MTV looks for new host to replace VJ


Is your dream to be on TV? Music and youth authority MTV Base (DStv channel 322) is searching for a new host to replace VJ Nomuzi Mabena.

The news comes as MTV Base announces the departure of popular VJ Nomuzi Mabena.

Nomuzi earned her place on the channel after winning the MTV Base VJ Search in 2012, an initiative designed to find and nurture raw entertainment talent.

The former communications science student went on to host numerous shows on MTV Base, representing the channel at a wide range of entertainment events from the VMAs, to the MAMA and MTV Base Golden Beats, among many others.

The new VJ will host shows on MTV Base and MTV as well as interviewing stars, MC-ing events, attending international awards shows such as the VMAs, EMAs and MAMAs, walking the red carpet, and travelling the continent – all while being an ambassador for MTV Base.

Commented Tim Horwood, Head of MTV Base, “We are looking for fresh new faces with sass, style, street smarts who are immersed in music and contemporary culture. We want gals or guys who embody the spirit of youth in South Africa – raw talent that can step up, grab the opportunity with both hands and represent our channel across the continent.”

If you think you have what it takes to be the new face of MTV Base, applications will open in April 2016.

Since launching 11 years ago on 22 February 2005, MTV Base has nurtured a wealth of awesome talent.  

The first ever African VJ on MTV Base was Sizwe Dhlomo (now a fixture on the South African entertainment scene with not one but two radio shows to his name: “Bloc Party” on 947, and 702’s “Night Talk with Gugs and Sizwe”. 

The channel has since provided launch-pads for Fikile “Fix” Moeti (a respected DJ on 5FM), Tanzanian Vanessa “Vee Money” Mdee (a successful radio & TV host, songwriter and recording artist) and – most recently – Sandile Ntshingila, host of MTV Base Roundtable: Hottest Newcomers 2016 and the MTV Base Official SA Top Ten.


  1. I’m a 21-year-old female. I’m keen on auditioning for the 2016 VJ search. I’d love to know the exact date that the application will commence.

  2. I would really like to be part of the auditions to explore my exciting capabilities and take MTV to the next level, I believe I will be the new lovely host that the fans will really enjoy to feast their eyes on. please let me know of the exact date for auditions just everything that I need to know, I know I was born for this.

  3. Am Bennedicter Bongiwe Khumalo and staying in Johannesburg. A hard working lady and always up for any challenge. Ive always had the dream to be a MC or Presenter and I would love to audition. Never sleep till the dream is gotten. When and were in April will the auditions be held??

    Thank You.

  4. Hi,my name is Zola Sholwana, A first year student at the University of Johannesburg. I am an aspiring presenter, I would like to know more about the auditions, where they would be held. My number is 0734464572. Thank you!

  5. Hey. My name is Thando. I’m currently a second year student at the university of the Witwatersrand. I’m interested hence I think I’ve got what it takes.

  6. Hi my name is Lindiwe Mosia… I have passion for music and interested in the auditions. I would love to know more about the auditions

  7. Hello my name is Tholakele, I love being in front of the camera and entertaining people my hobbies are singing and editing videos I have a huge passion for presenting.

  8. Hy i am nolubabalo aka nikita i would love to be the new face of mtv, i love talking, being front of the tv, i am not shy and lastly music is my passion so music + presenting = nolubabalo

  9. Hello my name is Francina aka terrific gal am a graduate frm Waterberg TVET college, am 21 yrs n am young lady who alwyz dreamed of bng in front of camera entertaining fans, am not n I go extra miles 2 do wat I lv so wil b very honoured if u give this opportunity 2 be ur presenter, u can contact me 0794797873

  10. Hello my name is Francina aka terrific gal am a graduate frm Waterberg TVET college, am 21 yrs n am young lady who alwyz dreamed of bng in front of camera entertaining fans, am shy not n I go extra miles 2 do wat I lv so wil b very honoured if u give this opportunity 2 be ur presenter, u can contact me 0794797873

  11. Hi,my Name is Siyanda 22 years of a vibrant,friendly Lady with a warm smile..i enjoy socializing with people and I talk and laugh a lot.I am currently doing my last year in Metallurgy at the Vaal University, I would so love to be the next presenter on MTV and I would do a hell of a great job

  12. hi my name is Zama but i go by Zee, i’m turning 21, at the peak of my years with a lively personality. i got a killer smile, bubbly, love interacting with people, i love learning new things so i’m very inquisitive. i am an outgoing person, i am currently doing my third year at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. i would be very grateful to get this opportunity. thank you.

