4 things you need to know about Lip Sync Battle Africa

D'Banj and Pearl Thusi are set to host Lip Sync Battle Africa. (Photo: Supplied)
D'Banj and Pearl Thusi are set to host Lip Sync Battle Africa. (Photo: Supplied)

Cape Town – In case you've been living under a rock, Lip Sync Battle Africa premieres tonight.

South Africa is the eighth county to adapt the popular hit show. 

Here's what you need to know.

1. The hosts

Media personality Pearl Thusi and Nigerian Afrobeat singer D'Banj will front the show.

The pair talk about what to expect on the show.

2. The format

The local series will have all the bells and whistles of the international one: dancers, wigs, costumes, props and tons of swag.

The first season comprises of 13 half hour episodes.

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.

3. The contestants

First up to battle it out are ex-lovebirds Boity Thulo and hip hop star Cassyper Nyovest. 

By the looks of it the two have been working real hard to be crowned the first lip sync battle winner!

#TeamBoity

#TeamCassper

4. When and where!

Tune in Thursday, 14 April to see it all go down at 20:50 on MTV (DStv channel 130).

Catch the repeat on MTV Base (DStv channel 322) at 11:30 CAT on Saturday 16 April and on e.tv on Saturday 23 April at 18:05 CAT. 

Watch it in high definition (eHD) on both OpenView HD (Channel 104) and DStv (Channel 194). 


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