The special MTV Base Roundtable, an annual entertainment show which brings together the most versatile media personalities in Nigeria to discuss the hottest topics and trends in the music industry, will premiere on Thursday, 29 December, exclusively on MTV Base (DStv Channel 322; GOtv Channel 72) at 20:00 WAT / 21:00 CAT / 22:00 EAT. On the show this year, the panel will deliberate on the top 20 Nigerian songs of 2022, taking into account social media virality.
This year’s edition, which will take place at the immaculate Zaza Lounge in Victoria Island, Lagos, will be hosted by Paramount Africa’s Culture Squad member, Ilo. He will be moderating a panel featuring five illustrious media personalities including Hypeman, Poco Lee; renowned disc jockey, DJ Lambo; Managing Editor of Pulse, Motolani Alake; President of Digital Music Commerce and Exchange Limited, Oyinkansola ‘Foza’ Fawehinmi, along with the Group Director of Programmes, Beat 99.9 FM, Osi Suave.
Commenting on the discourse, Busola Komolafe, Senior Channels Manager at Paramount Africa said, “The MTV Base Roundtable comes at no better time than now. We are delighted to have some of the industry’s finest and most respected media personalities on the panel, critiquing and ranking the top singles released this year. Artists and fans should look forward to heated debates, filled with excitement and sparks, as our esteemed panel members appreciate the originality of and inventiveness of indigenous music. There is no denying this has been an exceptional year for Nigerian music, especially on the global scene.”
“Without a doubt, the explosion of music consumption via social media platforms is having an undeniable influence on the type of music being produced, and even more so, in how music is marketed. In recognition of this, the panel will be factoring social media trends and relevance into determining the final rankings of the select songs,” Busola added.
With smash hit songs like Burna Boy’s Last Last, Kizz Daniel’s Buga, Mavins’ Overdose, Ayra Starr’s Rush, Mr Eazi’s Patek, among others being considered, it is guaranteed that this year’s discourse will be heated with the concluding selection evoking strong emotions and excitement from artistes and fans alike. The criteria for selecting the top songs of the year include impact, streams, appeal, charts, social media influence/trends and longevity of airplay. In addition, no song released after November 2022 will be considered for the rankings.
You can join the conversation on the MTV Base Roundtable via MTV Base’s social media handles @MTVBaseWest or use the hashtag #MTVBaseRoundtableTop20. The show will also repeat on Saturday, 31 December on MTV Base (DStv Channel 322; GOtv Channel 72) at 18:00 WAT; Sunday, 01 January at 17:00 WAT; Monday, 02 January at 15:00 WAT and Friday, 06 January at 23:00 WAT.
About MTV Base
MTV Base is the leading youth media brand inspired by music in nearly 180 countries and 450 million homes worldwide, connecting with over 350 million fans across all social media platforms. A unit of Paramount Global, MTV Base operations span across cable and mobile networks, live events like the MTV Africa Music Awards, reality shows, and music shows. For more information about MTV in Africa, visit http://www.mtvbase.com.
About Paramount Africa
Multimedia entertainment powerhouse Paramount offers the most comprehensive international broadcast portfolio on the African continent, reaching more than 100 million viewers across 48 territories in Africa. Paramount currently comprises 10 separate TV channels and 5 consumer websites, as well as multiple mobile and social media sites. The company’s African business interests include content production and distribution; spot sales, 360-degree sponsorships, events, mobile, digital and consumer products.