  13. Hello. My name is Mashudu Luthada. I am 21 years of age. I am currently a PR student at the University of South Africa. I would like to know when are the auditions going to be held?

  14. Aaaaaah I certainly cannot wait… my name is… hahaha lemme not tell you, you guys will be calling my name when i get this position. I’m just joking my name is sizwe khumalo from pietermaritzburg i go to university of kwazulu natal. Really cannot wait mayn. Been hustling man. Its about time

  15. Hello my name is Samkelisiwe Hlophe 20 years of age,am a communication science student who loves interacting with people, i would so love to be the next presenter on MTV and im not afraid to go extra miles.

  16. Heeyyaahh!!! Siphokazi Mafalala here, I would really love to be the next face of the MTV base!!!

    How do I apply?

  17. My name is tsebo nkadimeng I’m kindly enquiring about the application process

    This is an opportunity of life time for some of us details on how to apply will be highly appreciated

  18. Hellloooo! I’m really excited, can’t wait for auditions to start hehe. How do we enquire more information about the venue for the auditions?

  19. MTV Base
    The Name is Carly Cele, better known as Carly Carlz, being the Ambassador for MTV will be a dream come true. Please do email me more details about auditions.

  20. Hey there . Milisa here. Mili Cee is something my friends call me. I think I would be an awesome mc . I’m bubbly a tad bit crazy . funny and pretty . I’m a bit young but hey.. The fresher the better.

  21. my name is sweetness Putini am 21 years old am talented , focus , am intelligent and confident and am looking forward to hear from you as am always thinking ahead of changing the youth of south Africa.

  22. Iam interested &hopefull that will be my place.ilove presenting iwas working on radio as anews reader.I use to be mc in many show including my church.thank you

  23. I’m young enthusiastic with passion for TV,I’m a student and I live around jozi I believe I can do this simply bcoz I’m a dreamer please send me the dates and venue thnx

  24. Hi i am passionate about music am young and gifted I live around jozi and I believe I am da face of MTV and am an IT graduate from PC training & business college can u please time and venue

  25. Hey beautiful people, You haven’t got what it takes until you bring in a new taste and that’s exactly what I’ll be bringing on MTV Base, corny can be turned to fun with me because I believe that as much as the youth of today is about music, so is music about the youth of today…Im your face and MTV, Im your Base with a new taste.

  26. MTV Base needs someone with great personality and will be a great ambassador for the show, but most importantly someone with raw talent and can bring something new and fresh to influence the music industry. I believe I am all of those.

  27. Hi I’m looking foward to represent mtv
    Globaly I believe strongly that I have what it takes to be an embassadorer for the program plz inbox me the auditions date and time and ill be thre to showcase my talent thx in advance

  28. hlw guys i’m a 19rys old gal from eastern cape i would like to audition i think i have what it takes to be the new face can u email me the auditions please.

  29. my name is Lunga born and raised in johannesburg. I am a 22 year old currently studying psychology. i know have what it takes to be an MTV Base Host because not only am i a confident, talkative individual i am smart a music lover and always open for new experiences. I think MTV Base should consider my application so that they have a chance to experience something new on a whole new level I’m fun, outgoing, team worker and I’m dying to be heard,I always thought that i belonged in the entertainment industry just never got the platform or opportunity. Please consider my email.
    looking forward at hearing from you.

  30. Hi,My name is SiXDigitz and i believe that i have the right energy and skills to represent MTV across Africa and Abroad.It’d be an honor to be given a shot at this opportunity.Thank You

  31. I’d love to apply for this position as soon as applications are opened, may I request that I receive an update.

    Thank you kindly.

  32. is it closed yet? if not I’m desperately interested but I have no idea on where to apply.


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