The much-anticipated season of MTV Shuga Naija will return soon, with new characters and exciting storylines.
The new season, which was supposed to premiere today, May 7, 2023, will now air in two weeks.
The show’s handle announced the news online, saying, “We’re so sorry to announce a slight delay to the premiere of #MTVShugaNaija5. No worries #Shugafam, our new season will definitely be worth the wait. New #MTVShugaNaija season soon come.”
Season five, produced, written, and run primarily by women, sheds light on toxic masculinity, the aftermath of a COVID-19 death, gender-based violence, and an HIV-infected relationship.
MTV Shuga Naija regulars Adesua Etomi-Wellington (Sheila), Sharon Jatto (Simi), and Tomiwa Tegbe (Wasiu) return this season.
Genoneva Umeh, BBTitans‘ Kanaga Emmanuel Eme, Gbubemi Ejeye, Susan Pwajok, Maggie Osuome, Lexan Peters, Ilooise Omohinmin, and Chioma Edak are among the newcomers.
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The new season is produced by 1Pod Pictures and directed by Isioma Osaje and Temidayo Makanjuola. Co-directors include Adeola Osunkojo, Kayode Kasum, and Yemi “FilmBoy” Morafa.
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The writers’ room is led by Kemi Adesoye, who is joined by Tamara Aihie, Chiemeka Osuagwu, Sonia Irabor, and Fatimah Binta Gimsay.
Season five of MTV Shuga Naija will now premiere on MTV Base Channel 322 and BET Africa Channel 129 on May 21, 2023.