REMEMBERING MADIBA: DEEPENING DEMOCRACY, AND BUILDING AN INCLUSIVE SOCIETY

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Today the Nelson Mandela Foundation, the Gauteng Provincial government and the City of Tshwane launched the 2017 Mandela Remembrance Walk & Run. In its 4th year of existence.

At the launch, the Foundations’ trustee Tokyo Sexwale shared some of his memories from the time he spent with Madiba on Robben Island to when they both serve a democratic South Africa

“Today we are gathered in  this safe  space to remember Madiba. In his name, we always strive to remind people of his values in his own long walk to freedom. This walk – and now run – symbolises a commitment to Madiba’s beliefs and ideals. There comes a time, as a country, when we have to walk, and a time when we have to run,” he said.

Sexwale announced this year’s theme of “Remembering Madiba: Deepening democracy and building an inclusive society” was chosen as a reminder for all to reflect on the society and the world Madiba dreamt of. He made reference to the activity of walking and running as symbolism for what we all South African should do to catch up with the world. “We are behind and must walk faster and run to address some of the promises that were made to the people”

This call reminds us to continue to fight injustice whenever it shows itself, and to build and country of Mandela’s dreams.

Speaking on behalf of Premier David Makhura, Mr Ivor Hoff: Chief Director Sport & Recreation, used the occasion to announce the introduction of a 10km run to prelude the 2018 centenary celebrations of the late former President’s South African commemoration programme, which will ensure that the legacy and heritage of Madiba is appropriately celebrated.

Hoff encouraged everyone to come out and take part in the remembrance walk and run activities and help remember the sacrifice, courage and patriotism that Madiba dedicated to his country.

The race route goes pass five heritage sites, presenting the prefect opportunity for participants to familiarize themselves with the country’s rich history in real time.

This year also sees an introduction of a market, where runners and families can mingle and enjoy themselves in the spirit of Madiba.

15 000 participants took part in 2016 and this year entries have been caped at

20 000 participants.

 Race information

The Mandela Remembrance Walk & Run will take place on Sunday 10 December 2017 from the Union Buildings Pretoria, Tshwane.

Registration forms are available for collection; please see website for address and online details. Closing date for both hand in and online applications is 30 November 2017, alternatively you can hand them in at the Union Building from 7-10 December between 05:00- 07:00.

Distance, entry fee and starting times

10Km @ 07:30                     R 80.00

5 Km @ 07:30                      R 50.00

Early bird specials applicable, details available on the website. Entry fees includes race entry, goodie bag with t-shirt & cap. Which will only be available on race day.

 All proceeds raised from the entry fees are donated to The Nelson Mandela Foundation to continue with the work the foundation does to preserve and promote the Madiba legacy.

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SOUTH AFRICAN COMIC TO PERFORM AT MONTREUX COMEDY FESTIVAL Schalk Bezuidenhout takes to the stage in mainland Europe’s biggest comedy celebration

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Schalk Bezuidenhout – who is fast becoming a household name on the South African comedy circuit – will make his international festival debut in December at the Montreux Comedy Festival, mainland Europe’s biggest comedy celebration.

The young comic will perform two shows at the festival. The first, on December 2, will be a performance in a comedy club setting as a precursor to his second performance on December 3as a part of the Trending Comics International Gala line up which includes some of the most exciting acts from all over the world including the UK, Canada, Iceland, Italy, Saudi Arabia and Switzerland.

Bezuidenhout – known for his wild hair, distinctive moustache and colourful jerseys – counts Trevor Noah as his mentor and has performed as the opening act for the South Africa powerhouse. Schalk’s appearance at the Montreux Comedy Festival comes hot on the heels of his performances at the recently sold-out Trending Comics, a spin-off of Johannesburg International Comedy Festival (JICF).

JICF was launched in 2015 by Takunda Bimha, who is the festival director, along withGregoire Furrer. The latter is the founder of the Montreux Comedy Festival in Switzerland. A transatlantic partnership now exists between the JICF and the Montreux Comedy Festival.

