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 […]


And The MTV Base African Music Award Nominees For 2014 Are...

The biggest and brightest contemporary artists from across the African continent and beyond were nominated in 15 different categories including Best Male, Best Female, Song of the Year and Artist of the Year.  Broadening the scope of the MAMA awards franchise, achievement in non-music fields was recognised in “Personality of the Year”, and “Transform Today by Absolut”, an award designed to recognize and support young, emerging and original African creative […]


MTV Africa Music Awards Return!

After a three-year hiatus, the MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMAs) return to the music calendar with a South African premier. The Mamas will be held at the Durban International Convention Centre on June 7, MTV announced at a posh press conference in Durban last week. It’s great news for those who’ve never experienced the spectacular African award event which was launched in Abuja, Nigeria in 2008, hosted by Wyclef Jean […]


Five Things I Learned Watching The MTV All Stars Kwazulu-Natal Show With Snoop Lion

All photos ©Al Nicoll The premise for this gig was highly ambitious: Line up 9 urban music acts – some South African and others from East and West Africa – in a stadium-sized arena with one high profile American headliner in Durban. Up until now the more obvious host city would have been Johannesburg (if anywhere in South Africa) or elsewhere on the continent, where any and all of these […]


Dr Malinga Kicks High With Hunter’s Oasis Tour and MTVBase. Win Double Tickets!

The remix of the classic bubble-gum track Via Orlando arguably became South Africa’s summer anthem this year. This weekend MTV Base takes DJs Vetkuk and Mahoota’s banger quite literally when the Hunter’s Oasis Tour takes a turn at Chaf Pozi in Orlando East, Soweto. And none other than the high-kicking, pastel-coloured safari suit wearing Dr Malinga will be there for a special appearance alongside the veteran DJs. The chisa nyama […]


'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 […]


Preview: Alicia Keys Meets African Youth on MTV Base (Video)

Young panelists from Africa get to know multi-platinum singer Alicia Keys in a one-to-one arranged by MTV Base Africa


5 Things You Should Know Right Now

Divas, racist brands, legends and style wars. It’s a lot going out there, and you should know about it. Get under the hood and get your scoop.


AfriPOP! x MTV Base & DSTV Give-Away

On Friday 10 June 2011 Joburg revellers can party it up at Brand:New vs Spanking New, an exclusive one-off night hosted at Hush club featuring SA Hip-hop veterans going head to head with the brightest star in the country’s house music scene. Tumi and The Volume and Zake Batwini are the unmissable main events for an evening you don’t wanna miss. Pop the hoods to win tickets.