MTV Shuga Auditions

Do you have what it takes to be the next #MTVShugaDS star?


 Tips from the directors:

Online Auditions:

Although the public auditions are only taking place in two cities, we are opening our virtual doors to every single South African resident between the ages of 18-25. From the 3rd of August to the 1st of September 2018, you’ll be to submit your online audition via Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. Here are the instructions on how to successfully submit your MTV Shuga Audition online:

  1. Record a video of yourself reciting the script below. (Tips: Ensure that your video and sound quality are of the highest standard possible. Practice a few times if you need to and take your time until you have the perfect audition. Feel free to dress like your characters too!)
  2. Once you’re happy with your audition, upload your video to Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. Do not submit your audition via Inbox or DM, make sure it is visible on your Timeline.
  3. This part is extremely important: make sure you tag @MTVShuga and use the hashtag #MTVShugaAudition in the caption of your video. Without these two elements, your audition video will not be counted.
  4. Has your video uploaded? Is your caption correct? Watch your video one more time and read through your text to make sure you haven’t missed out on anything. Once you’ve uploaded your video, get all of your friends to comment on your audition clip and wish you luck. This won’t affect our judging process, but it always feels great to know your friends have your back!
  5. Make sure your video is uploaded by the 1st of September at 23:59 CAT. Anything uploaded from the 2nd of September will no longer count!
    Remember: Only ONE online video per user will be counted, so make sure you only upload your best rendition of the script below. Please

If you’re interested in attending either of these audition rounds, here are the dates to mark on your calendars and the venues you’ll need to attend.


Venue: Zone 6 the Venue, Soweto (click here for map)
Date: 25 August 2018
Times: 8:30 am – 6:30 PM (Cut off time is 3:30 PM)


Venue: Olive Convention Centre, Durban (click here for map)
Date: 26 August 2018
Times: 8:30 am – 6:30 PM (Cut off time is 3:30 PM)

You can start practicing your audition script below and visit our MTV Shuga Audition Guide for an idea of what you can bring to your live audition.

Audition Scripts SA – 2018

Now that you have all the information you need, let us know how excited you are for #MTVShugaDS by using the hashtag on social media! Did you watch the first MTV Shuga: Down South? If you haven’t watched it before you can stream the full season here: