Being in the business of turning fledging talent into on-screen superstars, MTV Base are always looking for more!

In partnership with Breezer, the four city regional auditions seek to find talent that “Live Life in Colour” as the MTV Base VJ Search kicks off in Joburg on Saturday 3 June and ends on Saturday 24 June in Port Elizabeth.

If you think you have what it takes to join our alumnus Sizwe Dhlomo, Vanessa Mdee, Sandile Ntshingila, Ehizojie “Ehiz” Okoeguale, Nomuzi Mabena and Fikile “Fix” Moeti, this is your chance to prove it to our expert panel of judges when the latest edition of the nationwide MTV Base VJ Search comes to your city. Entries are now open!

By 30 July 2017 the new VJ will be announced and awarded a 12-month contract as an ambassador for the network while they also stand a chance to host MTV Base shows and interview some of the biggest music stars in the world at international award shows such as the Video Music Awards (VMAs), European Music Awards (EMAs), and The MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMA). They are expected to have a passion for global and African youth culture and music, and must be authentic and “live life in colour”, just like the network’s audience.
Monde Twala, Vice President for BET, youth and music commented, “MTV Base VJ Search provides an amazing opportunity for young and aspirant talent to be part of the MTV Africa family. We encourage everyone to heed the call and show up in droves in this national drive to open up the industry and discover the next Sizwe, Sandile or Nomuzi Mabena”.

Inaugural winner, Sizwe Dhlomo said on winning the first MTV Base VJ Search, “Winning the first MTV Base VJ Search transformed my life overnight, from the ordinary to the extraordinary. It gave me the opportunity for a wonderful and challenging career in media and entertainment industry.”

Dhlomo has gone on to host various shows on MTV Base, and holds down two radio shows on 947 and 702, while the most current winner Sandile Ntshingila has worked with big fashion brands and has travelled the globe representing the brand.

Said the suave Sandile Ntshingila, “Winning MTV Base VJ Search opened many doors for me, changed my life because it granted me the opportunity to meet people I admired in the music and television business while it also gave me the right platform to propel my dreams in other ventures that relate to the entertainment business.”
Auditions will be held at these dates and venues:

3 June: Zone 6 Venue, Soweto, Johannesburg
10 June: Olive Convention Centre, Durban
17 June: Belmont Square, Cape Town
24 June: The Beach Hotel, Port Elizabeth.

Registration for the MTV Base VJ Search auditions starts from 8:00 am each venue. Applicants are encouraged to be on-site early as auditions will take place on a first-come, first-served basis. Applicants must be South African residents between the ages of 18-25 with fluent English. Prior presenting or TV experience is not required. Applicants must bring a valid ID with them and be available to participate in the elimination phases of the competition between 24 May and 30 July. For full terms and conditions, to download the audition script and to view online submissions, please go to and follow the link to the MTV Base VJ Search microsite. To upload a video entry, please upload a 90 second video clip (.m4v, .mp4 format) to, or post your Audition Video (or a link to it) to your social media account (Instagram, Facebook, Google+ or Twitter or all of the above) using the hashtag #MTVBaseVJSearch.

The MTV Base VJ Search is brought to you by Breezer. Live Life in Colour.

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