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African version of hit format revealed by LL Cool J on MTV social media platforms.

Viacom-owned youth entertainment channel MTV (130) is to produce a local version of Viacom’s global hit entertainment show, Lip Sync Battle Africa, it has been revealed on MTV’s social media platforms (Twitter, Facebook) and online by US host LL Cool J.

This series will air on MTV (130) and sister channel MTV Base (322).

Recorded in Johannesburg, the weekly show will go live in April 2015, with Season 1 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 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.

Get your regular dose of Lip Sync Battle Africa on MTV every Thursday from 14 April at 20:50 CAT and on MTV Base at 11:30 CAT every Saturday from 16 April.

Lip Sync Battle is officially one of the most infectious formats 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.

For further information on Lip Sync Battle, please go to like us on Facebook at or follow @mtvza, @MTVBaseAfrica on Twitter and Instagram. To join the conversation about the show, please use the hashtag #LSBAfrica.

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