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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

BREAKING. Michelle Obama to talk to South African teenagers on MTV Base; recording a special MTV Base Meets episode this Saturday.


Michelle Obama, the first lady of the United States, will take part in MTV Base Meets... which will be recorded this Saturday in Johannesburg when the American president Barack Obama together with Michelle Obama visit South Africa.

Michelle Obama will talk to teenagers from across South Africa at the Sci-Bono Discovery Centre with the event which will be streamed live on Saturday on www.mtvbase.com, www.whitehouse.gov and the White House Google+ pages.

MTV Base Meets Michelle Obama will be shown across sub-Saharan Africa on MTV Base (DStv 322) on Friday 19 July at 17:00 (repeated on Saturday 20 July at 13:30. The Grammy-winner John Legend will also join the discussion.

"Michelle Obama's involvement in the MTV Base Meets programme reinforces her committment as an advocate for young people," says Alex Okosi, the senior vice president and managing director for Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) Africa, in a statement.

"We are excited to work with her in leveraging our platform to engage with young people on the continent. Her extraordinary career and personal journey will be an insightful and inspiring contribution to the programme," says Alex Okosi.