JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA Monday Apr.18.2005 /netmusiccountdown.com/ -- MTV Network is getting ready to launch its 100th channel, and Ludacris and Will Smith will be on hand to help celebrate the event.

Allhiphop.com reports that this Wednesday, April 20, Ludacris and Smith are set to headline an open-air concert in Johannesburg, South Africa to mark the launch of MTV's newest channel, called "MTV base." MTV base is the network's first local African music channel. Over 10,000 fans are expected to attend the Ludacris-Will Smith show, which also features talent from across Africa.

MTV plans to air highlights from the Johannesburg concert on its other channels sometime next month.

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