South African peace activist, Nobel Prize winner and South African national treasure Archbishop Desmond Tutu is sure to strike a chord with African youth with his appearance on MTV Base Meets…with MTN on September 5.
MTV Base Meets Archbishop Desmond Tutu with MTN will follow the youthful and irrepressible Archbishop as he meets with four passionate young panellists from across Africa for a candid discussion across a wide range of subjects including peace, tolerance, activism and faith.
Meeting with Archbishop Tutu will be Nigerian politics and international relations studentZaphiaOvia (20), South African novelist and BA English literature and politics student Andy Petersen (19), Ghanaian entrepreneur and business studentMakafuiAyimey (24) and African studies studentTatendaMuranda (24) from Zimbabwe.
Archbishop Tutu’s meeting, taped in Cape Town, will premiere on MTV Base (DStv Channel 322) on 5 September 2012. The programme, presented by MTV VJ Sizwe Dhlomo, will also air on terrestrial channels in Nigeria, Cameroon, Ghana, Rwanda, Swaziland, Zambia and Uganda.
Speaking about the young people he met through his involvement in MTV Base Meets Archbishop Desmond Tutu with MTN, Archbishop Desmond Tutu said, “I was very deeply impressed with my young interviewers. In fact, I should say they made me glow with pride and to feel our world is in good hands: their hands.”
Archbishop Tutu is the latest high profile South African opinion former to feature in the youth empowerment and mentorship series. The first series of MTV Base Meets…with MTN (2011) featured Julius Malema and Hugh Masekela. Further thought leaders participating in Season 2 include Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, former president of Nigeria, Togolese international striker Emmanuel Adebayor, Sudanese supermodel Alek Wek and Hip Hop entrepreneur Russell Simmons.