Babes Wodumo Biography: Age, Boyfriend, Net worth, Awards, Cars
Despite her parents disapproval of Babes Wodumo joining the entertainment world, the artist has managed to grab her title, ”Queen of Gqom”. Her stage name is influenced by her father, who names her Babes as her eyes were similar to those of a member in “The Babes” group. Babes Wodumo biography lays bare everything regarding her life (age, awards, boyfriend, net worth and more).
Babes Wodumo Biography
Birth name: Bongekile Simelane
Birthday: March 25, 1994
Current age: 26 years
Profession: Singer, Choreographer
Labels: West Ink Records
Babes Wodumo Career
The vivacious Babes Wodumo has been in the music industry from the age of 20 with her first song Desha recorded in 2014. The song produced by Sir Bubzin is her debut but Babes Wodumo waited until 2016. Wololo led to her rise to eminence that same year claiming her seat on the throne.
Babes Wodumo “Wololo”
Babes Wodumo Choreography Career
The Gqom Queen owns and manages West Ink Dance Academy, a dancing conservatory for the art of choreography. Babes has worked with a number of artists who feature her to pilot the choreography or coach their dances. She in turn has gained a huge following for dancing and for her music. The songstress has worked with artists like Dj Tira, Big Nuz, Nikki Williams, Kendrick Lamar to name just a few.
Babes Wodumo Awards
MTV Music Awards for Song of the Year-2016
Best International Act: Africa at the BET Awards Best Female Artist, Gqom Queen Vol. 1 -2017
16th Metro FM Music Awards in Best Kwaito Album-2017
Best Female Artist of the Year at the 23rd South African Music Awards.- 2017
The 16th Metro FM Music Awards for Song of the Year, Wololo, – 2017
16th Metro FM Music Awards Newcomer of the Year, Gqom Queen, Vol. 1 – 2017
BET Award for Best International Act: Africa for Best New Artist, Gqom Queen Vol. 1, – 2017
NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Soundtrack( Black Panther ) in Best Dance Album – 2019
What kind of cars does Babes Wodumo drive?
Babes Wodumo owns a Mercedes Benz V-Class, 2019 model worth R1 300 000 and an Audi S7 worth R1 100 000
What is Babes Wodumo Net Worth?
If she can bag R80 000 per show then she ought to be really loaded. The Gqom Queen is worth over R5 million as her income from the West Inc company and her musical career which generates money for her over touring, shows, and performances.
Who is Babes Wodumo Boyfriend?
The whole world may frown on her relationship and label it “toxic”, but Babes simply doesn’t care. The songstress is married to Mandla Maphumulo (Mampintsha) and the two are South Africa’s most controversial couple. Their marriage entails domestic violence but the pair keeps at it. On Mampintsha’s birthday, the duo proclaims their love for one another in a cringy video while in a hot tub. It seems Bonnie and Clyde are here to stay.
How strong is Mampintsha’s leash on Babes Wodumo?
In March 2019, Babes recorded a video on Instagram in which Mampintsha was manhandling her. The Gqom Queen goes on to file a lawsuit against her husband only to drop it afterwards. Was she hexed to do it? Even though the relationship seems to be going south, both parties agree to counselling. Will it work though? Most are speculating that Babes’ drug and alcohol abuse is a cry for help but Mampintsha’s leash is iron clad. He won’t let her go neither will she loosen his grip. Love is definitely blind.
True love or gold digging?
Babes’ father goes Papa Bear on Mampintsha when the abuse allegations come to light. He goes on to accuse the Kwaito King of not only abusing his daughter but also for using her as an ATM. Babes’s father had this to comment, “Mandla is using my daughter. I told him don’t use my daughter for your own gains. With all of these gigs including Black Panther (soundtrack), all that income, Mandla consumes all that money. It is more than a few million.” The question then remains, is Mampintsha in love or is he just a gold digger?
Babes Sophomore releases album
News flash to the “Wodumo hive”, (Idandokazi) has been released today!! It seems Babes really was grinding when police accused her for violating lockdown rules. Even if English was unfriendly to her as she was explaining herself, she managed to finish her album.
Isn’t the couple trying too hard by featuring Mampintsha on every Babe’s song?
It seems the Kwaito King keeps digging his fangs into Babes’s neck. No matter how the relationship hurts, she will not go nowhere. Is Mampintsha controlling the Gqom Queen or is he simply supporting his muse’s career? Well nobody will ever know as all the public sees is a facade. Point taken King, he surely owns her. Their relationship is a cause for concern and featuring Mampintsha on almost every song in Babes’ album is not going to make it look otherwise.
Did the SAMAs personnel sell awards?
Despite being the most nominated artist at the 23rd South African Music Awards (2017), Babes did not bag a single award. This led to a squabble subsequent to the singer condemning the personnel from the SAMA 23 for buying awards.
Babes makes fun of Lady Zamar
It seems all celebrities abuse their right to freedom of speech on social media only to blame it on being hacked when masses call them out on their behaviour. Babes Wodumo is no stranger to this tired trick and she used it after cyber bullying Lady Zamar. The Gqom Queen went after the songstress Lady Zamar and made fun of her acne and fans were ready to boycott her. Only to pull the “I was hacked” hoax from her little bag of tricks. “I didn’t even know the meaning of the names she called me, but I eventually learned that one of them is a b***h who goes around sleeping with different men to the point where her vagina is worn out,” Lady Zamar commented on the issue.
Babes lockdown controversy
The songstress is always making headlines although it is for the wrong reasons. Recently, the Gqom queen misfires when she tweets encouraging people to retaliate if beaten up by the policemen during the lockdown. Masses pounced on her for failing to set a good example when she did not hit back Mamphintsha who had assaulted her previously.
Wodumo’s drastic weight loss
When cameras pop, nobody wants to be looking shabby when it’s time to strike a pose and Babes Wodumo is always on point for the lenses. However, the songstress shocks the masses, when a picture of her looking shabby and thin circulates on social media. Afterwards she puts out a prayer petition to her fans. “Pray for me,” she tweets.
Did Babes really take cocaine in front of her fans?
Recently, Tha Simelane had a conversation on Instagram live with Babes Wodumo asking her how she was coping during the Covid-19 lockdown. Before the interview starts, the Gqom queen cautions that she is drinking. During the heart to heart, Babes goes on to explain how she is surviving on savings. “Into esizamayo ngama-savings (what is helping are savings) and without savings we wouldn’t be living,” she said. She adds on, “I have a lot of things that I am facing. I had to start afresh and build a home for my parents. But people judge you without knowing your situation.”
The aftermath took a deplorable volte-face when Simelane said “Babes Wodumo won’t change”. He alleged that Babes took cocaine while he and other people were watching. Babes goes on to open a criminal lawsuit against the socialite and sues him for defamation of character.
Babes exclusion from the 2019 Mapopoma Festival.
The artist claims her twitter account has been hacked again in 2019. This is after she posts offensive tweets supporting xenophobia attacks occurring at that time which leads to her exclusion from the list of performers at the Mapopoma Festival in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe.
Babes Wodumo Biography: Age, Boyfriend, Net worth, Awards, Cars