The two festivals are now an integral part of an emerging global comedy group called Jokenation. Trending Comics was originally conceived by the Montreux organisers and was adapted for the South African market by Bimha and his team.

Bimha explains why Bezuidenhout was chosen for Montreux: “Schalk is one of the most exciting young stars of South African comedy. He is starting to burst into the mainstream with his unique blend of insanely dry and smart humour. The accessibility of his material, coupled with his enigmatic performance style, are two of the main reasons why the Montreux team were keen to book him. Although homegrown in many ways, his style of comedy travels well and will easily translate to Swiss audiences. His recent sell-out shows at the Leicester Square Theatre in London also prove that he is able to take his craft anywhere in the world and stay both relevant and funny.”

Bimha believes that, like Noah before him, Bezuidenhout is starting to build a strong crossover audience and is well on his way to becoming a bona fide superstar. “I’m excited that he is getting this opportunity and wish him all of the best at the Festival.”

Bezuidenhout is thrilled to be representing South Africa in Switzerland next month: “It’s one of the world’s best festivals so I am delighted to be able to share the stage with fellow comedians that I admire.”

He explains how he goes about selecting material: “If something is funny, it’s funny and it translates to global audiences. South African comedy is in a very, very good place right now and will continue to grow to a point that we can’t imagine.”

Be part of the Trending Comics journey and follow us on social media:
Facebook – @JICF.SA
Instagram – @jicf_sa
Twitter – @JICF_SA
Website – www.jicf.co.za

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VIMN AFRICA WIN 15 AWARDS FOR 360-DEGREE CAMPAIGNS

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Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN Africa) has won a remarkable 15 awards in two prestigious marketing award ceremonies held on the same night in Johannesburg last week Thursday, 9 November.

VIMN Africa channel brands – MTV, MTV Base, Comedy Central and BET – were collectively awarded 14 accolades, including five Golds, at the recent PromaxBDA Africa Awards which rewards excellence in the media marketing space. Throughout the world, the PromaxBDA Award competitions are regarded as the most prestigious awards for creative and innovative endeavour in this field.

MTV also took a silver award at the Assegai Awards, which acknowledge integrated marketing campaigns that deliver exceptional results. An Assegai Award recognises breakthrough strategy, creative brilliance and outstanding outcomes in all direct marketing media.

The winning VIMN Africa campaigns are:

PromaxBDA Africa Awards 2017

Gold

  • Best Design Without Footage – Comedy Central – Game of Comedy (theProject)
  • Best News and Current Affairs Promo – Comedy Central – The Daily Show Sing a Long (theProject)
  • Best Image Promo for Television or VOD Platform – Comedy Central – Game of Comedy (theProject)
  • Best Use of Humour in Promotion – Comedy Central – The Daily Show Sing a Long (theProject)
  • Best Weekly Wonder – MTV Base – MILF Weekend (Fairchild)
  • Best Title Sequence – MTV Base – MAMA (Fairchild)
Silver
  • Best Sponsor/Brand Integration Spot – MTV Base – MAMA (Fairchild)
  • Best Branding Design – MTV Shuga Down South – The Kinetic 
  • Best Logo Design – Comedy Central – Famous Last Words (Fairchild)
Bronze
  • Outstanding Design in Promotion – MTV Base – MAMA (Fairchild)
  • Best Design Without Footage – MTV Base – MAMA (Fairchild)
  • Best use of Digital – MTV Base – VJ Search (Fairchild)
  • Best Logo Design – MTV Base – MAMA (Fairchild)
  • Best Use of Social Media – Comedy Central – Game of Comedy (theProject)
Assegai Awards 2017
Silver
  • Media (Social Media Platforms) – MTV – FCK#HIV (Ogilvy)
Says Alex Okosi, Executive Vice President and Managing Director for Viacom International Media Networks Africa (VIMN Africa): “At VIMN Africa, creativity is at the heart of everything we do. I continue to be inspired and excited about the great work that we produce through creative integrated campaigns that deliver great value and solutions to our audiences and clients respectively”.

