MTV Base Meets…With MTN Is back with Season 2!

On August 1, MTV Base Meets..with MTN returns to our television screens for its second season. On its first season the show saw African youths being empowered and making positive life changes after meeting their role models. The show which was first initiated in 2011, is a motivational youth empowerment and mentorship initiative campaign that connects its African youth with its leaders, opinion formers and role models that shape their world.

Season 2 of MTV Base Meets..with MTN will be sponsored by MTN – Africa’s leading mobile operator and will see a varied line of exciting interviewees such as Russel Simmons the Hip-hop pioneer and entrepreneur, Senegalese-American R&B and Hip-Hop Artist- Akon, South Sudanese supermodel Alek Wek. Also including His Excellency Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, former President and Head of State of Nigeria and Togolese International Soccer star- Emmanuel Adebayor.


Russell Simmons




Alek Wek

Season 1 of the show featured the Aliko Dangote, Ben Murray-Bruce and many other inspiring figures. The youth are given the opportunity to ask questions with no limits about issues that are close to their hearts in an intimate and informal environment.

Season 2 of MTV Base Meets…with MTN, hosted by MTV VJs Sizwe Dhlomoand Vanessa Mdee, will air across Africa from 1 August on MTV Base (DSTV Channel 322) and on terrestrial stations across the continent, including STV and NTA (Nigeria), Spectrum TV (Cameroon), Viasat (Ghana), Rwanda TV (Rwanda), Swazi TV (Swaziland), Muvi TV (Zambia) and NTV and WBS(Uganda).


Sizwe Dhlomo


Vanessa Mdee

The first of nine episodes of MTV Base Meets…with MTN will be a 22-minute ‘Best Of’ episode, featuring highlights from Season 1, that will broadcast on MTV Base (DStv Channel 322) on Wednesday 1 August at 20:30 CAT.  Season 2 will then get into full swing with the premiere of MTV Base Meets Russell Simmons with MTN at 19:30 WAT/20:30 CAT on Wednesday 8 August.

Speaking on behalf of MTV Base, Alex Okosi, Senior Vice President & Managing Director, Viacom International Media Networks Africa, commented, “In today’s competitive business and economic environment, it is vitally important to provide strong role models, heroes and mentors to help young people achievetheir goals. MTV Base Meets…with MTN aims to inspire and motivate young Africans to understand that they are key drivers in ensuring a brighter future for our continent.”