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Shuga 

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Daring drama that follows the lives of a group of friends in Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa as they encounter love, lust, and the challenges that come with being young.
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Series cast summary:
Mohau Cele Mohau Cele ...  Bongi 26 episodes, 2015-2019
Jemima Osunde Jemima Osunde ...  Leila 26 episodes, 2015-2019
Timini Egbuson Timini Egbuson ...  Tobi 26 episodes, 2013-2019
Ayanda Makayi Ayanda Makayi ...  Sol 20 episodes, 2017-2019
Given Stuurman Given Stuurman ...  Reggie 20 episodes, 2017-2019
Samkelisiwe Makhebo Samkelisiwe Makhebo ...  Khensani 20 episodes, 2017-2019
Jezriel Skei Jezriel Skei ...  Q 20 episodes, 2017-2019
Lerato Walaza Lerato Walaza ...  Zamo 20 episodes, 2017-2019
Tshiamo Molobi Tshiamo Molobi ...  Lemo 20 episodes, 2017-2019
Lehlohonolo Makoko Lehlohonolo Makoko ...  Abel Vilakazi / ... 20 episodes, 2017-2019
S'Thandiwe Kgoroge S'Thandiwe Kgoroge ...  Nomalanga 20 episodes, 2017-2019
Nqobile Sipamla Nqobile Sipamla ...  Phumzile / ... 20 episodes, 2017-2019
Thembie Matu Thembie Matu ...  Mama Chillaz 20 episodes, 2017-2019
Thuso Mbedu ...  Ipeleng 20 episodes, 2017-2019
Adebukola Oladipupo Adebukola Oladipupo ...  Faa 18 episodes, 2018-2019
Helena Nelson Helena Nelson ...  Diana 18 episodes, 2018-2019
Amal Umar Amal Umar ...  Hadiza 18 episodes, 2018-2019
Funlola Aofiyebi ...  Mrs. Olotu 18 episodes, 2018-2019
Sharon Ezeamaka ...  Princess 18 episodes, 2013-2018
Ruby Akubueze Ruby Akubueze ...  Frances 18 episodes, 2018-2019
Yomi Alvin Yomi Alvin ...  Ebisinde 18 episodes, 2018-2019
Uzoamaka Aniunoh Uzoamaka Aniunoh ...  Cynthia 18 episodes, 2018-2019
Segun Dada Segun Dada ...  Bada 18 episodes, 2018-2019
Chimezie Imo Chimezie Imo ...  Shina 18 episodes, 2018-2019
Sharon Jatto Sharon Jatto ...  Simi 18 episodes, 2018-2019
Yakubu Mohammed Yakubu Mohammed ...  Mahmud 18 episodes, 2018-2019
Rahama Sadau Rahama Sadau ...  Yasmin 18 episodes, 2018-2019
Tomiwa Tegbe Tomiwa Tegbe ...  Wasiu 18 episodes, 2018-2019
Moses Akerele Moses Akerele ...  Khalil 17 episodes, 2018-2019
Ikubese Emmanuel Ifeanyi Ikubese Emmanuel Ifeanyi ...  Femi 15 episodes, 2012-2017
Ange Eric N'Guessan Ange Eric N'Guessan ...  Daniel 13 episodes, 2019-2020
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Daring drama that follows the lives of a group of friends in Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa as they encounter love, lust, and the challenges that come with being young.

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 November 2009 (Kenya) See more »

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MTV Shuga See more »

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Oscar-winner Lupita Nyong'o starred in the first and second series of MTV Shuga. Broadcast worldwide, the show launched her career and bought her incredible performance as Ayira to international attention.

Two-time Emmy nominee Thuso Mbedu also found her feet starring in the 5th and 7th series of MTV Shuga (MTV Shuga: Down South), and is now set to star in her first U.S. production! Who will MTV Shuga discover next. See more »

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