Thursday, 20 September 2012
WINNIE MANDELA CELEBRATES 76TH BIRTHDAY ON MTV MEETS
Recorded in July at her home in Soweto, with MTV Base VJ Sizwe Dhlomo and a panel of young people from across the continent, MTV Base Meets Winnie Madikizela-Mandela will air to viewers in 50 countries across Africa via DStv and other terrestrial channels.
Among the varied topics under discussion will be leadership, personal responsibility and the need for positive role models for young people.
Speaking on behalf of MTV Base, Alex Okosi, Senior Vice President & Managing Director, Viacom International Media Networks Africa, commented, “We are honoured that Ms Madikizela-Mandela has granted our youth panelists the great opportunity to share her wisdom and experience in a manner that is sure to inspire and motivate young Africans across the continent.”
Ms Madikizela-Mandela is among numerous high profile ‘influencers’ to have featured in Season 2 of the youth empowerment series, including Senegalese-American R&B and Hip Hop artist Akon, Hip-Hop pioneer and entrepreneur, Russell Simmons, South Sudanese supermodel Alek Wek, His Excellency Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, former President of Nigeria, Togolese international soccer star Emmanuel Adebayor and Hollywood actor Idris Elba.