Follow the conversation on social media on Facebook and Twitter @ViacomAfrica.

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MISS SOUTH AFRICA 2018 – REGISTRATIONS OPEN TODAY

Miss South Africa 2018 will be crowned on May 27 at the pageant’s diamond jubilee to be held at Sun International’s new flagship Time Square Sun Arena in Pretoria. The winner will take the crown and more than R2-million in prizes.

Registration for those wishing to enter Miss South Africa 2018 opens today on the Miss South Africa website www.misssa.co.za

Those wishing to enter must register their details online to receive their entry form. This document must not be submitted beforehand but rather brought to the regional competition which takes place during the Miss South Africa nationwide road-shows in 2018.

These will be held in Durban (February 24 and 25); Port Elizabeth (March 3 and 4); Cape Town (March 17 and 18) and Johannesburg (April 7 and 8). Entrants must be aged between 20 (at the time of entry) and 27 (turning 27 in the year of their reign).

Contestants will present themselves to the judges and participate in two rounds of judging. All regional contestants will then be assessed and a Top 12 will be announced on May 3, 2018.

Go to:
Ø  Website: misssa.co.za
Ø  Facebook: facebook.com/MsSouthAfrica
Ø  Twitter:  @Official_MissSA
Ø  Instagram: @official_misssa
Ø  Youtube: youtube.com/TheMissSAPageant

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EMINEM RETURNS TO THE MTV EMA STAGE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN FOUR YEARS TO PERFORM THE FIRST GLOBAL PERFORMANCE OF NEW SINGLE “WALK ON WATER

Fifteen-time MTV EMA winner Eminem will make a highly anticipated return to the EMA stage for the first global performance of his new single “Walk on Water” LIVE at the 2017 MTV EMAs which will be broadcastlive from London’s SSE Arena, Wembley on Sunday12 November at 22:00 CATand simulcast on both MTV (DStv channel 130) and MTV Base (DStv channel 322).

This marks Eminem’s fourth EMA performance as he returns to the show in London, following his surprise performances of “Berzerk” and “Rap God” that dominated the night at the 2013 MTV EMAs in Amsterdam where he was honored with the night’s esteemed Global Icon Award and also took home the title for “Best Hip Hop” artist.
Eminem is nominated for two categories at the 2017 MTV EMAs, “Best Hip Hop” and “Best Live.”
He has sold more than 155 million albums worldwide.
“With 35 EMA nominations and 15 wins under his belt, Eminem is no stranger to the EMAs and we’re thrilled to announce his highly anticipated debut will take place at our biggest night in music,” said Bruce Gillmer, Head of Music and Music Talent, Global Entertainment Group, Viacom and executive producer of the 2017 MTV EMAs.

Eminem joins a star-studded performer lineup including Global Icon honorees U2, Shawn Mendes, Demi Lovato, Liam Payne, Camila Cabello, Kesha, The Killers, Stormzy, Travis Scott, French Montana, David Guetta and Clean Bandit with featured artists Zara Larsson, Anne-Marie and Julia Michaels, and this year’s2017 MTV EMA host Rita Ora, who will be performing her highly-anticipated new single.

James Bay, Jared Leto, Daya, Natalie Dormer, Madison Beer and Sabrina Carpenter will present awards at the show.

The race is on as African nominees Babes Wodumo, (South Africa), Nasty C (South Africa), Wizkid (Nigeria), Davido (Nigeria), C4 Pedro (Angola) andNyanshinski (Kenya) all vie for The Best African Act category.
The 2017 MTV EMAs, one of the biggest global music events of the year that celebrates the hottest artists from around the world, will broadcast to MTV channels worldwide.

The full list of the 2017 MTV EMA nominees can be found here

Smirnoff is the official South African broadcast sponsor for the 2017 MTV EMAs.

