Wednesday, 9 January 2013


Fun new reality show “MTV Base VJ Search - Nigeria” kicks off next week; the 3-part TV series focuses on the hunt for a brand new VJ (Video Jockey or TV presenter) for music channel MTV Base (DStv Channel 322 & STV) – one of the most coveted jobs in the music entertainment business!

Seven years after Cynthia “C-Von” Okpala became MTV Base’s first Nigerian VJ, the discovery of MTV Base’s newest VJ wannabe is only 3 weeks away. Episode one of the MTV Base VJ Search – Nigeria follows a host of hopefulls as they make their bid for fame and fortune.

Being a VJ is much harder than it looks - as the MTV Base cameras will demonstrate – and for every talented individual there are many who don’t make the grade! Highlights of the programme will include footage of the hot (and not-so-hot!) candidates as they go through the audition process. And, for a bit of fun, MTV Base put stars Banky W, Basketmouth, Funke Akindele and Brymo through their audition paces too…

The concept of a “VJ” or “video jockey” was created by MTV and revealed to the world on 1 August 1981 when MTV first switched on in the USA. Only the most talented individuals all over the world have since borne the prestigious title of “MTV VJ”.

Famous VJs through the years include Carson Daly, Daisy Fuentes, Trevor Nelson, Vanessa Mannillo, Jenny McCarthy and Sway – as well as South Africa’s Sizwe Dhlomo and Nigeria’s Cynthia Okpala.