Viacom-owned youth entertainment channel MTV (DStv channel 130) has announced the premiere of a local version of its global hit entertainment show, Lip Sync Battle Africa. International superstar rapper, LL Cool J made this big announcement onMTV’s social media platforms on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.


The weekly show which will be recorded in Johannesburg, will go live in April 2015, with the first season comprising of 13 half hour episodes featuring vocal showdowns between top celebrities and entertainment figures, complete with dancers, wigs, costumes, props and tons of swag.  Each battle will consist of 2 celebrities “syncing” or miming to popular music tracks of their choice.  Each contestant must sync to two songs – one of which will be by an African artist.  The winner is chosen by the live studio audience.

Lip Sync Battle Africa will be hosted by two celebrities following in the footsteps of the US series, version starring LL Cool J and Chrissy Teigen.  Names of the local hosts will be announced at a later date.


Lip Sync Battle is officially one of the most infectious TV programmes ever to come out of the Viacom stable with nine signed local production deals in the UK, China, Chile, Canada, Indonesia, Philippines, Norway, Poland and Vietnam.

You can watch Lip Sync Battle Africa on MTV every Thursday from 14th April at 7:50PMand on MTV Base at 10:30PM every Saturday from 16th April.

For further information on Lip Sync Battle, please go to www.mtvbase.com, on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/MTVBaseVerified or follow @MTVBaseAfrica on Twitter and Instagram.  You can also join the conversation using the hashtag #LSBAfrica.

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