For more information on the 2017 MTV EMAs, visit www.mtv.co.za orwww.mtvbase.com and press.mtvema.com, like us on Facebook atwww.Facebook.com/MTVza or www.Facebook.com/MTVBaseVerified, or follow us on Twitter and Instagram @MTVAfrica and @MTVBaseAfrica. To join the conversation about the awards please use the hashtag #MTVEMA.
 

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MTV EXCLUSIVELY UNVEILS 2017 MTV EMA ARTIST GOODY BAGS

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Today, MTV has unveiled the contents of the exclusive 2017 MTV EMA Presenter and Performer Goody Bag, with the latest in beauty, fashion, tech, accessories and more from brands around the world.

The 2017 MTV EMAs Artist Goody Bag will feature:

AUSSIE HAIR: A selection of gorgeous haircare products from Aussie Hair, official sponsors of the 2017 MTV EMAs. There’s more to life than hair…but it’s a good place to start.
SAMSONITE/AMERICAN TOURISTER: American Tourister is delighted to provide their newest range of suitcases — Soundbox is an award-winning collection featuring an impactful design inspired by retro vinyl records.
LYTT LABS: Conceived through a passion for horology and innovation, Lytt Lab creates timepieces to challenge convention and disrupt tradition in watch design.
BOSE: Bose are delighted to provide musicians and artists with their latest innovations for on-the-go sound with Bose QuietComfort 35 headphones and Bose SouondLink Revolve speakers.
KITE EYEWEAR: Premium glasses & sunglasses designed in London and lovingly handcrafted in Italy from the finest materials.
CENTURY CLUB: A members only club based in Soho catering to those in the arts & media circles.
DYRBERG KERN: Danish jewellery & design company offers exclusive pieces from their Designer’s Limited line consisting of showpiece maxi necklaces, bracelets and finger pieces.
OTTERBOX: A leading mobile phone and accessories brand providing high speed power packs from their OtterBox Connected+ range.
M.A.C Cosmetics:  A selection of ‘must have’ colour products that continue to be used backstage at the world’s most high profile events.
PENNY: Penny Skateboards, the highest quality plastic skateboard on the planet, presents models from the Holiday 2017 range and limited edition MTV EMA board.
ISHGA: An award-winning organic skincare and spa range blending sustainable hand-harvested Scottish seaweed with pure Hebridean water.
BUTLER ARTWORK: Butler is a multidisciplinary artist whose practice focuses on the intentional removal of informational excess through a subtle, minimalistic approach; bespoke artwork in collaboration with their new artist Tinie Tempah.
SNEAKERS ER: Sneakers ER supplies sneaker cleaners, protectors, dyes, paints and glues and more to keep your sneakers in pristine condition and bring them back to life.
FAKE BAKE: Global best-seller with Flawless Self-Tan, Fake Bake has a tan to suit every skin type, skin tone and lifestyle.
LONDON CRYO: Delivering physical and mental wellness in just 3 minutes! via cryotherapy
COMFORTZONE: An Italian skincare company dedicated to promoting a holistic, soulful, healthy and sustainable lifestyle, with advanced science-based conscious solutions to improve skin, body and mind.
OLIVIA ROSE ACCESSORIES: Personalised leather accessories, Olivia Rose is a brand creating products where form meets function, a notion of understated chic with a luxury feel.
MOCCIS: Moccis are the first and only luxury hand sewn Swedish moccasins to bring fashion, function, and fun to indoor footwear worldwide.
SKINNYDIP LONDON: A London-based fashion accessory brand bringing a range of creative accessories.
BE COOL BE NICE: Interactive book for anti-bullying beautifully advocates kindness, good manners and civility, and encourages us all to interact and use social media in a positive way.
TUK TUK CHAI: The bold new drinks brand that dares to be different. With a taste for adventure and a passion for cultural fusion.
UNLOCK THE KEY: This book expands the minds of millions, helping them to discover that when they choose a mind and heart set of wealth, happiness and love, amazing things begin to happen.
NORTH BURN: Specializing in amazing Home Fragrance products. Each goodie bag will have a gorgeous natural wax candle and a sachet of their award winning bath salts.
MEG ROSE JEWELRY: Offers a range of luxury handmade gold and silver jewelery with gemstones and pearls.
SWEET ROSIE JEWELRY: Offers their new range of Karma Bracelets inspired by native culture with a modern Sweet Rosie twist

