Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Tiwa Savage Lands Role On MTV Shuga Series

Singer Tiwa Savage has bagged a role on the MTV Shuga series, which starts filming on location in and around Lagos this week.

Tiwa will make her TV debut in Shuga in the role of Sade – glamorous owner of Badoo Tree nightclub, a favourite hangout of the key characters.

Hand-picked by director Biyi Bandele, the cast for the hotly anticipated series includes a mixture of well-known faces and some exciting newcomers. Beat FM DJ and Morning Rush host Maria Okanrende (@MariaOkan) plays the key part of Foye - an ambitious radio and club DJ with a domineering mother.   "Oliva Tweest" star Dorcas Fapson takes on the role of Sophie – a failing student who's 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 (@okeziemorro), while "Tinsel" soap star Chris Attoh (@ChrisAttoh) plays the role of Kofi, a domineering husband.
 
Other key cast members include: Adeyemi Okanlawon (David) - a handsome medical student; "Dear Mother" child star Sharon Chisom Ezeamaka (Princess) - Sophie's naïve 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 cast will join previously announced Shuga Series 2 stars Emmanuel Ikubese, who returns in the role of music promoter Femi, and Kenyan actor, singer and model Nick Mutuma who plays the role of Leo, a close friend of Femi's from his Nairobi student days.
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