Denrele And Ebuka Go Head To Head On First Episode Of Lip Sync Battle Africa
Lagos, Nigeria, 19 April, 2016: Flamboyant music TV personality Denrele Edun and TV heartthrob Ebuka Obi-Uchendu are set to do battle in the premiere episode of the hotly anticipated reality contest Lip Sync Battle Africa premiering at 6.00pm, Saturday 30 April on MTV Base (DStv channel 322).
The dynamic duo is set to clash in a sizzling on-screen confrontation in front of millions of TV viewers across Africa, as the massive global TV hit finally makes its debut in Nigeria. After lip syncing (or miming) to two songs of their choice, just one of them will lift the Lip Sync Battle trophy and earn the biggest bragging rights on the planet as the inaugural Lip Sync Battle champion.
The eagerly-awaited African version of the global TV hit, Lip Sync Battle Africa is hosted by South African actress and TV presenter Pearl Thusi alongside Nigerian superstar and “Koko Master” D'Banj.
Commenting on his appearance in the upcoming episode, Denrele remarked, “I am going to have a lot of fun on Lip Sync Battle Africa. This is precisely the sort of thing I like to do ordinarily and I will feel right at home on that stage! My fans can expect to see Denrele at his crazy, quirky best and I think that will make the show very watchable. Too bad for Ebuka that he is coming up against me!”
Ebuka added, “Lip Sync Battle Africa is a bit left field for me, but I look forward to having fun on the programme. I promise everyone a fantastic time and my fans will get to see a side of me that they have never seen before, and possibly a side of me that even I have never seen before. I’m really excited it looks like a lot of fun already”.
Find out who wins the battle of the TV airwaves by tuning in to Lip Sync Battle Africa on MTV Base (DStv channel 322) at 18:00 CAT on Saturday 30 April.
Viewers can also be part of the #LSBChallenge by uploading their own personal lip sync of D’banj’s “Emergency”, Davido’s “The Sound” and Yemi Alade’s “Johnny” on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter with the hashtag #LSBChallenge.
For more information on Lip Sync Battle Africa, visit www.mtvbase.com , like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/verified.MTVBase.Nigeria , and follow us on Twitter and Instagram @MTVBaseWest using the hashtag #LSBAfrica.
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About Lip Sync Battle
Lip Sync Battle is a multiplatform programme that has garnered record ratings for Spike in the U.S. and over half a billion views online. The U.S. version of the critically acclaimed and award-nominated series is executive produced by Casey Patterson of Casey Patterson Entertainment, Jay Peterson of Matador, John Krasinski, Stephen Merchant and 8 Million Plus Productions, and can be seen in more than 120 countries and territories worldwide.
The format is also under license in more than 30 territories, most recently debuting in China, where 30 million people viewed the programme online in its first weekend. In addition, the UK version, which launched in January 2016 on Viacom’s Channel 5, averages a 21% share among viewers 16-34.