The backstage artist lounge will include:

BERINGICE: Super premium vodka bar. Born in Switzerland, served globally.
PENNY: Penny Skateboards, offering customised bespoke versions of their celebrated skateboards
KITE EYEWEAR: KITE are showcasing their 2017/18 collection of luxury eyewear – lovingly made in Italy.
BEAUTY LABS: Mini facials and gifting from a much loved globally successful skincare brand.
HD BROWS: Salon brow treatment from UK’s premiere brow service.
NOUVEAU LASHES: Some very famous faces are about to become Dangerously Beautiful with eyelash extensions and LVL lash lifts from global specialists.
FOCAL HEADPHONES: Focal have taken the world-renowned technology from the critically-acclaimed Utopia and Elear Hi-Fi headphones, and developed a collection of portable headphone.
MTV ANGELS: Revitalizing head, neck and shoulder massages provided by massage therapists Ibiza Angels.
FORTY CLOTHING: Forty is a brand born from the belief that inspiration is all around us and will be gifting the ultimate VIP apparel with a selection of hoodies and t-shirts from their collection.
OPULINE: Opuline’s handmade pieces radiate the beauty of the East and it’s rich heritage.
FULFORD FLOWERS: Award-winning, celebrity florist – proud to be providing flowers for the 2017 MTV EMA’s in London.

Dressing room treats are provided by: HIPPEAS, TENZING, TOP HERD BEEF JERKY, TAPPED, METCALFE’S POPCORN, LUCKY BUDDHA BEER, GREY GOOSE, SOS HYDRATE, MY PROTEIN, and DELICIOUSLY ELLA.

The 2017 MTV EMAs features a star-studded performer lineup including Global Icon honorees U2, Eminem, Demi Lovato, Shawn Mendes, Liam Payne, Camila Cabello, Kesha, The Killers, Stormzy, Travis Scott, French Montana, David Guetta performing his new single “Dirty Sexy Money” with Charli XCX and Afrojack, and Clean Bandit with featured artists Zara Larsson, Anne-Marie and Julia Michaels, and this year’s 2017 MTV EMA host Rita Ora, who will be performing her highly-anticipated new single.

Jared Leto, Daya, James Bay, Natalie Dormer, Madison Beer, Nathalie Emmanuel and Sabrina Carpenter will present awards at the show.

African nominees Babes Wodumo, (South Africa), Nasty C (South Africa), Wizkid (Nigeria), Davido (Nigeria), C4 Pedro (Angola) and Nyanshinski (Kenya)  are ready to make Africa proud as nominees for the Best African Act category.

The 2017 MTV EMAs, one of the biggest global music events of the year that celebrates the hottest artists from around the world, will broadcast to MTV channels worldwide.

2017 MTV EMAs which will be broadcast live from London’s SSE Arena, Wembley on Sunday, 12 November at 22:00 CAT and simulcast on both MTV (DStv channel 130) and MTV Base (DStv channel 322).

The full list of the 2017 MTV EMA nominees can be found here

Smirnoff is the official South African broadcast sponsor for the 2017 MTV EMAs.

For more information on the 2017 MTV EMAs, visit www.mtv.co.za or www.mtvbase.com and press.mtvema.com, like us on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/MTVza or www.Facebook.com/MTVBaseVerified, or follow us on Twitter and Instagram @MTVAfrica and @MTVBaseAfrica. To join the conversation about the awards please use the hashtag #MTVEMA.

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Do you know what’s behind the scenes at hte 2017 MTV EMAs?

