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To commemorate the one year anniversary of BET in African, the network will bring its gospel music competition series, “Sunday Best” to Lagos, Nigeria on Sunday Dec. 6.

Hosted by Kirk Franklin, the series returns for its third season in search of the next great gospel singer and expands its auditions outside of U.S. borders for the first time. Gospel greats and judges for the Nigerian tryouts, Donnie McClurkin, Kim Burrell and British-Nigerian gospel artist Muyiwa Olarewaju, will join Franklin during the auditions at the Eko Hotel located at Adetokunbo Ademola Street, Lagos, NG 12724.

An episode during the show’s upcoming season will highlight footage taken from the Nigerian auditions and the series will air in the U.S., Canada, the Caribbean, the United Kingdom and Africa reaching more than 101 million households around the world.

The first round of “Sunday Best” auditions on Dec. 6 in Lagos will be open to the first 1000 contestants age 21 and older who have a government issued form of identification. Doors to the venue will open at 10 a.m. Contestants who make it past the first round will be asked to come back on Monday, Dec. 7 and judges will then determine who will travel to the United States to compete during the show’s third season.

U.S. auditions cities and dates will be announced at a later date.