SA to enjoy local version of MTV’s Lip Sync Battle


Kevin Hart onp Sync Battle US season 2, credit: Spike TV

A South African version of MTV’s Lip Sync Battle is set to be staged in South Africa. Viacom’s decision to host Lip Sync Battle Africa was announced by show host LL Cool J.

Under a partnership with, the series will air on MTV (DStv channel 130) and sister channel MTV Base (DStv channel 322) before making its terrestrial premiere on
Recorded in Johannesburg, the weekly show will go live in April 2015, with series 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 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.

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 8.50 pm CAT and on MTV Base at 11.30 CAT every Saturday from 16 April. viewers will be singing along every Saturday from 23 April at 6.30 pm CAT.  Viewers will also be able to enjoy Lip Sync Battle Africa in HD (eHD) on both OpenView HD (Channel 104) and DStv (DStv Channel 194).

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

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