Twitter was ‘annoyed’ with hopefuls on MTV’s VJ Search after they said most of them were trying to imitate Bonang Matheba as they auditioned.
The show premiered on MTV Base on Wednesday and found its way to the very top of Twitter trends list. More and more contestants used phrases like “It’s your girl” and also imitated Bonang’s voice. “Bathong”…please. MTV sure isn’t looking for a Queen B wannabe.
Twitter was not impressed, lambasting the hopefuls for lack of originality. They said the imitators should be inspired by B but not try to be her.
Bonang ruined other people's kids yazi 😂😂😂😂 #MTVBaseVJSearch
— Wood (@EmX_ZA) July 19, 2017
— Penuel Matlala (@Penzoism) July 19, 2017
Lmaooooo wow. Guys, I'm truly dying. The Bonang impersonator is a mess. Lmaooo Durban #MTVBaseVJSearch
— Dance Soiree (@mrlencoe) July 19, 2017
— Pfarelo Mulondo (@PfareloMulondo) July 19, 2017
— Naturally me (@Nosipho___) July 19, 2017
Bonang Matheba is “Bonang Matheba” and does not imitate any other celebrity in what she does and that originality has taken her straight to the top. The MTV VJ contestants gotta bring in some originality there if they wanna get anywhere.
The winner will become the new face of MTV Base and will host MTV shows, interview stars and MC live events. Previous South African winners include Sizwe Dhlomo (the very first in 2006), Fikile “Fix” Moeti, Vanessa Mdee and Sandile Ntshingila.