MTV Shuga Season 6, Episode 4 is out and at this rate, you just might stumble on this page and realize that it has exhausted all the amazing points to give the TV Series.
Just to avoid the extras of compliments, let’s get to the point of Episode 4 review.
Thankfully, Episode 4 of MTV Shuga moved largely away from some of the principle characters in the previous episodes and focused on more key characters; Princess, Khalil, Weki and Tare. Mrs Olotu also makes her dramatic way into this episode.
This episode makes you want to relax and think less critically about it being right. You just want to let down your hair, grab a tall glass of something and enjoy the evolution of each character.
We know more than the glimpses of previous episodes, the struggle of being the underprivileged UPCOMING artist and the resilience of Khalil (Moses Akerele), Tobi’s personal assistant.
Khalil is a character to look out for as my guts tell me he might topple Tobi’s stake to the superstar status. His talent can afford it after all.
Episode 3 ended with former lovebirds, Weki and Leila stumbling upon each other at the pharmacy CATCH UP so it comes as no surprise that Weki and Leila hang out to catch up on old times in this episode. The awkwardness of the scene was nicely captured by Jemima Osunde and Olumide Oworu although there appeared to be a barely noticeable disconnect with Oworu’s reaction to Jemima’s outburst when she misinterprets Weki’s innocent concern for prying and trying to embarrass her for buying condoms with someone she is sleeping with. It smoothened out pretty fast.
Mrs Olotu makes a come back in this episode. If Funlola Raima’s character in MTV Shuga season 6 is one of your favorites, then you’re in luck!
The hope of getting around Funlola’s interpretation of the character, Mrs Olotu remains unrealized. In this episode, Mrs Olotu makes another theatrical appearance.
In all of Shuga’s awesomeness in its choice of cast, the decision to force Funlola Raima into the character of Mrs Olotu was a failed attempt judging by how she has translated the character in two episodes.
This is not to say she isn’t an amazing actress, just that she isn’t carrying the character right. Most Mrs Olotus of this world don’t even know that they are being dramatic, it is simply a natural behavioral pattern for them as opposed to the dramatic push down of her spectacles and the exaggerated speech.
Who would have thought that Faa had the singing part in her? OK, just kidding! The show wanted us to see a new angle to the already rounded character, Faa. The last two scenes involving Faa and Khalil could have been smoothened out and allowed to flow more naturally. The echoes, Faa’s mime not rhyming with the song ensured that the scenes turned out unappealing.
We are supposed to be letting our hairs down right?
On the fun part, Princess (Sharon Ezemaka) finally takes a break from the serious life of motherhood and visits the club where she meets a new guy. It appears that we are about to be introduced to a new twist for Princess especially as her old flame, Tobi catches her grand entrance but refuses to say hello.
For Ebisinde, things are beginning to thicken up. It’s no longer dices and brawls to make some cash as he and his crew take a new step into the world of car (auto) burglary.
Ultimately, Episode 4 isn’t as spicy as 3 but definitively gives us more information about the key characters. It’s definitely one of the best ways to relax this weekend.