Ahead of tonight’s LIVE broadcast of the 2017 MTV EMAs which will air exclusively on Mtv (channel 130 on DStv) and (channel 322 on DStv) at 22:00 CAT, please find below some interesting facts around the MTV EMAs.

All winners will be announced post the show including the winner of the much anticipated Best Africa Act category. Contenders are: Babes Wodumo, (South Africa), Nasty C (South Africa), Wizkid (Nigeria), Davido (Nigeria), C4 Pedro (Angola) and Nyanshinski (Kenya) .

For images from the red carpet and show, please visit  press.mtvema.com

Behind each massive MTV EMAs is an EMA-zing story of a ton of work that goes on behind the scenes, which is why the MTV EMA team brings you an annual fascinating behind-the-scenes story. With each city the MTV EMAs is held in, the show brings different stories and factoids, to give each show its own unique flavor.

Here are some of the fascinating facts from the 2017 MTV EMAs at The SSE Arena, Wembley in London:

THE VENUE – STEEPED IN MUSIC HISTORY
The Beatles played their last ever UK gig at The SSE Arena, Wembley as part of the NME Annual Poll Winners’ concert on 1 May 1966.
The arena has played host to a lot of music icons – legendary Prince played at the arena 35 times; David Bowie graced the stage on 17 occasions and Whitney Houston performed 29 times.
The first act ever to headline the venue solo was The Monkees in 1967. With Lulu as their opening act, they played five shows in June and July that year to audiences of 10,000 per show.
Alice Cooper and Status Quo have played at the venue every decade since the ‘70s. Alice Cooper described the arena as “one of those venues that gives you goose-bumps when you walk in the door” and added his handprints to the Arena Square of Fame outside the front of the venue in 2012.
Following a £36million refurbishment, Depeche Mode reopened the venue in 2006. After 72 years pointing the other way, the new and improved venue faced towards the stadium complex.

THE SET
THE CONCEPT: Julio Himede reprises his role as this year’s set designer. Inspired by the fact that there is still an empty Olympic swimming pool from 1934 under the arena floor (which played host to the 1948 Summer Olympics), his concept for this year’s show is an “Olympic field of play.”
Creating an industry first for any awards show, the entire stage floor is elevated by nearly five meters. It is also the biggest EMA stage ever built at 60 metres long x 28 metres wide with a programmable LED floor for different LED installations throughout the show. It would take 20 hydraulic lifts to make the whole stage work. One stage dedicated for large props would take one large hydraulic lift to raise the stage as high as eight metres.
Julio also designed the staging at Saturday night’s (Nov. 11) MTV Presents Trafalgar Square with obelisk inspired structures in the space.

DIGITAL – TAKING IT TO ANOTHER LEVEL
Another awards first at this year’s MTV EMAs – an augmented reality effect via the MTV EMA app that lets users interact with the night’s live performances.
The EMA A/R functionality allows fans a real-time connection to the live event space and multiple performances, by triggering objects and animations that they can interact with.
·       With select performances, this functionality will trigger a special effects show unique to the current performance on air, that will take place in your living room, live at the show, or wherever you are watching (via the EMA app/phone camera).
·       Fans can take photos and video clips of themselves and their friends interacting with the special effects, and share on their social platforms.

THE CATERING
Bringing in the local community – The ladies from the Indian community of Wembley will run a Dosa stand for crew and artists on Saturday.
Truckloads of food from Covent Garden are being delivered every morning at 4am.
The catering team is preparing 20,000 meals for crew and artists onsite at the MTV EMAs, including 6,000 cupcakes. And as always, the catering team creates elaborate displays to accompany all meals because you eat with your eyes first!
No party is complete without drinks – 12,000 Bacardi rum cocktails will be served to VIP guests, including Original Bacardi Mojito. 16 bars and 180 bar staff are on site at the SSE Arena to serve all EMA guests. And let’s not forget six tonnes of ice will be keeping everyone’s drinks super chilled and refreshing, even in this chilly weather!

