Casting Calls

MTV VJ Search: back! - with online and four city auditions

Written by TVSA Team from the blog Casting Calls on 24 May 2017
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MTV promised their VJ search was going to happen last year when Nomuzi Mabena left MTV but 2016 came and went and it turned into a no-show for South Africans.

It happened in Naija but South Africans were excluded.

Flashforward to N.O.W. and the search is back for 2017.

MTV has launched a search for the new face of MTV Base, someone who has the right VJ'ness to win a 12-month contract with the channel.

The job description

The winner will become the new face of MTV Base and will host MTV shows, interview stars, MC live events etc.

Previous South African winners include Sizwe Dhlomo (the very first in 2006), Fikile "Fix" Moeti, Vanessa Mdee and Sandile Ntshingila.

If you have what it takes to follow in their flashy steps, here's what you need to know:

The auditions are happening in four cities and online.

Audition dates and venues

Auditions will be happening in these cities on these dates:

Saturday, 3 June 2017
Venue: Zone 6 Venue, Soweto

Saturday, 10 June 2017
Venue: Olive Convention Centre

Cape Town
Saturday 17 June 2017
Venue: Belmont Square, Cape Town

Port Elizabeth
Date: Saturday 24 June 2017
Venue: Port Elizabeth

Audition must-knows

Registration at each venue starts at 08h00, on a first come, first serve basis.
Applicants must be South African residents between the ages of 18-25 with fluent English.
Prior presenting or TV experience is not required.
You must take a valid ID with you and be available to participate in the elimination phases of the competition between 24 May and 30 July.  
You can pre-register by submitting your details on the MTV website here: MTV Base VJ Search pre-registration. It's best to pre-register because only the first 500 applicants will be seen at each venue - maybe less.

Online auditions

You can also avoid the ques and submit an online audition. If successful, you'll make it straight to the callbacks. You can either do this on the MTV VJ Search website here: MTV VJ Search online auditions or you can upload your video via social media and hashtag it #MTVBaseVJSearch.

The time period to post hashtags of your video started at 17h00 today (24 May 2017) and ends at 11h59 on 21 June 2017.

Here's a link to handy FAQs about online submissions: FAQs.

What to do for your audition

You need to reveal why you should be the next MTV Base VJ. You musn't include any any backing tracks, audio effects, vocal effects or other enhancements.


Here's a link to the terms and conditions which provide more info: Terms and conditions

The winner will be announced on 30 July 2017.

Actors in this post: Sizwe Dhlomo, Fikile Moeti, Nomuzi Mabena

Channels in this post: MTV Base

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09 Jan 2018 14:12

Do you have any 2018 auditions

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