The cast of the fourth season of MTV’s African drama series Shuga has been revealed.
Featuring in the new season are Nollywood actors Richard Mofe-Damijo, Funsho Adeolu, Osas Ighodaro, Omowunmi Dada and Belinda Yanga, plus Big Brother Naija 2018 finalist Tobi Bakre .
The returning cast includes Timini Egbuson, Rahama Sadau, Funlola Raimi Aofiyebi, Yakubu Mohammed, Bukola Oladipupo, Uzoamaka Aniunoh, Amal Umar, Alvin Abayomi, Helena Nelson and Ruby Akubueze.
Egbuson said: “I am so excited to be back on MTV Shuga Naija. This is my fourth series of MTV Shuga, and not only have I learnt so much from being involved, but I’m sure that our fans have grown with us too. MTV Shuga Naija continues to make a positive change in Nigeria, and I’m thrilled to be back on set again and to meet the new cast.”
MTV Shuga Naija is a multi-sectoral partnership involving the MTV Staying Alive Foundation and is supported by MTV Base Africa, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the United Nations Population Fund. It aims to encourage responsible sexual behaviour and tolerance.
Producer Tope Oshin said: “I’m elated to be producing the new season of MTV Shuga. We have so many issues in the world and while we entertain our audience, we also talk about serious issues raised in our communities. MTV Shuga is entertaining, witty and fun but also effects change within communities and inspire the next generation of young people to serve the world better.”
Georgia Arnold, executive director of the MTV Staying Alive Foundation, which produces Shuga in association with MTV Networks Africa, added: “The new series of MTV Shuga Naija has so many stories to tell: we’ll see characters dealing with family planning, contraception and gender-based violence among other issues – all of which are so relevant to our audience.
“The cast of the series are such an integral part of the work of MTV Shuga – they are not only brilliant actors but actors and ambassadors who work so hard to ensure that our messages are reaching and positively impacting young Nigerians across the country.”
Season four of MTV Shuga is set to premiere on MTV Base and BET in September. Past seasons of the show have been broadcast in more than 61 countries across the world, airing on more than 179 channels and reaching over 720 million households.