Tue 03 May 2016, 12:00
As Lip Sync Battle Africa enters its second week, MTV Base (322) is rolling out its big hitters in the most intense, testosterone-packed face-off yet: Nigerian superstar Flavour and South African actor and TV star Maps Maponyane are the latest celebrities to shrug off their inhibitions, let their hair down and get their guns out for Lip Sync Battle Africa (Saturday 7 May at 19:00).
The two finely-honed heartthrobs rise to the occasion, getting the most out of the comedy format as they posture, preen, and show off their abs, while dissing each other in comic mockery. Even D’Banj gets in on the act, eager to demonstrate his own sex god status, appearing with his shirt unbuttoned to the navel in a bid to counter the threat of the two warring idols.
Commented Flavour: "I was so pleased when I found out I was going to appear on Lip Sync Battle Africa. I am used to singing and performing live, so lip synching was a new experience for me. The best word to sum up this experience for me is F-U-N! I really appreciated the support and energy of the audience and the awesome hosts Pearl Thusi and D’Banj. My competitor was on his A-game and I enjoyed going head to head with him; I am sure audiences will enjoy our Lip Sync Battle."
Added Maps: "It was a great to be a part of Lip Sync Battle Africa and it was awesome how we added our African flair to it all. The experience couldn't have been better; it was dope to step out of my comfort zone and do those kind of performances, and even better in front of a crowd to feed off. Flavour was a tough competitor as he is such a big music star across Africa, but I just opted to try and compete, by talking a big game. All-in-all, we both had a really good time."
Hosted by Pearl Thusi with colourful commentary from ‘koko master’ and Afrobeat star, D’Banj, Lip Sync Battle Africa kicked off last week with an epic battle between Denrele and Ebuka.
Tune in to episode two of Lip Sync Battle Africa on MTV Base on Saturday 7 May at 19:00 to find out who takes home the winner’s belt and the biggest bragging rights on the planet.