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2/15/2006

 
MTV2 CELEBRATES BLACK HISTORY MONTH WITH WORLDWIDE THING: AFRICA HOSTED BY LUDACRIS ON SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 26th AT 2PM (ET/PT)

New York, NY, February 15, 2006 -- MTV2 announced today that as part of Black History Month it will air Worldwide Thing: Africa. Hosted by Ludacris, the half-hour special will spotlight videos by some of the hottest African Hip-Hop artists. From Senegal to the Ivory Coast, viewers will enjoy some of the most creative and original new hip-hop to come out of Africa.

As part of the special, Ludacris will also share his experiences performing with Skwatta Kamp and 2 Face in South Africa and Nigeria.

"In my opinion Africa is the biggest untapped hip hop market in the world. So many creative artists have a real life story to tell and I instantly connected to them and their music. I am just as much a fan of there work as they are of mine." said Ludacris.

The videos and artists featured are:

Artist Song Country
Daara J "Boomerang" Senegal
Skwatta Kamp "Clap Song" South Africa
2Face Idibia "Ifana Ibaga" Nigeria
K'Naan "Soobax" Somalia
Thandiswa "Lahl'Umlenze" South Africa
Tiken Jah Fakoly "Y'en A Marre" Ivory Coast

MTV Networks, a unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), is one of the worlds leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms. MTV Networks, with more than 100 channels worldwide, owns and operates the following television programming services MTV: MUSIC TELEVISION, MTV2, VH1, mtvU, NICKELODEON, NICK at NITE, COMEDY CENTRAL, TV LAND, SPIKE TV, CMT, NOGGIN, VH1 CLASSIC, LOGO, MTVN INTERNATIONAL and THE DIGITAL SUITE FROM MTV NETWORKS, a package of 13 digital services, all of these networks trademarks of MTV Networks. MTV Networks connects with its audiences through its robust consumer products businesses and its more than 95 interactive properties worldwide, including online, broadband, wireless and interactive television services and also has licensing agreements, joint ventures, and syndication deals whereby all of its programming services can be seen worldwide.

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FROM: MTV2
Melissa Barreto
212-846-7226
melissa.barreto@mtvstaff.com

Jeff Castaneda
212-846-6774
jeff.castaneda@mtvstaff.com




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