A new quiz show to be hosted by MTV VJ Cynthia Okpala further illustrates this. Titled MTV base.IQ Sweetened by Buttermint, the show aims at setting musicians, DJs, sports stars and celebrities against die- hard music fans. The project according to a spokesperson in MTV Networks Africa “will be the ultimate trial of Nigerian youths’ music know-how and the latest ‘street’ culture
Recorded in various campuses, neighborhoods and local spots around Lagos, Base IQ’s major aim is to give young Nigerians the chance to represent where they come from by putting their musical knowledge to test.
Base IQ will kick off on August 18, 2010. Divided into two series, Series 1 will run for 13 fast paced episodes, while series 2 will continue in January 2011.
“Seeing celebrities compete with music fans in a test of their music knowledge will be riveting television entertainment. Can you beat your music heroes at their own game? – that will be a sweet victory indeed!” Cynthia Okpala MTV’s only Nigerian VJ says
Cynthia is MTV’s only Nigerian VJ; the 24-year old computer science graduate from Ebonyi State University first came to public attention after winning the MTV & MTN VJ Search in November 2007.
Although these days, Cynthia’s contract with MTV base has taken her all over the continent including recent trips to Nairobi and South Africa, Miss Okpala is always keen on applying her talents in new directions, she currently combines her MTV duties with high profile gigs as a radio DJ and actress, co-hosting the ‘MTN Yellow Top 10 Countdown’ which is syndicated on 40 radio stations across Nigeria and starring on the MNET series ‘Tinsel’ as “Ify”
The show will be supported by Trebor Buttermint and fans will be participate by logging on to MTV Base official website www.mtvbase.com.