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2012 MTV Base VJ Search In Nigeria Is ON!

MTV Base (Dstv Channel 322 & STV) is on a nationwide search for a fast-talking, quick-thinking, music-loving newcomer to become the new Nigerian Video Jockey, or TV presenter, for its channel.

MTV Base’s new VJ will be following in the footsteps of veteran MTV Base VJ Cynthia “C-Von” Okpala who won MTV Base’s first ever Nigerian VJ search in 2007. Cynthia subsequently hosted many MTV Base programmes and showbiz events, co-hosted syndicated radio show “MTN Yellow Top 10 Countdown” and starred as “Ify” in MNet TV series “Tinsel”.

“For me, winning the first Nigerian MTV Base VJ Search was the most awesome way of breaking into the TV and entertainment business,” Cynthia Okpala said, “Five years ago, winning the search totally changed my life and it’s fantastic that MTV Base is now offering the same opportunity to new kids on the block who want to get their break into the entertainment business.”

For a chance to be the MTV Base star of the future, send a brief video clip of yourself  (to or upload at – maximum file size 8MB ) explaining why you should be the next MTV Base VJ to MTV Base or head down to the 2012 MTV Base VJ Search – Nigeria auditions at Fantasy Land, Lagos on 1 December for your chance to impress the judges.

Get through the auditions and you could be the one lucky winner walking away with the hottest job in entertainment. The new VJ will become one of the key faces of the music network, hosting programmes on MTV Base and on the MTV Base block on STV. The winner will also interview stars, emcee parties and concerts, walk the red carpet at entertainment events and travel all over the continent representing MTV Base.

The MTV Base VJ Search is open to Nigerian citizens aged between 18-25, with fluent spoken English and a valid Nigerian passport. Applicants already associated with another major TV or radio station are not eligible to participate. For full terms and conditions, or to download the registration form, go to and follow the links to the MTV Base VJ Search page.

The winner of the MTV Base VJ Search Nigeria will be revealed in early 2013.


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