Johannesburg, 24 May 2016: After Uti wiped the floor with Tumisho Masha in last week’s episode of Lip Sync Battle Africa, MTV (DStv channel 130) reveals that Diamond Platnumz and Theo Kgosinkwe are the next stars to face off in the hilarious reality contest.
This week’s upcoming battle between BET Award nominee Diamond Platnumz andMafikizolo frontman Theo Kgosinkwe premieres on MTV, (DStv channel 130) at 20:50CAT on 26 May 2016.
Upcoming battles will include Samkelo vs Ini Edo (2 June), Mdu vs Mapaseka (9 June),Mpho vs Basketmouth (16 June) and Nomzamo vs Tiwa Savage (23 June).
Despite channelling Luther Vandross (“Never Too Much”) and Busiswa (“Ngoku”) and busting some serious dance moves in a dress and blonde wig, Masha could make no headway against his opponent, who won the audiences’ hearts thanks to his energetic rendition of Psy’s “Gangnam Style” and Kcee’s “Pull Over”.Uti joins Joey Rasdien, Boity Thulo, Tol A$$ Mo, Jason Goliath, Lerato Kganyagoand Maps Maponyane on the Lip Sync Battle Africa winners’ roster.
Hosted by Pearl Thusi with colourful commentary from ‘koko master’ and Afrobeat star,D’Banj, Lip Sync Battle Africa has previously witnessed epic battles between Cassper Nyovest vs Boity Thulo, Thando Thabethe vs Lerato Kganyago, Jason Goliath/Tol A$$ Mo vs Celeste Ntuli/Nina Hastie, and Flavour vs Maps Maponyane.
Tune in to Episode 7 of Lip Sync Battle Africa on MTV (DStv channel 130) on Thursday 26 May at 20:50 CAT to find out who takes home the winner’s belt and the biggest bragging rights on the planet.
For another chance to watch the show, tune in to MTV Base (DStv channel 322) at 11:30CAT on Saturday 28 May and to e.tv on Saturday 4 June at 18:05 CAT. Viewers will also be able to enjoy Lip Sync Battle Africa in high definition (eHD) on both OpenView HD (Channel 104) and DStv (Channel 194).
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About Lip Sync Battle
Lip Sync Battle is a multiplatform juggernaut 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.