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As a video jockey at MTV Base Africa, Fikile Moeti's role is to unite Africans through music and entertainment

By unknown | Nov 13, 2007 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

Maryanne Maina

Maryanne Maina

On the MTV Fanta World Show and at work Fikile Moeti is known as Fix.

Moeti is a video jockey (VJ) and her job entails providing entertainment through music.

It sounds like a glamorous job because Moeti enjoys the opportunity to meet many celebrities, but she explains that it is not all play as it involves a lot of hard work.

Moeti says: "I started as VJ on MTV on November 1 2006 and currently I have my own show called MTV Fanta World Show."

Fifty percent of this job involves doing research and being up to date on the music industry, she says.

"I work on the production of the show, write my own scripts and am very involved in how the show is made"

The 20-year-old VJ has travelled throughout Africa and has met various artists and people to discuss and find out more about the industry.

"Travelling has opened my mind and taught me a lot about the rest of Africa," she says .

"I have to immerse myself in the people's lives to learn more about their worlds in order to achieve my mission, since our role at MTV Base Africa is to unite Africans through music and entertainment."

Working in a multicultural company has also been beneficial to Moeti because she has learnt to work with people of different cultures.

Moeti says there are several perks to being a VJ, such as having celebrity status and entering venues as VIP.

She adds: "My make-up is done for me, sometimes ... (and) sometimes we are dressed by various sponsoring companies.

"I have also met various celebrities such as Enrique Iglesias, Joss Stone, Freshly-ground, HHP, Will and Black Eyed Peas.

"It feels good when people say 'I love your show. I (have) learnt something new from it'."


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