Alex Okosi, Kola Oyeyemi, Nicholas Suter and Bobo Omotayo

MTV Networks Africa and MTN have joined forces in a groundbreaking pan-African multimedia campaign designed to inspire African youth by connecting them with some of the world’s most influential personalities.

Young people the world over are gradually taking interest in national and global affairs, and are increasingly becoming vocal on issues that affect them and the world they live in.

The pan-African broadcaster and Africa’s leading mobile operator are partnering to produce MTV Base Meets…with MTN, an 8-part youth empowerment initiative and TV series that creates a dialogue between young people and the political, business and cultural leaders who shape the world today.

Panelists, Alex Okosi, Kola Oyeyemi, Nicholas Suter

The intimate documentary series will allow Africa’s young minds to put probing questions to influential, inspirational and sometimes controversial individuals. Among the eminent people who will feature in the series are: Liberian President Madame Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf (Africa’s first and only elected female head of state), Mr Paul Kagame, President of Rwanda and South African politician Mr Julius Malema (President of the ANC Youth League) and many African leaders or influencers who exercise a significant impact on the continent.

The gripping series will keep television viewers – young and old – on the edge of their seats.  A diverse panel of young people representing different youth interests will be assembled from across the African continent, with participants coming from Cameroon, Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Rwanda, South Africa and Uganda, among others.

Young, but well-informed, the panelists are articulate, engaging, provocative and opinionated on a range of complex subjects – be it HIV/AIDS, global warming, education, poverty, corruption or entrepreneurship.  They are fearless and have attitude. Their no-holds-barred approach will make for exciting television viewing as they fire BIG questions to the influential people whose actions and opinions have a direct impact on their lives.

African youth will be encouraged to nominate influencers and submit their proposed questions for the programme via a dedicated MTV base Meets…with MTN website or via their mobile handset. To register go to or from 10 May 2011 or follow the campaign on Twitter at #MTVMeets@MTVbaseAfrica.


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  2. mendiata   July 1, 2011 at 7:18 pm

    mtn mtv jooor ooh

  3. Thembile Botha   July 13, 2011 at 1:45 pm

    I just want to thank mtn and mtv for this opertunity…i think the African youth needs this type of incaragement more now then ever with so many people strugling. personaly i'm just 22 year male from South Africa who has a dream and i think if I can recieve the proper guidence or a mentor i think i'll also be able to realise my dreams.There's only one person that i would like to meet other then my new born baby,and that is mr Bryan Williams,aka Birdman, aka Stuna. He is the cofounder of cash money records and Brynold oil,he is a world renound rapper and a great bussiness man,on the forbes wealthiest rappers with alleged net of $100 million,but i think it's more.For a black man from the hood to reach those hights,i just think that awsome.That just inspires me to also become a leading bussiness man in my country,so that i also bring something back to my country.MTN and MTV please help me to meet this man…i have so many questions i need to ask him.

  4. george arthur   July 13, 2011 at 7:52 pm

    hi i want to meet different people to make more friends

  5. fewedzi   July 30, 2011 at 4:48 pm

    bravo guys'mtn/mtv' am glad u bet me to it anyway watch out for what am gona pull off


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