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 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 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.