The MTV Staying Alive Foundation and MTV Base have revealed the key casts for the upcoming production of Shuga? Lagos, the award-winning TV drama, which will start filming on location in and around Lagos this weekend.
Hand-picked by director Biyi Bandele, the cast for the highly anticipated series includes a mixture of well-known faces and some exciting newcomers. Beat FM DJ and Morning Rush host Maria Okanrende plays the key part of Foye ? an ambitious radio and club DJ with a domineering mother.
Singer cum songwriter, Tiwa Savage will also make her TV debut in Shuga in the role of Sade, a glamorous owner of Badoo Tree nightclub, a favourite hangout of the key characters.
?Oliva Tweest? star Dorcas Fapson, takes on the role of Sophie, a failing student who is not averse to using her body to get what she wants. The pivotal male role of Ekene, a young music promoter with a steady girlfriend but a roving eye will be played by Okezie Morro, while ?Tinsel? star Chris Attoh, plays the role of Kofi, a domineering husband.
Other members of the cast include: Adeyemi Okanlawon (David) ? a handsome medical student; ?Dear Mother? child star Sharon Chisom Ezeamaka (Princess) ? Sophie?s na?ve 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.
The Shuga crew is also giving viewers the chance to get involved in the casting process by voting who gets to take two walk-on roles. Chosen from the hundreds who showed up for the public auditions held in Lagos on the 26th and 27th of July. Six candidate?s auditions will be available for online voting from the 14th of August. (vanguardngr)