Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, estranged wife of former south Africa’s president, has been chosen to participate in the second season of MTV Base Meets… with MTN, a motivational youth empowerment initiative and multimedia campaign aimed at stimulating dialogue between ‘thought leaders’ and young African entrepreneurs.
Previously on the programme, the likes of Senegalese-American R & B and Hip Hop artiste, Akon; Hi-Hop pioneer and entrepreneur, Russell Simmons; South Sudanese supermodel, Alek Wek; Olusegun Obasanjo, former President of Nigeria; and Togolese international soccer star and Manchester City striker, Emmanuel Adebayor sere guests on the show.
MTV Base Meets Winnie Madikizela-Mandela with MTN was recorded on Monday 16 July at her home in Soweto, with MTV Base VJ Sizwe Dhlomo and a panel of young people from across the continent. The episode featuring Ms Madikizela-Mandela will premiere to 50 countries across Africa on Wednesday 5 September 2012.
The news of Ms Madikizela-Mandela’s involvement came as MTV Base screened the first episode of the new series of MTV Base Meets… with MTN last Wednesday, August 1, 2012, on MTV Base (DStv Channel 322). The special “Best of” episode featured the best highlights from Season 1, which had leading figures from the realms of entertainment, politics, fashion and sport, including Nobel Prize laureate and President of Liberia, Madame Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame, Grammy-winning R&B artist Alicia Keys, controversial south African politician Julius Malema and legendary musician and activist, Hugh Masekela.