For the MTV Base fans who were not able to attend the night of fun, highlights from the event will be broadcast on MTV Base Channel 322 (DSTV) and Channel 72 (GOTV).
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Iconic 24-hour music channel, MTV Base, celebrated its 14th year anniversary on Sunday, March 3 with an unforgettable edition of the Mainland Block Party. Country Manager VIMN Africa, Bada Akintunde Johnson and Senior Channel Manager, MTV Base, Solafunmi Oyeneye were both presents at the well-attended party. From exciting performances to an all in all festive A-list filled ambience, MTV Base truly pulled out all stops for their big birthday celebration.
The Mainland Block Party, which took place at Secret Garden, 6 Lateef Jakande Road, Agindigbi, Ikeja, Lagos, had over 1500 people in attendance with A-list celebrities coming through to felicitate and honour Africa’s foremost music content and lifestyle brand, MTV base. Falz, Niniola, Zlatan, Skiibii, Ycee, DJ Spinall, DJ Neptune, Reekado Banks, Dada Boy Ehiz, Sammy Walsh, Folu Storms, Bizzle Osikoya, Tosin Ajibade (Olorisupergal), Sensei Uche, Kemi Smallz, Mr. Real, CDQ, Jaywon, Iyanya, Okiki DFT, Blaqbonez, Oluwakaponeski, Lyta, Somto Cody Akanegbu, SamPhrank (Mayorkun’s manager), Shakar El, Awazi as well as Osagie John-Osarenz were present to celebrate with MTV Base.
When asked about why it is important to create such an experience for MTV Base fans, Solafunmi Oyeneye, Senior Channel Manager of MTV Base, said: “At MTV Base, we like to go big or go home. We knew that including our audience in this year’s anniversary celebration was something we had to do so it was imperative to ensure that they came to a party that they would give them the complete MTV Base experience that they have come to know and love.”
Hosted by MTV Base VJ, Nenny B and actor, Bolly Lomo, guests at the MTV Base party were thrilled not only by their electrifying hosts but by musical performances by a number of musical acts such as Zlatan, Chinko Ekun, Skiibii and Ycee. Country Manager, VIMN Africa, Bada Akintunde – Johnson, spoke on why it was important for MTV Base to have fans of the channel present at the celebration:
“There’s no denying the fact that MTV Base would not be here today without the support and faith shown to us by our amazing viewers. This is why opening the anniversary celebration to the public was a no brainer. Our viewers are a part of our family and no anniversary celebration would be complete without them.
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