MTV South Africa's new Music Request Show produced by Afrokaans

MTV South Africa has officially announced that Afrokaans will be the independent production company who will be producing their new Music Request show, MTV CHOICE.

The VJ’s for the show will be Roxy Burger and Sade Giliberti who will weekly be interacting with the South African Audience and will bring them the hottest charts and hottest music news, both locally and internationally.

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Here is the official press release:

MTV LAUNCHES MTV CHOICE!

Local flagship magazine show launches 21 Aug.

Make an appointment with sassy TV babes Roxy Burger (@roxyburger) and Sade Giliberti (@OneSadie) – the effervescent co-hosts of MTV’s pop-tastic new flagship TV show, MTV Choice (MTV, DStv Channel 130, 16:40 CAT from Wednesday 21 August).

Smart, sardonic, funny and packed full of attitude, MTV Choice puts viewers firmly in the driver’s seat, playing the music they want to hear while taking a mischievously sideways look at the hottest vids, news, views, crews, apps, memes, Tweets, styles and trends shaping their universe.

Roxy and Sade will be bringing their feisty personas to our TV screens every Wednesday at 16:40 CAT starting 21 August. During the course of each hour-long show, the hosts will share the screen with a celebrity guest, chat to artists, A-listers and music icons, run through the top 10 hottest music videos chosen by visitors to www.mtv.co.za, and generally encourage interaction in any form via Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Vine.  And for those who can’t get enough of Roxy and Sade, well, there’s going to be three MTV Choice webisodes available every week on www.mtv.co.za.

Known for their brains, beauty and savvy street style, both Roxy and Sade are veterans of the South African TV landscape, with more than 20 years of TV experience between them.  Keep an eye out for the gals and the MTV Choice crew – they will be popping up all over the country at events soon to feature in future episodes of MTV Choice!

Speaking on behalf of MTV, Alex Okosi, Senior Vice President & Managing Director, Viacom International Media Networks Africa, said,  “We are very excited to be launching our first ever localised MTV magazine programme; we believe that it will be an amazing show for our audiences and are delighted to welcome Roxy and Sade onto our talent roster.  We are looking forward to working with them to create a sensational weekly TV show that will excite and engage viewers."

Commented Roxy Burger, "When I heard I was going to host MTV Choice with @OneSadie - yes, we even talk in Twitter handles! - I suspected I might be on an episode of Catfish! I couldn’t believe I was fulfilling a dream of being on MTV. EM-TEE-VEE, baby!  What an honour to be a part of the @MTVza family. The best part of it all is that Sade and I get to do what we love and deliver a kick-ass show - weekly - to the cool kids of the television world: the MTV viewer!"

Added Sade Giliberti, “Unreal!  Unreal!  Unreal!  Is the only word I can use to explain this. It's a dream come true for me!  When I was younger I would watch Eden Harel on MTV and think to myself: I'm going to be cool like her one day; I'm going to be an MTV presenter.  And here I am!!  BOOM BABY!! *does a dance*. I cannot wait to begin this new adventure with MTV, the fabulous @RoxyBurger and of course the MTV viewers of South Africa.  Let's rock this!”

MTV Choice is just one of a range of changes made to MTV since July.  A host of brand new features include four new music shows offering exposure to South African rock, pop and dance artists.  For the first time on MTV, South African talent is featuring alongside international artists via the Rock Chart (airs Tuesdays at 16:40 CAT), the Pop Chart (Mondays at 16:40 CAT) and the Dance Chart (Thursdays at 16:40 CAT).

South African artists also feature in daily music strand New S**t, the breaking music show that premieres a brand new music video to the African continent every single day (weekdays at 17:30 CAT).   MTV is also running “Art Beat”, a competition for wannabe designers and creatives to design “short form” content for the channel showcasing the best local talent.  For more details, go to www.mtv.co.za/artbeat.

To connect with MTV Choice, please go to www.mtv.co.za, like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/mtvza, join us on Twitter @mtvza using the hashtag #mtvchoice, or on Instagram at http://instagram.com/mtvza.

MTV Choice is produced by independent production company Afrokaans on behalf of MTV.