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.

62 thoughts on “MTV looks for new host to replace VJ

  • March 11, 2016 at 7:53 pm
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    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.

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  • March 11, 2016 at 10:15 pm
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    would love to be part of the auditioners… hopefully I’ll take the crown

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  • March 12, 2016 at 9:59 pm
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    i would love to be your new host, am young full of energy ready to go, hope i will make it

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  • March 13, 2016 at 2:43 pm
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    I would really like 2 be part of the audition plz.

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  • March 14, 2016 at 10:00 am
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    Hi I’m 15 years old I like to be part of the auditions .

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  • March 14, 2016 at 11:44 am
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    I believe to be the next MTV V.J .

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  • March 14, 2016 at 12:16 pm
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    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.

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  • March 14, 2016 at 4:37 pm
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    I would like to audition

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  • March 15, 2016 at 5:08 pm
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    Where will the audition dates ne advertised and where?
    Thank you

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  • March 16, 2016 at 12:55 am
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    I would like to audition.

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  • March 16, 2016 at 10:28 am
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    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??

    Phone-+27843460933
    Thank You.

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  • March 16, 2016 at 11:28 am
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    yoh whats up i’m hights from alexandra johannesburg….date, place and time, ill be there #spirit

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  • March 16, 2016 at 4:48 pm
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    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!

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  • March 16, 2016 at 7:22 pm
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    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.

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  • March 16, 2016 at 11:23 pm
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    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

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  • March 17, 2016 at 11:43 am
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    Hello I am Mahlatse . I love precenting and music a lot I will like to be the part

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  • March 18, 2016 at 12:25 pm
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    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.

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  • March 18, 2016 at 7:14 pm
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    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

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  • March 21, 2016 at 7:38 pm
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    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

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  • March 21, 2016 at 7:44 pm
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    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

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  • March 22, 2016 at 7:59 pm
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    Hi,my Name is Siyanda 22 years of age..im 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

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  • March 23, 2016 at 3:41 pm
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    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.

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  • March 23, 2016 at 6:09 pm
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    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?

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  • March 23, 2016 at 9:48 pm
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    My names wilfred am young (20) and believe ad be suitable to fill this position.

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  • March 24, 2016 at 6:24 pm
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    Can’t wait 🙂

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  • March 25, 2016 at 8:20 pm
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    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

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  • March 27, 2016 at 5:56 pm
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    What age must one be to be allowed to audition?

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  • March 29, 2016 at 8:46 am
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    Hi, Buyi here. I’d like to know how to apply.

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  • March 29, 2016 at 12:00 pm
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    Hi am khutso, i would like to know how to apply

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  • March 29, 2016 at 3:32 pm
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    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.

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  • March 29, 2016 at 7:14 pm
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    Heeyyaahh!!! Siphokazi Mafalala here, I would really love to be the next face of the MTV base!!!

    How do I apply?

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  • March 30, 2016 at 2:37 pm
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    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

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  • March 31, 2016 at 9:53 pm
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    hi its sandiso here, how I apply? please

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  • April 1, 2016 at 2:52 pm
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    How do we apply?

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  • April 3, 2016 at 9:15 pm
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    I’m Sisanda from Cape town I would be happy to participant on this great opportunity

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  • April 4, 2016 at 11:20 am
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    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?

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  • April 4, 2016 at 6:59 pm
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    When are the auditions starting ?

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  • April 6, 2016 at 12:41 am
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    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.
    KIND REGARDS.
    Carly

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  • April 6, 2016 at 12:26 pm
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    Hello where can I get more information on the auditions like the date

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  • April 6, 2016 at 12:42 pm
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    When are the auditions starting????????

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  • April 7, 2016 at 7:50 pm
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    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.

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  • April 8, 2016 at 6:22 pm
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    When in April are the auditions starting and where?

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  • April 9, 2016 at 2:24 pm
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    Good day Sir/Madam
    I just want to know when is the auditions and where is it going to start?
    Thank you

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  • April 9, 2016 at 3:00 pm
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    I have to apply! Dates please

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  • April 11, 2016 at 4:37 pm
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    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.

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    • April 12, 2016 at 10:23 am
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      – hey there how do I apply via online

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  • April 12, 2016 at 2:58 pm
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    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

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  • April 12, 2016 at 4:24 pm
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    Hi
    Please send the dates for the auditions.
    Thank you.

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  • April 13, 2016 at 1:59 pm
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    am intrested for the auditions

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  • April 13, 2016 at 3:11 pm
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    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

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  • April 13, 2016 at 8:56 pm
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    Hi i am passionate about music am young and gifted I live around jozi and I believe I am da face of MTV

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  • April 13, 2016 at 8:58 pm
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    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

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  • April 15, 2016 at 1:26 am
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    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.

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  • April 15, 2016 at 6:10 pm
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    I think I qualify to be the next face of MTV base

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  • April 15, 2016 at 7:52 pm
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    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.

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  • April 15, 2016 at 8:13 pm
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    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

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  • April 17, 2016 at 12:26 pm
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    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.

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  • April 17, 2016 at 7:57 pm
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    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.

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  • April 18, 2016 at 2:34 pm
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    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

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  • April 18, 2016 at 4:00 pm
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    I would like to know how does one apply and where are the auditions

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  • April 19, 2016 at 3:46 pm
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    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.

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  • May 22, 2016 at 5:28 pm
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    is it closed yet? if not I’m desperately interested but I have no idea on where to apply.

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