MTV Base has announced the premiere of a local version of its global hit entertainment show, Lip Sync Battle Africa. Renowned international rapper, LL Cool J made this big announcement on MTV’s social media platforms on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
The weekly show which will be recorded in Johannesburg, will go live in April 2016, 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 two 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 local celebrities following in the footsteps of the US series, version starring LL Cool J and Chrissy Teigen; however, the names of the 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 April 14, at 7:50PM and on MTV Base at 10:30PM every Saturday from April 16.