Just recently SABC owned Metro Fm suspended Pearl Thusi and her co-host Phat Joe after they attacked Bonang Matheba on air. Now Pearl Thusi and SABC are at it again.
The s_exy radio, TV star and model has dumped the SABC to headline the inaugural season of Lip Sync Battle Africa with D’Banj.
The first season of the hit international musical reality show will premiere on 13 April on MTV as well as its sister channel MTV Base, while later on in the month the local version will debut on e.tv.
Unlike the American version captained by rapper/actor LL Cool J, the Mzansi version will have a woman in the driver’s seat and Thusi says she’s ready to take on that kind of responsibility.
“I think with the kind of experience that I have had with all the other shows I’ve done on radio and TV, I really can handle this. I really think I’m fun, smart, sassy and spicy. And the show needs all those stuff,” Thusi points out.
Nigerian crooner D’Banj, affectionately known to his fans as the Kokomaster, will serve as the so-called ‘colour commentator’, following in the footsteps of model/John Legand’s wife Chrissy Teigen.
“It’s all about the host. For me this is what I do for a living. This time I’ll be chilling and enjoying myself in my corner. Watching my colleagues, these are very interesting people, seeing celebrities do what they have never done. It’s all about the hosts, contestants, audience and viewers at home. In this current economy we need that kind of fun, to put a smile on your face,” D’banj mentions.
The newly-minted colleagues reveal that they film the first episode today, although they were very tight-lipped about the first celebrity participants.