MTV Base VJ Search uncovers some of South Africa’s best talent


After a month-long nationwide search of MTV Base VJ Search sponsored by Breezer, the channel has wrapped its competition after screening over 8000 auditions in four cities including Johannesburg, Durban, Cape Town, Port Elizabeth and through their digital platforms. Now some of the best and hilarious auditions will be broadcast on MTV Base (DStv channel 322) beginning on 19 July 2017 at 21:00.

MTV Base VJ Search first opened its digital entries on 24 May and began its countrywide auditions on 3 June 2017 at their first venue, Zone 6 in Soweto, south of Johannesburg. Each weekend of the month of June, the search continued to Durban (10 June), Cape Town (17 June) and wrapped in Port Elizabeth on 24 June, where five of the best entries were picked from the various audition phases.

This Wednesday, watch the first two regional legs of auditions from Johannesburg and Durban as VJ hopefuls face the show’s panel of judges Luthando “Lootlove” Shosha, Thomas Gumede and Nomalanga Shozi while showcasing their best presenting skills.

Commented Monde Twala, Vice President for BET, youth and music: “We’ve spent many hours on the road and saw many talented young hopefuls with so much potential and edge. Viewers and fans of the brand must expect laughs, tears and some really great entertainment as we unearth fresh new talent through the MTV Base VJ Search show, it’s going to be must watch reality TV at its best. Thank you to all our partners for making dreams come alive.”

The ultimate winner will be revealed on 27 August 2017, joining the alumnus of the MTV Base VJs Sizwe Dhlomo, Sandile Ntshingila, Nomuzi Mabena and Fikile “Fix” Moeti. They will be awarded a 12-month contract with the network, where they will host some of MTV Base shows and interview the biggest music stars in the world at international shows such as the Video Music Awards (VMAs), European Music Awards (EMAs), and The MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMA) while they “live life in colour” with Breezer.

Category Head for Breezer, Asia Middle East and African markets, Anshuman Goenka said, “Throughout the contestants and consumers showed what it truly means to live your life in colour through their unique, charismatic, lively and colourful expressions of spontaneous energy and fun. This is the true freedom of Breezer’s spirit and reflects the contestant’s aspirations and positive values. It is encouraging seeing the incredible talent of these contestants who are following their dreams and daring to live even more courageously”.

Watch the first episode of MTV Base VJ Search on MTV Base (DStv channel 322) on 19 July 2017 at 21:00 CAT.

The MTV Base VJ Search is brought to you by Breezer. Live Life in Colour.

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