BACKSTAGE AND FOR THE ARTISTS
A 100,000-pound diamond and gold encrusted pair of Focal headphones, a collaboration piece with jeweller Tournaire; a 25,000-pound Scala-Utopia pair of speakers; 27 art pieces by Danny Minnick will be displayed in the artist spa and walkway. Half of these pieces were music-inspired and specifically painted for the MTV EMAs.
Available in the artist lounge are facials spas by BeautyLab, spray tan by Fakebake and massage treatments by Ibiza Angels; a Bering Ice vodka bar offering and frozen cocktails; also customized skate boards by Penny, Italian sunglasses and eyewear by Kite, and streetwear by Forty Clothing.
30 six-feet plants and 12 floral displays
A backstage concierge with a nutritionist, personal trainer and doctor brought by AMC Fit
This year’s show will house 58 artist dressing rooms.

THE LOOK
THE CREATORS:
 As always, it takes dozens of extremely skilled makeup artists and hair stylists to put together all the looks for the MTV EMAs each year. The most sought-after appointment for hair and make-up is two hours before Red Carpet. This slot is booked up months in advance, from as early as August.
MAKE-UP BY NUMBERS: To put all the MTV EMAs looks together, the 2017 show will have 60 more crates of make-up than the usual and will have on-hand: about 200 bespoke eyelashes; 500 hairbands and thousands of hair pins and grips. If we laid out all the hair extensions to be used on the show, it would lap Wembley Stadium. The MTV EMA make-up room holds hundreds of thousands of ££ worth of product with each kit costing £20k – £40k. Each make-up artist has about 60kg of kit.
WARDROBE: At least 400 fittings over three days, including 600 pairs of shoes and about 14 hours of ironing. 300 metres of fabric and trimming have passed through the Wardrobe department. Here’s a sneak bit… it’s all about the rivets and hoops… high-waisted trousers and cinch belts! With shopping from H&M and Zara, the wardrobe team is also delighted to get their mitts on a Savannah underwear collection for the dancers!

THE DANCERS
About 750 professional dancers were registered to attend, of which 123 dancers were booked on the show – the highest number of dancers booked for an MTV EMA show in the last decade. Dancers came from all over the world including Canada, Belgium, France, Holland, Italy and Spain.
This year’s MTV EMA dance choreographer is Liam Lunnis.

The 2017 MTV EMAs will be hosted and feature a performance by Rita Ora, with additional performances by Global Icon honorees U2, Eminem, Shawn Mendes, Demi Lovato, Liam Payne, Camila Cabello, Kesha, The Killers, Stormzy, Travis Scott, French Montana, David Guetta, Charli XCX and Clean Bandit with featured artists Zara Larsson, Anne-Marie and Julia Michaels. James Bay, Jared Leto, Daya, Natalie Dormer, Madison Beer and Sabrina Carpenter will present awards at the show.

African nominees Babes Wodumo, (South Africa), Nasty C (South Africa), Wizkid (Nigeria), Davido (Nigeria), C4 Pedro (Angola) and Nyanshinski (Kenya)  are ready to make Africa proud as nominees for the Best African Act category.

The 2017 MTV EMAs, one of the biggest global music events of the year that celebrates the hottest artists from around the world, will broadcast to MTV channels worldwide.
2017 MTV EMAs which will be broadcast live from London’s SSE Arena, Wembley on Sunday, 12 November at 22:00 CAT and simulcast on both MTV (DStv channel 130) and MTV Base (DStv channel 322).

The full list of the 2017 MTV EMA nominees can be found here

Smirnoff is the official South African broadcast sponsor for the 2017 MTV EMAs.

For more information on the 2017 MTV EMAs, visit www.mtv.co.za or www.mtvbase.comand press.mtvema.com, like us on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/MTVza or www.Facebook.com/MTVBaseVerified, or follow us on Twitter and Instagram @MTVAfrica and @MTVBaseAfrica. To join the conversation about the awards please use the hashtag #MTVEMA.

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