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