Babes Wodumo Biography
The South African choreographer and performer Bongekile Mildred Simelane, who was born on July 26, 1994, goes by the stage name Babes Wodumo.
Most people recognize her by her stage name. The 2016 release of her breakthrough song “Wololo” served as the impetus for her rapid ascent to fame. Later, she included the song on Gqom Queen, her debut studio album, which was released in the second half of 2016.
Babes Wodumo is a member of the group of music connoisseurs who were crucial in influencing the genre’s international acclaim, along with South African rapper Okmalumkoolkat, Italian record label owner Malumqawz Kole, music tastemaker and public relations liaison Cherish Lala Mankai, and Afrotainment record label owner DJ Tira.
Babes Wodumo’s voice can be heard on the song “Redemption” from the Black Panther: The Album album.In 2017, Wodumo was taken into consideration for a nomination for the BET Award for Best International Act: Africa. Idando Kazi, her second studio album, was released in July of 2020.
Babes Wodumo Age
Babes Wodumo was born in Lamontville, Chatsworth, South Africa, on July 26, 1994. As of 2022, she will be 27 years old.
Babes Wodumo Early Years
Babes Wodumo has demonstrated natural skill in a multitude of fields since she was a small child, including dancing, athletics, acting, and soccer. She excelled in these undertakings, earning the nickname “Wodumo” from her admirers.
Since her father named her Babes when she was born, people have always referred to her by that name. Evidently, her father believed that one of the members of the group known as “The Babes” had eyes that resembled those of her daughter.
’Having their son Bongekile was a blessing for Family Welcome and Thokozile Simelane. Her father is Bishop Welcome Simelane, head of the Lamontville Mount Zion Faith Mission. She is Bishop Welcome Simelane’s daughter. A sibling by the name of Nonduh Simelane exists.
Babes Wodumo parents did not support her lifestyle and urged her to pursue a career in social work as opposed to what she was doing.
Babes Wodumo Career
Babes Wodumo made her debut on the music scene in 2014 by appearing as a featured artist on Sir Bubzin’s song “Desha.” She achieved fame in 2016 when her song “Wololo” was released, and ever then, she has been making waves in the music industry.
Babes has performed the song when Mampintsha was a guest artist on many televised occasions, including Idols 12, the MTV Africa Awards, Rhythm City, the South African Music Awards, and Come Duze.
Babes Wodumo Songs
- Ching Chong
- Buyisa uBabes Wodumo
- Thula Wazi
- Ka Dazz
- Tipcee – Umcimbi Wethu Ft. Babes Wodumo, DJ Tira & Mampintsha
Babes Wodumo Husband
Thula Babes Wodumo, DJ Tira, and Mampintsha Amaketanga are featured in Wazi Ngangingekho Ka Dazz Tipcee’s song “Umcimbi Wethu.”
Bongekile had a romantic relationship with her manager and husband, Mandla “Mampintsha” Maphumulo, at one point. There were rumors that their marriage had taken place in secret.
There have been many trying periods for Mampintsha and Babes Wodumo’s relationship, including the abuse controversy earlier in 2021.
In the online-available video clip, Mampintsha was seen forcefully assaulting Babes. When Wodumo and Mampintsha were successful in settling their disagreement, the assault charge against Mampintsha was dismissed. Wodumo had begun the legal procedure by submitting a criminal complaint against Mampintsha.
After the incident, the couple worked out their issues and decided to go to couples counseling to obtain support for their relationship.
Babes Wodumo Net worth
Babes Wodumo reportedly has a net worth of between $1 million and $5 million, all of which came from her incredibly lucrative career.