Babes Wodumo’s Biography

Following her domestic violence case, Babes Wodumo became the talk of social media. The musician received a great amount of criticism and sympathy from millions of citizens. It wasn’t long until she dropped the case against her boyfriend.  She’s a superstar who came into the music industry with nothing, but hunger to succeed as a creative and an artist. Babes Wodumo has gained numerous fans following her international features and performing throughout the African continent.

Growing up, she always wanted to become a global superstar as a dancer. Dreams do come true – and Babes surely works hard towards achieving her ultimate dreams.

Babes Wodumo Age

Babes Wodumo was born on the 26th of July in 1994, she is 28 years old.

Babes Wodumo Family

As a child, she grew up with interests in dancing, singing, football and athletics. It is a passion which gave her the name “Wodumo” and she maintained her air which led her to the successful young lady she is today.

Born Bongekile Selimane she was raised by her father, Reverend Welcome Semilane. Babes grew up with her only sister, Nonduh Simelane. Her parents however, never approved of her interests of being in the entertainment world.

Instead, they wanted her to study towards becoming a social worker, as she had the passion of helping people in society, mostly assisting the elderly. Eventually, the musician focused on dancing and started receiving affirming support from her family and worked towards her growth as an artist.

Worthy Welcome named his daughter “Babes” after she was born. He believed her eyes looked similar to those of a member in “The Babes” group.

Babes Wodumo Marriage

Babes Wodumo is married to Mandla Maphumulo, who is known by his stage name, Mampintsha. He is also a member of Big Nuz. The two didn’t announce their marriage until people were surprised with a picture on Instagram of the duo showing their wedding rings.

Their marriage was heavily criticized as it is believed that the relationship isn’t healthy and there are abuse allegations which have circulated since 2018. Despite that, the pair declared their love for one another in a very adherey video posted to social media of themselves in a hot tub.

At some point in their lives, people thought that the couple were pregnant with their first child. Babes used the media to tease a ‘special announcement’. Many thought it was a pregnancy announcement, given that Babes was pictured wearing loose clothing at the time. However, it turns out that it was for a music video.

Babes Wodumo Career

Babes Wodumo has been in the music industry for 7 years. She first recorded Desha in 2014, which was meant to be her debut song, produced by Sir Bubzin, but Babes waited until 2016 – where she would claim her Gqom Queen status shortly after releasing a hit album.

She went into 2017 prepared as she was collecting huge awards from South African and international awards. This album led Babes Wodumo to later being featured on the Black Panther album by Kendrick Lamar.

Babes Wodumo Awards 

Since her activity in music, Babes collected a number of awards in 2017. This was following the success of her debut album, which was released in 2016.

2016 – MTV Music Awards for Song of the Year

2017 – 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, Gqom Queen, Vol. 1, at the 23rd South African Music Awards in 2017

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, at the 16th Metro FM Music Awards Newcomer of the Year, Gqom Queen, Vol. 1.

2017 – The 23rd South African Music Awards BET Award for Best International Act: Africa for Best New Artist, Gqom Queen Vol. 1,

2019 – NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Soundtrack/Compilation – Black Panther in  Best Dance Album, Gqom Queen Vol. 1.

Babes Wodumo Cars

Babes Wodumo owns a Mercedes Benz V-Class, 2019 model which is estimated to be at a market price of R1 300 000 and she added to a new ride to her collection with the Audi S7 which has a market price of R1 100 000. Collectively, Babes Wodumo owns cars which are worth over R2 millions combined.

Babes Wodumo Net Worth

Babes Wodumo is estimated to be worth over R5 million as her income from the West Inc company and her musical career which has generated money for her over touring, shows, and performances.

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