Huge congratulations are in order for Tshego Mosupye! After weeks of intense competition on MTV Base’s 2017 VJ Search, trials and tribulations, the aspiring VJ has won the gig of a lifetime! Over 8000 people entered to become the station’s newest VJ and Tshego beat the odds to be crowned this year’s winner! This means he scores an exciting 12-month contract with the entertainment channel, an Edgars Active voucher to the value of R20 000 and accessories from Jabari.
Tshego is overwhelmed by the amount of support he has received since winning the competition and, naturally, he is excited about what the future has to offer. “It’s not only about the links and swag, there is a higher responsibility about how we serve our fans,” he explains. “As a VJ one must be fully aware of what’s happening in the streets and current affairs in relation to the music. I am thrilled and humbled to share the stage with an iconic brand as MTV Base, a channel that is always ahead of our time and always shifting youth culture. I am grateful for the opportunity to learn and grow – the possibilities for me are endless!”
Tshego beat out runner-ups Kuhle Adams and Gontse Makgoba and reveals that his tough exterior is sometimes just a front: “People might think I have it all figured out. They don’t realise that I’m the guy who is inspired by people and this motivates me. I look forward to revealing the real me – not the dude that looks like he has it all together, because I don’t really, not always.”
Monde Twala, Vice President for BET, Youth and Music for Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) Africa adds that he is excited about Tshego’s partnership with the brand. “Youth Culture is the heartbeat that drives our business. MTV Base remains on trend and continues to nurture fledgling talent into on-screen superstars and we see Tshego as another incredible local success story. Winning the MTV Base VJ Search has already transformed his life and we look forward to his journey in the next year. Our VIMN Africa vision for the continent is to work towards unlocking the potential of our home-grown talent.”
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