting skills, carriage, presence among other things criteria.
Along with a number of major roles, four minor roles will be chosen by public voting via the website, www.shuga.tv starting from March 30, 2015. The lucky candidates will now join Emmanuel Ikubese, Sharon Ezeamaka, Timini Egbuson and other cast members when the shooting begins in a few weeks.
MTV Shuga since its debut in 2009 has been credited for kick starting the acting careers of successful acts including Oscar winning Lupita Nyong’O, Tiwa Savage, Wizkid, Maria Okanrande and others.