Winner of MTV Base VJ Search spills: I am thrilled and humbled

2017-08-31 10:51


Tshego Mosupye
Tshego Mosupye (Photo:

Johannesburg – Tshego Mosupye, from Pretoria has been crowned the winner of the MTV Base VJ Search. The crowning moment took place at a thrilling finale party in Soweto on Sunday.

Here’s what Tshego has to say about his win and what’s next: 

“It's not only about the links and swag; there is a higher responsibility about how we serve our fans. 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 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.”

This is what Tshego does in his spare time:

“I love fitness – one of the methods I reached out to to break free from my bout of depression. I read and I love creating and designing clothes. Whatever I do, I always give it my all and do the best I can. I am inspired to become my greatest self.”

Here’s a closer look at Tshego:

What Tshego gets after winning:

Tshego – who stepped into first place over strong competition from more than 8000 - hopefuls now has the opportunity to meet and mingle with the biggest music stars in the world at international award shows and attend the best parties courtesy of a 12-month contract with MTV Base. His prize package includes an Edgars Active voucher to the value of R20 000 and accessories from Jabari.

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