I am not one for public auditions, they actually make me very nervous and fill me with self-doubt, remember the Rhythm City audition? Well, after much pressure from my colleagues I decided to give the MTV Shuga audition a shot and to my surprise I was shortlisted and eventually got a role, how amazing is God’s favour? 1400 people and I am in the top 6 of those people? God God God and nothing but GOD!!!!!
Have a look at this article by MTV!
‘Hold up Shugafam, there’s more…
Remember the open and public auditions we held last year? In our search for Mzansi’s freshest new talent, we came across some serious fire. Although we were only looking for a couple of spots to fill, the sheer talent on display meant that we had to make an exception when picking our winners. We managed to go through the 1,400 dope auditions and come out the other end with six new members of MTV Shuga: Down South.
In particular, Samkelisiwe Makhoba, who came through the doors of Bassline in Joburg, is playing the massive role of “Khensani”, who’s finding her teenage years especially tricky. Other cast members hand-picked from the public auditions include Cebo Zikhali (“Kitso”), Sphelele Mzimela (“Sis No’xolo”), Herbert Sibanda (“Fentse”), Eve Rasimeni (a clerical nurse), and Thabiso Seboka (a soccer player).
The new cast members join our previously announced crew: Vanessa Mdee (“Storm”), Clint Brink (“Rakeem”), Thuso Mbedu (“Ipeleng”), Mohau Mokoatle Cele (“Bongi”), Jezriel Skei (“Quinton”), Emmanuel Ifeanyi Ikubese (“Femi)”, Nick Mutuma (“Leo”) & Adesua Etomi (“Sheila”).
Setting sail in the cool clubs, chilled spots and local schools of Braamfontein and the made-up township of ‘Zenzele’, MTV Shuga: Down South will be hitting your screens across Africa on MTV Base (DStv Channel 322), BET (DStv channel 129), BET International. The series will also air on other broadcasters and third party broadcasters around the world, including SABC in South Africa from 8th March 2017. The MTV Shuga project doesn’t stop there. As part of the series, we will also be running a radio drama series, peer educator programme, comic book, mobile information service, social media and a range of digital platforms.’