Get in here people! I have got good news for you. With four positively received and critically acclaimed seasons already in the bag, arguably one of the best – if not the outright best – web and television series in Africa by all ramifications, MTV’s Staying Alive Foundation and MTV Base initiative, SHUGA, returns for a fifth season on the 8th of March 2017 at 20:30 West African Time. The 8th of March, which, if the date and time on my Nokia torch light phone is correctly set, is tomorrow. I’m guessing you did not know this, so, please mention. And if you already heard prior to this post, just do me a favor, pretend like this was a timely reminder and thank me for it.
You can watch the Television premiere of the award-winning “edutainment” drama series on MTV Base (DStv Channel 322), BET (DStv Channel 129) tomorrow. However, those who prefer streaming will have to exercise some patience, as it will take an additional nine days, the 17th of March, for new episodes to be made available online – the longest nine days our lives.
Having been previously set in Kenya (season 1 & 2) and Nigeria (season 3 &4) as well, this installment of the show, billed as MTV Shuga: Down South, is set in South Africa, but it still has some of our favorite Nigerian faces – Adesua Etomi and Emmanuel Ikubese – as returning cast members. They will be joining the likes of Vanessa Mdee, Thuso Mbedu, Mohau Mokoatle Cele, Jezriel Skei, Nick Mutuma as part of the cast for the fifth installment of the show.
Another reason to be excited is that this season will run for twelve episodes. Can you believe it? That’s twelve episodes of highly entertaining contemporary drama stories, and of course, beautiful music.
In preparation for the premiere of the fifth season of sugar, you can afford yourself the pleasure of catching up on the previous four seasons via the links below.