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Auditions for MTV Base VJ search opens in Abuja, Enugu & Lagos


MTV Base (DStv Channel 322) is going back on the road in Nigeria this August to audition thousands of potential new VJs to represent the youth and music channel.  The channel is on the hunt for a smooth-talking, quick-thinking, music-loving newcomer with swag and a big personality to become the stand-out new Nigerian VJ (TV presenter) for the youth and music channel.

For your chance to be the MTV Base star of the future, head down to the 2016 MTV Base VJ Search – Nigeria auditions for your chance to impress the judges and win a 2-year contract with MTV Base worth a cool 20 million Naira.

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.  The winner will also interview stars, emcee parties and concerts, walk the red carpet at entertainment events and travel all over the world representing MTV Base.

Auditions will be held at NAF Conference Centre & Suites, Abuja (9 August), De Dome, Enugu (12 August) and the Classique Event Centre, Lagos (16 August). Doors open at 9:00 am.  To register your application please go towww.mtvbase.com. Successful applicants will be notified by SMS or email one week prior to the auditions.

MTV Base’s brand new VJ will be following in the footsteps of MTV Base veteran Ehiz Okoeguale who won the channel’s second Nigerian VJ search back in 2013, and was transformed overnight from a job-seeker to a bona fide TV star!  Ehizhas subsequently hosted a multitude of MTV Base programmes and showbiz events, including the Official Naija Top 10,Word on the Street, and Real Talk, and interviewed stars from Lagos to Amsterdam and Hollywood, including artists likeTinie Tempah, Wale, Jidenna, Davido, Wizkid and Tiwa Savage.

“The most important quality required in an MTV Base VJ is that they should have the ability to communicate with and connect to our audience,” comments Alex Okosi, Senior Vice President & Managing Director, Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) Africa. “We’re looking for someone who lives and breathes contemporary youth culture, with a strong personality, and the energy and confidence to build their brand and make a long-term career in the entertainment business.”

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, please go to www.mtvbase.com and follow the links to theMTV Base VJ Search page.  Alternatively, download the MTV Base VJ Search App from the Google Android app store athttp://bit.ly/29TXtjU.

The winner of the MTV Base VJ Search Nigeria will be revealed on 25 September 2016.

For more information on the MTV Base VJ Search, please go to www.mtvbase.com, or follow the conversation about the search on Twitter and Facebook at @MTVBaseWest using the hashtag #BaseVJSearch.

The official partners of the MTV Base VJ Search – Nigeria are City 105.1 FM (Lagos), Hot 98.3 FM (Abuja), Solid 100.9 FM (Enugu), Dream 92.5 FM (Enugu), Bella NaijaPulse.NgOlorisupergal and Too Xclusive.

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