MTV Shuga: Veteran Actors, Akeem Rahman, Femi Durojaiye, Gabriel Afolayan, Others, Turn up For MTV Shuga Auditions.
The MTV Staying Alive Foundation & Leading Nigerian publishing company, Kachifo are inviting pitches from budding young Nigerian artists and illustrators (16-34) to create a sizzling comic book based on the Shuga TV series. Developing storylines and characters from the award winning drama about youth, sex, health and relationships drama, this exciting opportunity will give an unrivalled platform for showcasing the best illustration and graphic design talent in Nigeria.
Preparations for Shuga, being shot for the first time in Nigeria, are hotting up: last weekend, auditions were held in Lagos for the new season with people turning out in their hundreds to audition including well-known faces such as Gabriel Afolayan, Mo Eazy, Zaina, Toni Tones, Makida Moka, Akeem Rahman, Kaylah, Shine, Anis Halloway, Evaezi and Femi Durojaiye. Director Biyi Bandele is already in town for pre-production and shooting starts from August 2013.
If you think you have what it takes to turn the sizzling MTV Base TV series into a hot new comic book, please email a full colour comic book sample (6 pages maximum in Jpeg or PDF format), drawn to the attached script, omitting no part of the story, to firstname.lastname@example.org. File size must be 2MB or less. The submission must clearly state the name/s of entrant, current address, telephone number/s, and email address.
Submissions may be made by single individuals or teams. A team should consist of no more than three persons. The deadline for submission is midnight on Tuesday 13 August 2013. No entries submitted after this date will be considered.
The Shuga Comic Book will be published by Kachifo in January 2014.
Shuga will premiere on MTV Base (DStv Channel 322), Nigerian terrestrial broadcasters and other MTV networks and third party broadcasters around the world from December 2013. Other elements of the Shuga campaign will include a radio drama series, a peer educator programme, a mobile information service, social media and a range of digital platforms.
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