Actor and television personality Maps Maponyane and Nigerian superstar Flavour are set to battle on the fourth episode of MTV’s reality show Lip Sync Battle Africa. The show will be aired on MTV (DStv channel 130) on Thursday, May 5 on 20:50.
The two finely-honed heartthrobs rise to the occasion, getting the most out of the comedy format as they posture, preen, and show off their abs, while dissing each other in comic mockery. Even D’Banj gets in on the act, eager to demonstrate his own sex god status, appearing with his shirt unbuttoned to the navel in a bid to counter the threat of the two warring idols.
“It was great to be part of Lip Sync Battle Africa and it was awesome how we added our African flair to it all. The experience couldn’t have been better; it was dope to step out of my comfort zone and do those kind of performances, and even better in front of a crowd to feed off. Flavour was a tough competitor as he is such a big music star across Africa, but I just opted to try and compete, by talking a big game. All-in-all we both had a really good time hope the people at home enjoy the show”says Maps.
Added Flavour, “I was so pleased when I found out I was going to appear on Lip Sync Battle Africa. I am used to singing and performing live so lip synching was a new experience for me. The best word to sum up this experience for me is F-U-N. I really appreciated the support and energy of the audience and the awesome hosts Pearl Thusi and D’Banj. My competitor was on his A-game and I enjoyed going head to head with him; I am sure audiences will enjoy our lip sync battle.”
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 and Boity Thulo, Thando Thabethe and Lerato Kganyago and Jason Goliath and Tol A$$ Mo against Celeste Ntuli and Nina Hastie.
Be sure to tune into Lip Sync Battle Africa @ 20:50 every Thursday on MTV, channel 130 on DStv.