Here are the 6 new VJs spicing up the next gen of MuchMusic

Meet the digital creators ushering in a new era of MuchMusic.
June 30, 2021 10:49 a.m. EST
July 6, 2021 12:39 p.m. EST
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Following the news that MuchMusic is relaunching July 7, Canada’s most iconic music and pop culture brand unveiled today the next generation of VJs at its helm.

Reimagined as a multiplatform network, the all-new MuchMusic will be on TikTok (@much), Twitter (@much), YouTube (MuchMusicOfficial), and Instagram (@muchofficial) 24/7 for all your entertainment needs. And these six digital artists and creators are set to produce that content while bringing their good vibes, creative energy, pop culture expertise, and #MuchLove.

Along with all the new stuff in store, TikTok will be the exclusive home to iconic MuchMusic series Video On Trial, Intimate and Interactive, and MuchMusic Spotlight, fresh content every week, live music, and more. 

Get to know MuchMusic’s newest VJs right here:

Myah Elliott


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Instagram: @myah.elliott

TikTok: @yomrants

Things you should know about Myah:

Myah is the self-proclaimed “Queen of Unpopular Opinions” – but somehow you might end up agreeing with her.

The room in which Myah films her content is destined to be in a “Born after 2000 starter pack” meme in two years.

One of Myah's most viewed TikToks, with more than 164,000 views, features the new MuchMusic VJ rating the songs on Doja Cat's latest album Planet Her.

In another one, with over 175,000 views, she talks about purchasing her tickets for Wonderland and it sounds like she's a true ride warrior. She also has a bunch of TikToks dedicated to her favourite rides at Wonderland and gives suggestions for non-riders. 

She recently turned 20 years old and she's very surprised that no one has "kicked me off the planet yet!"

Myah's thoughts on MuchMusic:

“To me, MuchMusic is the music news hub. If you need to know what's trending and what's popular, you are in the right place.”

Kwesi Kwarko-Fosu

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Instagram: @kwedaman

TikTok: @kwedawg

Things you should know about Kwesi:

From video games to all genres of music (but especially Rap), to anime, sports, chicken wings (drums > flats), and bubble tea, Kwesi’s list of passions is seemingly endless.

Kwesi coached competitive swimming for more than 10 years and he says knowing how to swim is an “underrated skill.”

One of Kwesi's most popular TikToks is dedicated to "if Toronto mans hijacked the TTC," and he's very glad he got his G license "years ago" because he wouldn't put up with these announcements over the loudspeaker. 

Kwesi is also popular on TikTok for his "Toronto Man Reviews" of popular restaurants around the GTA.

Kwesi is also part of an initiative called Youth Forward Toronto, which aims to drive forward change for Black youth in Toronto. 

Kwesi's thoughts on MuchMusic:

“I grew up with MuchMusic. Trevor Boris’ jokes for days and the reaction videos of Video on Trial were ahead of their time. Watching Rap City, with T-RexXx featuring local artists, meant catching a friend of a friend on an episode or two. I am honoured and we are ready to carry the MuchMusic legacy into 2021 and beyond.”

Verdah Ansari


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Instagram: @JustVerdah

Things you should know about Verdah:

Verdah dips her chicken strips in cola and says it is the best way to eat them. She will not be told otherwise.

Verdah started designing album cover art during the pandemic due to pent-up creative energy and ideas. This outlet quickly became a way for her to help local artists connect stronger visuals to their music.

Verdah says that music has gotten her through "the hardest times and best parts of my life." She says that it's been "such a big part of who" she is and she's "beyond grateful" for this opportunity.

Her Instagram page is full of album cover artwork and designs for her graphic tees.

Verdah's thoughts on MuchMusic:

“To me, MuchMusic is about so much more than just music – it's an open space for anyone and everyone; a place where different ideas are celebrated and not discouraged. It’s a place where you can tune-in and leave us running in the back but it doesn't feel like noise – it feels like company.”

Sadé Powell


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Instagram: @supersaiyansade

Things you should know about Sadé:

 A self-taught digital artist, Sadé’s works are inspired by her love of music, hip-hop and pop culture, Japanese anime, tattoo art, and mythology.

Sadé will try anything once, from skydiving, to running a full marathon, even eating a scorpion in Thailand; she is a self-described “adrenaline junkie open to all the gifts of life.”

Sadé is "so jazzed" to be part of the MuchMusic brand. She said that she's been "storytelling in music, culture, fashion and technology for a full decade now" so making the move to become a MuchMusic VJ "feels so aligned with everything I've worked towards!"

Her Instagram page is full of very impressive graphic designs and illustrations.

Sadé's thoughts on MuchMusic:

“MuchMusic has always been the go-to platform for audiences to feel connected to the music that they love and to discover new artists they may never have heard of otherwise. To me, MuchMusic bridges the gap between musicians and fans, allowing for a deep-dive into who these artists are and the messages behind the melodies.”

Teddy Tong


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Instagram: @tedddles

TikTok: @tedddles

Things you should know about Teddy:

Teddy is into conspiracy theories, ‘90s & ‘00s R&B, the wonders of the world, basketball, UFC, and the animal kingdom. He firmly believes that dinosaurs exist today. “Just check out the shoebill stork!”

Before making digital comedy, Teddy was studying to become a paramedic, but he took a leap to chase doing what he loved – creating and making people laugh.

Teddy's most viewed TikTok, with over 3.4 million views, is about living with his Filipino mom. "When your suppose to be sleeping but your parents be like...😂," he captioned the video.

Teddy has also worked with TSN to cover live sporting events so he's no stranger to the cameras and entertaining a crowd.

Teddy's thoughts on MuchMusic:

“This opportunity still feels surreal to me. When you thought of Toronto and Canada, you thought of MuchMusic. Its cultural impact even reached my dad and mom who were never into TV and pop culture. It is a complete honour to run it back and run it back for good. I am hype to bring my charisma and positive energy to the team.”

Georgia Kolev


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Instagram: @georgiakolev

TikTok: @georgiaksays

Things you should know about Georgia:

Never afraid to crack a joke and show her quirky side, Georgia describes her carefree, creative style as “embracing the embarrassment.”

A fan of working out, staying active, being in nature, and going on spontaneous adventures, Georgia also loves music, saying the latter is a unifying topic in which everyone can positively unite in conversation.

One of Georgia's most viewed TikToks, with over 1 million views, is about how girls read text messages versus how guys read text messages with a little help from some Key & Peele audio.

If you're looking to brush up on your dancing skills before the clubs open up again, head to Georgia's TikTok page because she's a dancing queen.

Georgia's thoughts on MuchMusic:

“To me, MuchMusic represents fun and inclusivity. It's a place where people can come together to share their love for music, pop culture, and truly be the most authentic version of themselves.”

 

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