MTV Base Round Table Asks 'Who Are South Africa’s Hottest MCs of 2014?'

As we watch the last few sunsets of 2014 disappear over the horizon, MTV Base has (bravely) undertaken the task of putting together a panel to determine who South Africa’s Hottest MCs of the year are. The channel invited some of South Africa’s music industry colossi to join a roundtable discussion on November 14th at The Sheds in Johannesburg to draw up list of the 10 top emcees in South […]


Coke Studio Makes its African Television Debut (Video)

(photo credit: Capital fm 98.4) Coke Studio, a television series with a successful track record in Pakistan, India and the Middle East, kicked off in West and East countries including Nigeria, Uganda, Ghana and Kenya at the weekend. I was lucky enough to lurk behind the scenes for the making of some of the episodes for season one. Its premise is to pit African musicians from older and younger generations […]


MTVBase VJ Search South Africa '13: The Judges Cut

MTV Base VJ Search has swept the shores of South Africa once again for the 2013 leg of the competition. After last years success with the fabulous Nomuzi Mabena this year is set be one to watch as the entrants came out in the bucket loads to try out their skills in front of the MTV Base cameras. This time around the prizes aren’t just limited to the title of […]


Giveaway: Win double tickets to see comedian Joey Rasdien

The Comedy Central Presents gigs have become a must-see on South Africa’s stand-up circuit. This time around comedy heavyweight Joey Rasdien is headliner. Rasdien (@JoeyRasdien) was right there as post-Apartheid South Africa first learned to laugh at itself. As part of the collective of comedians behind the groundbreaking sketch show The Pure Monate Show, Rasdien and comedians such as David Kau and Kagiso Lediga found the funny in a changing […]


First Look: Watch Episode 1 of 'Love Games', a Weekly TV Series About Love & Relationships Among Five Zambian Women

When watching local TV in Zambia it is rife with Mexican and Filipino (seriously) telenovas. There is the odd spattering of locally produced TV that doesn’t really resonate and bores you to death, on top of its bad sound and dodgy picture quality. My love for all things TV made me ask, is this really the best we can do? Must we always turn to DStv for programming we can […]


Tats Nkonzo's 5x double tickets to see the musical comedian

From the hilarious wit to that I eyeshadow my with keeps hairpiece feeling your great especially the picture… megawatt smile and of course those guitar strings, Tats Nkonzo has very quickly become one of South Africa’s favourite comedians. Nkonzo has come from being a contestant to hosting one of the country’s biggest rea brand viagra price lity shows. He first made an appearance as a top 24 finalist on […]


Get to know Nomuzi Mabena, South Africa's newest MTV Base VJ

I caught up with Nomuzi Mabena the newly crowned MTV Base VJ to get to know the stylish 20-year-old a little better. The young woman from Gauteng beat out thousands of other hopefuls vying for one of the sweetest gigs on TV. Meeting Nomuzi, it’s e canadian viagra asy to tell exactly how she did it. She’s a bold (and bald) young woman with plenty of ambition and drive and […]



South Africa: A new face for MTVBase …and it could be you!

MTVBase kicked of a nationwide search for a new VJ this week. You’re sure to see thousands of 18 to 25-year-olds lining up for the gig of a lifetime as MTV is giving anyone with a TV glint in their eyes the chance to become the next face of the network. Veteran VJ Sizwe Dhlomo was the first winner of the competition in 2005 and has had the opportunity to […]


A Site We Love: Buni TV

I’m cheating. This spot is usually for blogs technically. But Buni TV, a web and mobile video channel, is too good and long overdue an idea to pass up. It’s an aggregation of innovative content you’re more likely to find off the beaten path of mainstream entertainment. It doesn’t say anything about curating just content from Africa, and it is brand new but so far that’s where the content appears […]



Tawiah and Ghostpoet perform 'Us Against Whatever' For Channel 4 (Video)

I peeped this recording for Channel 4′s Random Acts via the homies at Pinboard and had to share the goodness. Tawiah is something of an obsession of mine. (If you missed it, her free EP from Christmas past does not get old) Also, I love it when food is used as endearment. Like here where Ghostpoet (real name Obaro Ejimiwe) says, “I love you like chicken soup, some biscuits and lemonade.” To […]


MTV's 'Shuga' Launches + Behind The Scenes Pictures

Guest blog by Cathy Phiri Shuga: Love, Sex, Money has been in the pipeline for two years, and this past week, all that hard-work culminated in the star-studded premiere at the National Museum in Nairobi. But before the premiere, there was still the title track music video and the wrap show to be done. Music has always been a strong part of the Shuga series. This year MTV commissioned Bon’eye […]


'Shuga: Love, Sex and Money' featuring L Tido, Banky W, Wizkid and Bon’eye (Listen + watch trailer)

As promised, the title track for Shuga: Love, Sex and Money, MTV’s series and multimedia campaign designed to promote messages about safe sex and tolerance to African youth with the aim of changing their attitudes to risky sexual behaviours. It airs weekly in Africa from 14 February 2012 on MTV Base (DStv channel 322) at 20:30 WAT/ 21:30 CAT/ 22:30 WAT.   There will be six episodes followed by a discussion episode where the issues […]


Joelle Kayembe Is The New Face of Trace

Joelle Kayembe has posed for GQ, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, FHM and Sports Illustrated amongst other renowned publications. You might also recognise her from Ludacris’ Pimpin All Over The World video. The Congolese-born, South African beauty will now be known as the face of Trace, the international media brand available in 160 countries. Joelle will appear in jingles on all TRACE channels worldwide (TRACE Urban, TRACE Sports, TRACE Africa and TRACE Tropical) […]


Nigerian Soul Singer Bez To Debut 'That Stupid Song' On 106 and Park + Watch The Video Shoot

Nigerian video director Clarence Peters made another winner. The clip for Bez’s nostalgic song produced by Cobhams (Asa) gets a world-wide premiere on BET’s popular music countdown program 106 and Park tonight (Tuesday 31 January 2012 7pm GMT/ 9pm CAT), making it the first African ever to do so. Watch the behind the scenes clip below


Banky W, Wizkid, L-Tido, Bonie To Record Title Track for 'Shuga: Sex, Love, Money'

Nigerian artists Banky W and WizKid, South African rapper L-Tido and Bonie from P-Unit (Kenya) have been commissioned to write and perform the title track for Shuga: Love, Sex, Money - the second series of the sex and relationships drama set in Kenya. Star Nigerian music video director Clarence Peters will fly into Kenya in early February with Banky W, WizKid and L Tido to record the music video for the track.  Banky W and WizKid are also making cameo appearances in the TV drama […]