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BET takes reality gospel competition series 'Sunday Best' to Lagos, Nigeria

(December 14, 2009) BET marked its one-year celebration on Dstv (the digital satellite television platform on which BET is seen in Africa) with a unique opportunity; an open call to its best and most talented gospel singers to audition for a chance to be on BET's hit competition series, SUNDAY BEST.

The country of Nigeria enthusiastically answered the call as more than 1,000 hopefuls showed up to the Eko Hotel in Lagos, Nigeria to audition.

Gospel legend Kirk Franklin was joined by special guest judges for the Nigerian tryouts Donnie McClurkin, Kim Burrell and British-Nigerian gospel artist Muyiwa Olarewaju. During the callbacks today, the guest judges will choose who will travel to the United States to compete on the third season of SUNDAY BEST.

U.S. audition cities will be announced soon. Read more about SUNDAY BEST Season 3 at "The Gospel According to Torrence," BET.com's gospel blogger at http://blogs.bet.com/ontv/thegospelaccordingto/2009/12/sunday-best-nigeria-aud ition-judges/.

Strange Fruit Media's Nia Hill and D'Angela Proctor Steed are the executive producers for SUNDAY BEST.

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