US entrepreneur and philanthropist Bill Gates will make a special TV appearance on ‘MTV Base Meets Bill Gates’, discussing his views on the future of African technology, innovation and development with a group of African youth.

Produced by MTV Base (Africa), the show will seat Gates alongside a panel of leading African tech entrepreneurs, innovators and social investors.

Making valuable contributions in the energy, employment, health, environment and education sectors, the panelists comprise Nigeria’s 23 year-old Chris Kwekowe, 23-year-oldGeorge Mtemahanjifrom Tanzania, 24-year-old Brian Gitta from Uganda, 23-year-oldThato Kgathlanye, 27-year-oldSiya Xuza from South Africa and 21-year-oldMartha Njeri Chumo from Kenya.


Nigerian panelist Chris Kwekowe is the co-founder of Slatecube, a service that adequately solves the constraints of e-learning to help solve youth unemployment in Nigeria.

MTV Base Meets Bill Gates was recorded at artSPACE, in Durban, South Africa during Bill Gates’ visit to the 21st International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2016) in July. The show will premiere in Nigeria on MTV Base (DStv channel 322) on Friday, August 5, 2016 at 6.30pm.


A long-standing franchise of MTV internationally, the African iteration of ‘MTV Base Meets’ connects opinion formers and thought leaders with African youth by creating an intimate forum in which young people can pose candid questions about issues affecting their lives and futures.