The self-proclaimed gqom star, Babes Wodumo, has bagged another achievement, ending the year on a high-note. She is definitely one of South Africas most celebrated musicians.
She has just announced that she is fully booked till 2017.
It usually takes years for artists to receive this kind of popularity, but she proved that the industry can open up faster than what people expect. Her music video Wololo was one of South Africa’s fastest video to hit two million on YouTube and her single has been on high rotation on multiple platforms including television, radio stations and…
The star who is known for her outrageous and creative dance moves continues to get music lovers talking and impressing everyone by collecting acclaim.
She recently won Mzansi Sexiest, she beat a rather stiff competition from Muvhango actress Phindile Gwala, Rhythm City vixen Ntando Duma, rapper Nadia Nakai, as well as Isibaya starlets Linda Mtoba and Wandi C.
If that was not enough, iTunnes crowned “Wololo” as the Song As the Year, saying that the hit song is an “exhilarating party by SA’s new dance-floor darling”. She took to Instagram with the caption, “I’m so thankful and grateful for everything God has done for me ?.”
While the artist is well known, some of you don’t know that her real name is Bongekile Simelane. Her stage name means “famous Babes.”
Explaining the origins of the name in a interview on The Citizen, she said when she was born, there was a group called The Babes and she had eyes like one of its members, which her father always referred to and said “Louw’ Babes’ (this one is Babes).”
The ‘Wodumo’ came because she used to do dancing, acting, soccer, athletics, and was good at them all and became famous for them.
— Bongekile simelane (@BABESWODUMO) December 8, 2016