The latest edition of MTV Base Meets…with MTN will feature young African creatives engaging with South African musician, Hugh Masekela. MTV Base meets…with MTN is a show that gives young Africans the opportunity to meet and engage in discussions with Global icons as well as politicians and leaders in Africa.




After several years in the music industry, Hugh Masekela  still has an extremely active music career and is in touch with the latest music trends as is obvious from his work with Black Coffee, Lira, Zwai Bala, and Thandiswa Mazwai.

Masekela’s voice and music have played a role in South African politics including being used in speaking up against Apartheid. He has toured the world and released several international hits including his 1968 Grazin In The Grass, which earned him a Grammy nomination. In 2003, he released his autobiography, The Musical Journey of Hugh Masekela where he discussed love, his drug and alcohol addiction and music.

Hugh Masekela

This edition of MTV meets…with MTN will air on MTV Base on Monday the 22nd of August, 20:30 CAT (DSTV channel 322). Zimbabwean rapper Zubz, South African blogger, columnist and fashion store owner Milisuthando Bongela, Nigerian musician Adey Omotade, South African stand up comedian and student Mojak Lehoko, Congolese stylist and journalism student Patricia Muauka Muembo, will all be seen in conversation with Hugh Masekela on the show.

If you are unable to catch Monday’s show, you can tune in again on Wednesday 24 August @ 22:15 CAT, Thursday 25 August @ 18:30, Sunday 28 August @ 15:00 or Monday 29 August @ 16:00 CAT.

Further influencers still to be met on MTV Base Meets…with MTN are Nigerian entrepreneur Aliko Dangote (29 August) and R&B singer Alicia Keys (5 September).

For more information on MTV Base Meets…with MTN, visit or or follow the campaign on Twitter at #MTVMeets @MTVbaseAfrica.

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