Babes Wodumo Biography – Babes Wodumo Wiki
Babes Wodumo is a South African dancer, Gqom artist, and choreographer. Wodumo came to the limelight after she released her breakthrough song “Wololo”, in 2016. Her song later appeared on her debut studio album, Gqom Queen, which was released in late 2016. Her debut album also featured Nigerian superstar D’banj, Madanon, Cassper Nyovest, DJ Sox, Sparks Wabantwana, Scoop, Kholwane, Khuzani, Danger & DJ Tira.
Wodumo appeared on Black Panther The Album on a song called “Redemption”. In 2017, she was nominated for the BET Award for Best International Act Africa. Recently, Wodumo released her second album known as album Idando Kazi. The album was released in July 2020. In her second album, Wodumo has featured her boyfriend Mampintsha on 10 out of the 13 tracks, She also featured RockBoy, Cultivated Soulz & Sizwe Mdlalose, Rhythm Soundz, Dladla Mshunqisi, and Tipcee.
Babes Wodumo Age
Born Bongekile Simelane was born on March 25, 1994, in Lamontville, Chatsworth, South Africa.
Babes Wodumo Boyfriend
She is in a relationship with her boyfriend Mandla “Mampintsha” Maphumulo. Her boyfriend is a South African DJ and music producer. He has been mostly featured in Wodumo’s second album. The couple’s collaboration “Wololo”, is featured in Black Panther.
On 3 March 2019, reports claimed that her boyfriend and manager Mandla “Mampintsha” Maphumulo had physically assaulted Wodumo. Wodumo went on to address the incident on her Instagram Live. Mampintsha was later arrested on suspicion of assault. They solved the issue and were reconciled.
Her father Welcome Simelane went on to condemn Mampintsha for assaulting her daughter. Wodumo’s father said at the time: “When people are in love with each other, there are things that need to be addressed and if there is abuse they need to tell someone. I am very disappointed and hurt at what Mandla has done to my daughter. I am not pleased about that. I said Mandla, please don’t hit, don’t kick and don’t abuse my daughter for your own gain. Mandla consumed everything that Babes made, even the Black Panther payout. I want the world to know that Mandla was using my daughter for his own financial gain.”
Babes Wodumo Family
She is the daughter of Welcome Simelane. Wodumo’s father is a priest at Mount Zion Faith Mission in Lamontville, south of Durban, South Africa. She has a sister known as Nonduh Simelane.
Babes Wodumo Net Worth
Babes Wodumo’s net worth is estimated to be $1 million.