Joey Muthengi as a Channel O VJ

Being a channel O VJ is not just about looking good and being a good presenter, according to Capital FM presenter Joey Muthengi, who is one of the new kids on the block at Channel O Africa.

Joey, who has been tasked with making the Channel O music awards on 11.11.11 more relevant to the Kenyan audience says the team of six VJs chosen from across Africa had to work super hard to learn how to conduct interviews on the red carpet – professionally.

Joey, will be under Channel O’s Original African theme, with Edun‘Denrele’Olufemi (Nigeria), Flavia Tumusiime (Uganda), Jokate Mwegelo (Tanzania), Stefen ‘J.Town’Menson (Ghana) and Maya Wegerif, from South Africa.

Apart from the upcoming awards this new set of VJs will be making the celebrity, music, and culture scenes more relevant and swanky to appeal to a wider audience, according to Channel O.

‘ The VJs will be going behind-the-scenes and giving viewers a wider picture of what goes on in the music and entertainment world that is rapidly growing in Africa as well as internationally,’ they said in a statement.

Channel O Africa Manager, Leslie Kasumba said: “Each one of these VJs is awesome in their own right. Not only do they have a fundamental love for their country and music from their countries too, they also have a love for what is happening around them and can see African Urban music in the global space which is exactly what Channel O Africa is about.”

Joey has described her new team as cool and instrumental in changing the entertainment space across Africa.

Joey, who hosts the popular show Hits Not Homework, will head to the Channel O awards a few days earlier to be part of preparations for the massive show that has been put together.

On Monday, Dineo and musician Banky W were announced as the hosts for this year.

Kenyans who’ve been nominated include STL, Wyre, Jaguar, Collo and P-Unit. Hopefully their chances will not be very badly affected by the well-known voter apathy in Kenya.

The awards will be staged at the Sandton Convention Centre.

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