Who is Babes Wodumo?
Babes Wodumo is a 28-year-old South African gqom singer, dancer, and choreographer popularly known for her hit song “Wololo” which was released in 2016.
This article talks about South African artist “Babes Wodumo” and in it, we will be covering her biography, age, career, net worth, family background, and other facts about her. Before we proceed let’s have a look at her profile summary below.
|Birth Name||Bongekile Simelane|
|Age||28 years old|
|Birth Date||July 26, 1994|
|Profession||Singer and Dancer|
|Parents||Father: Welcome Simelane|
|Husband||Mandla “Mampintsha” Maphumulo|
|Net Worth||$1 million approx|
Babes Wodumo Biography
Babes Wodumo was born in Lamontville, Chatsworth, South Africa on July 26, 1994. Her real name is Bongekile Simelane and her nationality is South African.
Talking about her family background her father is a bishop whose name is Welcome Simelane. For now, her mother’s name is not yet known. Babes has a sister named Nonduh Simelane.
Babes Wodumo was a student at the University of South Africa when she left to work in the entertainment business.
In 2014, Babes Wodumo released “Desha,” her debut single, which was produced by Sir Bubzin. Her breakout hit track “Wololo,” which featured Mampintsha, was released in December 2015 in South Africa after she signed a record deal with West Ink.
Thanks to her hit song, she received the nomination for the MTV Africa Music Awards’ Best Breakthrough Artist and Song of the Year.
She released her first studio album, “Gqom Queen Vol. 1 on November 25, 2016”. The singles “Wololo,” “Umgan Wami,” and “Mercedes” came after the album.
When it was released, the song had over 28 million streams and debuted at number three on the iTunes rankings. Her album gave her the chance to be on Kendrick Lamar’s “Black Panther” album.
Her second studio album, “Idando Kazi”, which includes Mampintsha, Skillz, T.N.S, Worst Behavior, and many others, was released on July 24, 2020.
The album’s lead track, “eLamont,” featuring Mampintsha and Skillz, debuted at number three on the South African iTunes charts.
Her album “Idando Kazi” was nominated for a South African Music Award at its 27th annual ceremony. She and her husband launched “Uthando Lodumo”, a reality series that premiered on Showmax, in 2021.
On March 3, 2019, claims of a violent assault against Wodumo by her manager and partner Mandla “Mampintsha” Maphumulo appeared. Wodumo live-streamed the event on Instagram. Mampintsha was detained on grounds of possible assault.
Even though it had seemed like their romance was finished, they both accepted to be counseled, made amends, and are now on good terms. Mampintsha even made an appearance on her second album, Idando Kazi.
In 2020, Babes Wodumo got married to Mandla Maphumulo. Sponge, their first kid, was born in 2021, without Babes’ parents knowing.
Height and Weight Measurements
This South African artist has a height measurement standing at 5 feet 6 inches tall. For now, her weight information hasn’t been revealed.
Babes Wodumo is well-known for her diversity in terms of singing and creative skills, and as a result, she has amassed a significant amount of wealth. It is reported that she has an estimated net worth of $1 million dollars approximately.