MTV Networks’ 100th Channel Launch in Johannesburg

Multi-talented artists Will Smith and Ludacris headlined (MTV base 100th LIVE!) concert. The concert was held in Johannesburg, South Africa to celebrate the launch of MTV’s first pan-African music channel and MTV Networks’ 100th channel worldwide. African artists, Lebo Mathosa, Mandoza and Seun Kuti also performed. The concert took place on April 20, 2005 and will air on MTV channels in May 2005.

Pictured Above: Singer and actor Will Smith (L-R) talks with former South African President Nelson Mandela and Vice Chairman of MTV Networks & President of MTV International Bill Roedy chat about “MTV Base 100th Live!” celebrations, on April 19, 2005 in Johannesburg, South Africa.

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