Acting Career: MTV Shuga Rolls Out Jobs For Actors in Nigeria

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Acting Career - MTV Shuga Rolls Out Jobs For Actors in Nigeria

International TV Series, MTV Shuga, is Hiring in Nigeria

In today’s challenging times, a rising number of talented minds give up on their dreams for lack of opportunities to test the strength of their gifts. Many quit too early. To encourage budding talent, MTV Staying Alive Foundation, producers of award-winning Pan African TV drama series, MTV Shuga has rolled out acting jobs and opportunities for actors in Nigeria.

MTV Shuga acting jobs (1)

In line with its commitment to provide brilliant actors in Nigeria an opportunity to compete with their peers all over the world, MTV Shuga is currently on the lookout for individuals with a desire for the silver screen, to feature in the widely acclaimed drama series.

Over the course of 5 seasons, MTV Shuga has been shot on several locations including Kenya, South Africa and Nigeria. The new seasons 6 and 7 of the popular show are being shot in Lagos, Kaduna and Kano.

Since inception, the leading TV series has featured celebrated talents such as Oscar-winning actress, Lupita Nyong’o, Tiwa Savage, Emmanuel Ikubese, Nick Mutuma, Chris Attoh, Olumide Oworu, Adesua Etomi, Sharon Ezeamaka, Jemima Osunde, Vanessa Mdee and Timini Egbuson amongst several others stellar cast.

MTV SHUGA AUDITION announcement 1

The available roles are open to male and female Nigerian actors aged between 18 and 45 years. Applications commenced on July 28 and will run through to August 23, 2017. Wondering how to apply? Follow the steps below to participate in either the online or on-ground auditions:

MTV SHUGA AUDITION steps option (b) 1

1. Online Auditions:

  • Study the MTV Shuga audition script. Available here  
  • Record yourself acting out a scene from the script.
  • Upload your video on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram
  • Tag @MTVShuga and use hashtag #MTVShugaAudition in your post

2. On-ground Auditions:

  • Date: Saturday, 12th August, 2017.
  • Time: 9am – 6pm (2pm cut off time)
  • Venue: Planet One, 5, Mobolaji Bank Anthony Way, Maryland, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria


MTV Shuga acting jobs (2)

MTV Shuga, an initiative of MTV Staying Alive Foundation, fuses sexual and other public health messaging with world class storytelling and relatable characters to help young people live healthier, safer lives while being more socially responsible.

Samod Biobaku
A Nigeria-based writer and blogger who has written and edited for top brands including The SUN, Punch, Newswatch,, Bigsam Media, Nigerian Bulletin, Swish Interativ, Hello Nigeria, National LIFE, iCampus, Jobberman and Cheki.


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