MTV Base is throwing down a challenge to the youth of South Africa, in search for a brand new VJ to represent the channel.
The new VJ will host shows on MTV Base and MTV as well as interviewing stars, MC-ing events, attending international awards shows such as the VMAs, EMAs and MAMAs, walking the red carpet, and travelling the continent – all while being an ambassador for MTV Base.
If you think you have what it takes to be the new face of MTV Base, applications will open in April 2016.
Since launching 11 years ago on 22 February 2005, MTV Base has nurtured a wealth of awesome talent. The first ever African VJ on MTV Base was Sizwe Dhlomo (now a fixture on the South African entertainment scene with not one but two radio shows to his name: “Bloc Party” on 947, and 702’s “Night Talk with Gugs and Sizwe”.
The channel has also provided launch-pads for Fikile “Fix” Moeti (a respected DJ on 5FM), Tanzanian Vanessa “Vee Money” Mdee (a successful radio & TV host, songwriter and recording artist) and – most recently – Sandile Ntshingla, host of MTV Base Roundtable: Hottest Newcomers 2016 and the MTV Base Official SA Top Ten.
MTV Base has not only announced VJ search but also the departure of popular VJ Nomuzi Mabena.
Nomuzi earned her place on the channel after winning the MTV Base VJ Search in 2012, an initiative designed to find and nurture raw entertainment talent. The former communications science student went on to host numerous shows on MTV Base, representing the channel at a wide range of entertainment events from the VMAs, to the MAMA and MTV Base Golden Beats, among many others.
MTV Base – VJ Timeline:
- 2006 – Durbanite Sizwe Dhlomo makes MTV Base history as the channel’s first ever African VJ
- 2006 – Fikile Moeti from Cape Town beats thousands of hopefuls to be appointed MTV Base’s first female VJ
- 2007- Vanessa Mdee becomes MTV Base’s first ever Tanzanian VJ
- 2012 – Nomuzi Mabena joins the MTV Base talent roster after winning a nationwide search for new talent
- 2013 – Sandile Ntshingla becomes the fourth South African VJ on MTV Base.