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Babes Wodumo is a South African gqom artist and choreographer. She rose to fame following the release of her breakthrough song “Wololo”, in 2016. The song later appeared on her debut studio album, Gqom Queen, released in late 2016.
Wodumo is a part of the music connoisseurs who were pivotal in influencing the genre’s international acclaim included the likes of South African rapper Okmalumkoolkat, Italian record label Gqom Oh owner, Malumqawz Kole inclusive of music taste-makeraand public relations liaison, Cherish Lala Mankai and Afrotainment record label owner DJ Tira. She appeared on Black Panther: The Album on a song called “Redemption”. In 2017, Wodumo was nominated for the BET Award for Best International Act: Africa. In July 2020, she released her second album, Idando Kazi.
|Net Worth||$2 million|
Babes Wodumo who real name is Bongekile Simelane was born on March 25, 1994 (age 27 years) in Lamontville, Chatsworth, South Africa. Her parents are of South African descent, her father is Welcome Simelane.
Babes Wodumo start dancing at a young age but later added music. In 2015, she released her first song titled “Desha” produced by Sir Bubzin. Her album created the opportunity to feature on the Black Panther album by Kendrick Lamar.
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On 24 July 2020, she released her second studio album Idando Kazi, which features Mampintsha, Skillz, T.N.S, Worst Behavior and many others. The “eLamont” was released as the lead single of the album features Mampintsha and Skillz debuted at number 3 on South African iTunes charts.
At 27th South African Music Awards Idando Kazi received nominations. In 2021 she and his husband launched their reality show Uthando Lodumo which airs on Showmax.
On 3 March 2019, reports surfaced that Wodumo’s boyfriend and manager Mandla “Mampintsha” Maphumulo had physically assaulted her. Wodumo broadcast the incident on Instagram Live. Mampintsha was arrested on suspicion of assault. Even though the relationship between the two had appeared to be over, both parties agreed to counsel and reconciled and are on good terms, with Mampintsha appearing on her second album Idando Kazi.
In 2017, Wodumo was the most nominated artist at the 23rd South African Music Awards. However, she did not win any awards, and this led to an altercation after the singer accused the personnel from the SAMA 23 of buying awards.
In 2016, Babes released her breakthrough album where she featured Mampintsha in all the songs on the project. The album also features Nigerian superstar D’banj, Madanon, Cassper Nyovest, DJ Sox, Sparks Wabantwana, Scoop, Kholwane, Khuzani, Danger & DJ Tira.
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In July 2020, she released her second project, titled Indando Kazi, where she featured mostly Mampintsha on 10 out of the 13 tracks. Other artists include RockBoy, Cultivated Soulz & Sizwe Mdlalose, Rhythm Soundz, Dladla Mshunqisi, and Tipcee, among others.
Babes Wodumo is married to Mandla Maphumulo in 2020. In 2021 they had their first child, even though Babes’ parents didn’t know. They had a reality show, “uthando lodumo,” which premiered on the Showmax channel (495).
Babes Wodumo net worth
How much is Babes Wodumo worth? Babes Wodumo net worth is estimated at around $2 million which is approximately 28 million South African rands. Her main source of income is from her music career. Wodumo successful career has earned her some of the luxurious lifestyle and some fancy cars.