Amazing creative career opportunities at the MTV Africa Music Awards

mtv_music_awardsWe  have joined forces to help African youth break into the creative industries with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity working on the MTV Africa Music Awards KwaZulu-Natal (MAMA) 2015.

The MTV Africa Music Awards KwaZulu-Natal 2015, brought to you by KwaZulu-Natal Province in association with Absolut and in partnership with The City of Durban, will take place at the Durban International Convention Centre (ICC), KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa on Saturday 18 July 2015.

MTV Base is looking for four creative prodigies to work at the MAMA including:

  • A dancer with the moves and charisma to light up the stage
  •  A photographer with a knack for capturing the perfect moment
  • A social media journalist who knows just what MTV Base’s audience wants
  • A videographer with the skills to work in the high pressured, live environment

Commented Tim Horwood, Channel Director, MTV Base “This is the chance for keen young creatives in different disciplines to prove themselves at Africa’s biggest music event.  With the help of talented newcomers with a fresh perspective, we can make the best show in Africa even better, while simultaneously offering them the opportunity to gain real-life experience and add weight and depth to their résumés”

Each winner will get the chance to attend the MAMA 2015 in Durban, be part of the MTV Base team, and work alongside an experienced mentor in the relevant discipline.  MTV Base will cover all travel and accommodation costs – so make sure you’re available across the weekend of the 18 July!


We’re looking for a dancer who’ll get to show off their moves on stage. To score this life-changing opportunity, upload a 15 second clip to Instagram showing us the kind of moves we could expect to see from you in Durban. Hashtag your video with #MAMAdancer and tag @MTVBreaks.


We’re on the hunt for a talented camera person to work with the MTV Base production team to capture content for the What Went Down MAMA 2015 documentary.  To score this opportunity, upload a 15 second clip to Instagram that best showcases your camera skills with the hashtag #MAMAcamera and tag it @MTVBreaks.


As the MTV Breaks photographer, you’ll represent MTV Base on the red carpet, snapping the images to be used for MTV & MTV Base’s digital platforms across Africa. To prove that you’re the best person for this job, capture an awesome action shot and upload it to Instagram using the hashtag #MAMAphotographer and tag it @MTVBreaks.


We’re searching for someone to be the voice of MTV and MTV Base across our social media platforms during the MAMA 2015. To show us that you’ve got what it takes, tweet a commentary to either your favourite MTV music video or MTV show. Send at least five tweets, so we can get a taste of your creative style. Hashtag every tweet #MTVBreaks and #SM.

The MTV Africa Music Awards 2015 will broadcast live on MTV Base (DStv Channel 322) and MTV (DStv Channel 130) on Saturday 18 July. The show will also be transmitted worldwide on partner stations and content platforms from 18 July.

DStv, Gagasi FM and Yfm are the official media partners of the 2015 MTV Africa Music Awards KwaZulu-Natal.

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