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Calling all budding stars! Audition for MTV Shuga Season 6 | Saturday, August 12th



Following the announcement of MTV Shuga’s return to Nigeria, the award winning international drama series will be opening its doors to acting hopefuls as it sets out to discover new talent in Nigeria.

The show, which has had five successful seasons; Nigeria, Kenya, and South Africa, focuses on real issues affecting young people and tells hard-hitting stories that revolve around contraception, sexual health, family planning and social issues.

Auditions for the long-running Pan-African drama series are open to Nigerian residents aged 18+ and will be held:

Date: Saturday 12 August
Time: 9 am
Venue: Planet One, Maryland, Ikeja, Lagos.

The auditions will be open from 9 am until 6 pm. Participants will be required to provide one Head Shot photograph (Minimum size 4×6 inches) and a form of photo identification, such as a Passport, Driver’s License, National ID Card or Student ID Card.

Hopefuls are advised to arrive early, to guarantee their spot, as the audition will be held for one day only.

Budding actors & actresses who are unable to attend the physical audition need not worry as they can also submit a short video audition on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter using the hashtag #MTVShugaAudition.

A script will be available on The online auditions will be open from Friday 28 July to Wednesday 23 August 2017.

MTV Shuga, which aims to champion and exhibit Nigerian talent, is a multi-sectoral partnership that involves the MTV Staying Alive Foundation and is supported by MTV Base Africa, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the US Government and various UN agencies and NGOs.

MTV Shuga would-be actors will be judged by a diverse range of industry experts and selected based on their acting skills and originality.

MTV Shuga, which is commissioned by the MTV Staying Alive Foundation, has helped exceptional actors like Oscar winning Kenyan actress Lupita Nyong’o and Emmanuel Ikubese jumpstarts their careers. Previous stars to have come through the public auditions include Samkelisiwe Makhoba, who showcased her talents in the leading role of ‘Khensani’ in MTV Shuga: Down South.

Audition winners will join returning cast members Sharon EzeamakaTimini Egbuson and Jemima Osunde on set for the new season.

The sixth and seventh seasons of MTV Shuga will premiere on MTV Base (DStv Channel 322) and BET (DStv channel 129), as well as MTV networks and other third party broadcasters around the world in 2018.


  1. Bolaji

    July 31, 2017 at 4:08 pm

    Loved the last one. Hope they get good writers and directors on board.

  2. fafa

    July 31, 2017 at 4:47 pm

    I just want to cry now. I have been waiting for this, checking every day for this and their instagram page. Now it has come, it is only in Lagos. I know that Lagos is the film centre of Naija but not every aspiring actor is in Lagos. It’s unfair. Even the Lagos, Abuja, PH circle would have been fine. I’m not far from Abuja. I can go. What about the video/social media auditions that have been trending lately? Please reconsider. In as much as I have faith in my powess as an actor, I cannot fathom travelling all the way to Lagos, paying for a hotel, travelling back and not getting any role. Please provide other options I beg! Lagos is not Nigeria. Or maybe it is. Apparently.

    • Baby gurl

      July 31, 2017 at 6:27 pm

      Madam/Oga calm down. No vex. Read again there’s an online audition window.

    • Otunba Gupta

      August 1, 2017 at 12:56 am

      Did you read?
      Did you see the part where it said that those who cannot come physically can still send in their auditions online?

      If you can’t pay attention to details, then how do you want to make it as an actor?
      Do you think acting is all about smiling sheepishly and wearing different clothes?

      You send you can’t travel to Lagos when you are not assured of getting the role?

      You never ready.

      Thank God Timi Dakolo who slept in a bus park before his auditions didn’t say this.
      Imagine I would never have heard ‘Great Nation’!

      Stay where you are in Jalingo, the auditions will come to a place close by, you hear?


  3. Ever Green

    August 1, 2017 at 3:52 pm

    @Otunba Gupta, ha see how you vex gan………… well said

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