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Mary J. Blige Headlining First BET Experience Africa


Image Courtesy Peter Kramer/NBCThe annual BET Experience in Los Angeles is expanding to Africa and will be headlined by Mary J. Blige.

According to, Blige has been added to the lineup which features Maxwell, Tamar Braxton, Raphael Saddiq and Young Thug. They will perform December 12 at the Ticketpro Dome in Johannesburg, South Africa. Several African artists including AKA, Flavour and Diamond Platnumz also will participate. BET Experience Africa 2015 also will include comedy, fashion, dance battles and a celebrity basketball game.

As previously reported, Blige will sing during the Christmas in Rockefeller Center TV special on December 2. She will also star as Evillene, The Wicked Witch of the West, in The Wiz Live, airing December 3 on NBC.

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