BET Africa (DStv channel 129) is opening up the industry this year with a gospel talent search in South Africa and Nigeria scouting the next best and biggest local gospel singer to join BET in the USA for the production of the ninth season of Sunday Best gospel music show.

This year, BET Africa will travel between South Africa and Nigeria in the hopes of finding angelic gospel voices who will be selected to participate in the show, with all expenses paid, from 15 April to 15 May this year. Contestants will be part of the top 20 gospel stars from around the world competing for the top prize.



Auditions will be at Harbour Point, Victoria Island – onFriday, 29 March from 08:00 WAT. Here thousands will face local celebrity judges such as Gospel singers Segun Obe, Nikki Laoye, Songwriter & Record producer Rotimi Keys – who will select the next big gospel sensation.

Gospel hopefuls must come along with a passport photograph and must have a valid international passport.

For more information on Sunday Best, visit www.betafrica.tv, or join the conversation using the hashtag #SundayBestAfrica

Hosted by gospel legend Kirk Franklin, Sunday Best is a BET original production that gives amateur gospel singers an opportunity to perform in front of a panel of celebrity judges, who have previously included the likes of Mary Mary, Bebe & Cece Winans and Donnie McClurkin.

According to Monde Twala, Vice President for Youth, Music and BET at Viacom International Media Networks Africa (VIMN Africa):

BET Africa is a platform built on the pillars of black culture and black excellence. We are all about creating opportunities for  Africans to showcase their talent on a global stage.

Gospel music is at the heart of our culture and this will be showcased in the upcoming season of Sunday Best. 

 I encourage all the talented hopefuls to put their best foot forward during our local auditions.”