MTV Shuga, the sizzling sex and relationships drama, will have over ten new actors joining the cast in the fourth season. For most of the new cast, the series will mark their debut into professional acting.
Of note is South African actress and singer Mohau Mokoatle who was chosen for a juicy new role in the prestigious TV series. Mohau, will be interpreting the new role of Bongi, a 15 year old songwriter and wannabe singer from South Africa who is living in Nigeria with her family. MTV Shuga represents the first professional acting gig for Mohau, who graduated in 2014 from the University of Witwatersrand with a B.A. in Dramatic Arts. Raised in Soweto, Mohau originally hails from Matatielein the Eastern Cape and speaks English, Sesotho, isiZulu, isiXhosa and Setswana.
Speaking with sabinews at a location, Mohau said, “Nigerians are very warm. How Nigerians are perceived back home is totally different from the reality. Nigerian filmmakers work really hard and I’ll certainly come back and work here if the opportunity arises.”
Mokoatle joins returning cast members Dorcas Shola Fapson (Sophie) Emmanuel Ikubese (Femi), Sharon Ezeamaka (Princess), Nick Mutuma (Leo), Chris Attoh (Nii), Timini Egbuson (Tobi), and Olumide Oworu (Weki) in series 4 of MTV Shuga. Other new cast members include Adesua Etomi (Sheila), Peace Hyde (Eniola), Zoe Favour (Mary), Jemima Osunde (Leila), Tunbosun “Tuby” Aiyedehin (Sheila’s mum), Jude Chukwuka (Sheila’s dad), Kate Adepegba (Sheila’s aunt), Paul Adams (Sheila’s uncle), Ifeanyi Dike Jr (Sheila’s brother), Najite Dede (Mary’s mum) and Ahide Adum (Mary’s dad).
Filming for MTV Shuga is already underway in Lagos and the show is slated to hit TV screens later this year. The new season is set to top the success of series 3 of MTV Shuga, which aired to more than 550 million households in Africa, Europe, UK, The Americas, Asia, Australia and Oceania, and the Caribbean.
Fusing sexual and other public health messaging with world class storytelling and relatable characters, the new series of MTV Shuga will focus on a range of themes relevant to young people, including adolescent girls, first sex, gender-based violence, HIV testing and counselling, prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) of HIV, disclosure of HIV status, stigma and the use of helplines.
MTV Shuga season 4 will premiere on MTV Base and partner TV stations later this year.
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