Are you the next MTV Base VJ?

By Drum Digital
06 July 2012

MTV Base is looking for a fresh newcomer to be the next face of the popular entertainment channel. The lucky winner, who will be chosen after a series of auditions, will become one of the key faces of the music world.

What’s more, the chosen VJ will also host various programmes on MTV Base, interview top stars, MC entertainment events and travel around the continent.

2005 winner, Sizwe Dhlomo, was just 21 when he first stepped into the world of showbiz – and what a journey it has been!

Today Sizwe is a renowned face in the South African music and entertainment scene and has presented a variety of events including MTV Base’s coverage on the MTV Europe Music Awards, Player and MTV Base Meets with MTN.

“This has got to be the best gig in TV,” says Sizwe Dhlomo. “Winning the first MTV Base VJ Search totally changed my life and it’s great that we are offering the same opportunity to new kids on the block who want to get their break into the entertainment business.”

This year participants are in for a treat as they’ll be judged by a panel of celebrities who know what it takes to be in the limelight. They are SABC presenter Bonang Matheba, hip-hop star HHP, DJ Asania Mosaka and MTV Creative Director, Tim Wood.

If you’re keen to see your name in lights and follow in the footsteps of Sizwe Dhlomo, don’t hesitate to enter the MTV Base VJ search!

What do you need to enter?

* A passion for music

* A magnetic and spunky personality

* Verbal dexterity

* A love for the entertainment world

* Aged between 18 and 25

* A completed registration form

When are auditions?

All auditions will be held at 9 am at three venues:

* Saturday, 14 July: Durban Getaway Shopping Centre, Durban

* Saturday 14 July: Cape Gate Shopping Centre, Cape Town

* Saturday 21 July: MTV Networks Africa, 1 Saxon Road, Hyde Park, Johannesburg

Watch the audition process on MTV Base every Tuesday from 7 August 2012. The winner will be crowned in October 2012.

For a registration form, full terms and conditions and more information, visit and follow the links to the MTV Base VJ search page.

*All applicants must be available between 24 to 28 July to participate in the elimination phases.

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