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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Funke Akindele Joins Banky W, Toolz As MTV Base VJ Search Judge

Popular Nollywood actress, writer, producer and director, Funke Akindele has been revealed as one of the final judges for the MTV Base VJ Search, Nigeria.

Entertainment industry veteran Akindele, who recently featured on the cover of Genevieve magazine, will join previously announced judges, Banky W, Toolz and Tim Horwood to select the brand new VJ.  The lucky winner of the talent search will become one of the key faces of the music network, hosting programmes on MTV Base (DStv Channel 322) and on the MTV Base block on STV.

“I feel honoured to be working with one of the biggest youth entertainment brands in the world. It is very inspiring to be involved in a project like the MTV Base VJ Search which offers such an exciting opportunity for young people who want to break into the entertainment industry,” Funke says.

Hundreds of young Nigerians have already sent in their online auditions while thousands more are expected to turn up at the MTV Base VJ Search auditions, which will take place on Saturday 1 December at Fantasy Land, Lagos. Superstars Ice Prince, Wizkid, Davido and Burna Boy will also be on hand to lend their support to contestants.

The winner of the MTV Base VJ Search Nigeria will follow in the footsteps of veteran MTV Base VJ Cynthia “C-Von” Okpala who triumphed in MTV Base’s first ever Nigerian VJ search in 2007.

For more information on the MTV Base VJ Search, please go to, or follow the conversation about the search on Twitter at @MTVBaseAfrica, follow the auditions in images on Instagram @MTVBaseAfrica and use the hashtag #BaseVJSearch.

The MTV Base VJ Search – Nigeria TV series will begin airing in January 2013.


  1. They should have kukuma continued funkes brows to her nose
    This brow madness trending in lagos

    1. I soooo hate it ehn! I prefer girls with natural shapened brows,cause those dat draw all dat look scary as hell when it cleans off

    2. Zinnia:

      Funke's own is ok IMO. The ones I hate is when the whole eyebrows are completely shaved off and eye pencils are then used to draw the brows, very annoying and colour black is mostly used, making it too loud and artificial.

      The worse is when colours like wine/red are used; it makes the wearer look like Ayamatanga!

    3. Wat brow madnees in lagos? Chop kpomo biko.

  2. naaaah...we expected someone in music industry

    1. Zinnia:

      Please is Banky W not in the music industry?

  3. dis funke is going places that somtimes i wonder what shes doing special and what else she do apart frm making me laugh in her movies pls anybody else who knws what else she does aprt frm that acting should tel me.

  4. Sidon de de ask wetin Funke de do, mumu! Don't go n look for ur own make express de leave u. Mtchewwwwwww