The highly anticipated fifth season of MTV Shuga Naija premiered on Thursday at an exclusive event in Lagos.
The premiere began with a press conference focused on the series’ themes, followed by a private screening of the new season.
Adesua Etomi-Wellington, John Njamah, Tomiwa Tegbe, Maggie Osuome, Okey Uzoeshi, Gbubemi Ejeye, Genoveva Umeh, Ilooise Omohimin, Sharon Jatto, Lexan Peters, Bolaji Ogunmola, and Susan Pwajok are among the cast members of the latest season.
Kanaga Jnr, from Big Brother Titans, will play the series lead, while Chioma Edak, who was discovered through the MTV Shuga Naija public auditions last year, will play a supporting role.
Kanaga Jnr said;
“This season, we have partnered with Unitaid, the Global Innovation Fund, and Paramount to address issues on gender-based violence, COVID-19 vaccine confidence, women’s empowerment, and modern contraception, as well as generate demand for the HIV self-testing kits now available in Nigeria,” stated Anita Adesiyan, Country Manager, MTV Staying Alive Foundation.
“True to our ethos of promoting safer lifestyle choices and advocating against harmful cultural practises through entertaining drama, the new MTV Shuga Naija season will give our viewers a broader perspective on everyday issues that affect young people as they try to find their place in the world,” Adesiyan added.