Mbau chal­lenges Nakai on Lip Sync Bat­tle Africa

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Fol­low­ing the successful first sea­son, ir­re­sistible screen queen Pearl Thusi re­turns home to re­sume her role as host of Lip Sync Bat­tle Africa for its sec­ond sea­son, aided by glitzy Nige­rian TV star Den­rele Edun.

MTV Base had tongues wag­ging with the must-watch re­turn of the pro­gramme by stag­ing the cra­zi­est episode yet, which fea­tures Jozi rap queen Na­dia Nakai and the ir­re­press­ible Khanyi Mbau.

Lip Sync Bat­tle Africa re­turned to our TV screens on MTV Base (DStv chan­nel 322) on Thurs­day, but the or­gan­is­ers were mum on the de­tails of the show, par­tic­u­larly re­gard­ing the sched­ule of fea­tured stars.

Launched at Mul­tiChoice City in Rand­burg, Jo­han­nes­burg, the or­gan­is­ers brought in some of the con­tes­tants to get the au­di­ence sali­vat­ing. These in­cluded rap­per Da Les, ac­tress Thembi Seete, DJ Sbu, DJ Xclu­sive, Twins On Decks, Loc­nville, Te­kno, co­me­dian Dono­van Go­liath, and ac­tors Natasha Tha­hane and Vuyo Dab­ula. Edun, a pop­u­lar Nige­rian ra­dio per­son­al­ity and TV pre­sen­ter, was seen ex­chang­ing ideas with Lip Synch Bat­tle Africa’s sea­son one pre­sen­ter, Nige­rian com­men­ta­tor D’Banj. “I re­ally en­joyed my time on the show, and be­ing fea­tured on Lip Sync was so spe­cial,” Nakai told City Press. Monde Twala, the vice-pres­i­dent of Vi­a­com In­ter­na­tional Me­dia Net­works, said the show promised to pro­vide even bet­ter acts and per­for­mances with its line-up of South African con­tes­tants. Mul­tiChoice staff were given the op­por­tu­nity to im­i­tate Lip Sync con­tes­tants and per­formed on stage, leav­ing guests with car­pet burns. You could call it a “Mul­tiChoice’s got tal­ent” mo­ment, I sup­pose. And they took away some prizes, too. Who said mu­sic doesn’t unite ev­ery­one?

PHOTO: SIL­VER SIBIYA

ALL SET Mfaniseni KaMotha, Lip Sync Bat­tle com­men­ta­tor Den­rele Edun, rap queen Na­dia Nakai and Monde Twala at the event on Wed­nes­day

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