Babes Wodumo was born on 26 July 1994. She is of the Kwazulu tribe of South Africa. Her full name is Bongekile Simelane. Babes Wodumo was born in the township of Lamontville on the southern edges of the city of Durban in the KwaZulu-Natal region of South Africa.
Her stage name, Babes, comes from the name famous. During her younger age, there was this group in her father’s church known as ‘Lo Uw Babes’ The second name ‘Wodumo; signifies distinction which she acquired because she used to act, participate in soccer and athletics. Her prowess in all the fields made her peers call her Wodumo.
Babes Wodumo spent her childhood in the township of Lamontville with her grandma in a flat in the downtown area of Durban with her folks. Babes Wodumo has one sibling. After she completed secondary school Babes Wodumo went to the University of South Africa which she dropped out after a year because she did not like her course.
She joined a music group Kwaito Super-group from where she rose to fame. During her early performances, his agent would get gigs for her to get paid. In her 2017 interview with the Sunday World Babes Wodumo said she would get paid for gigs and later say, she would not show up.
Upon the arrival of the shooting her first music single, the agent called her imploring her to go to the shoot, yet she refused because she was furious. “He at that point asked my dad, who concurred that I could go as long as I wear shorts over a two-piece,” she told the Sunday World. Darlings Wodumo arrived with a companion, all advertised up and uproarious. This drew Mampitsha’s (of Big NUZ) consideration.
Babes Wodumo is in a relationship with her boyfriend Mampintsha (Mandla Maphumulo) of Big NUZ. “I have a beau, we have been as one for a long time, he is an outstanding artist, however.’ Babes Wodumo is married to her longtime boyfriend Mampintsha, also an artist according to the latest South African rumours. Details are scanty as to the wedding and alleged pregnancy.
Babes Wodumo is the daughter of Bishop Welcome Simelane, the pioneer of the Lamontville Mount Zion Faith Mission. Her father terms her daughter Babes as a God Fearing young lady. She has one sibling Nonduh Simelane.
Assaulted by Boyfriend Mampintsha
On March 3rd, 2019, South African music star Mampintsha was charged with assault after a video showed him hitting his girlfriend, who is also a popular musician.
— Man’s NOT Barry Roux (@AdvoBarryRoux) March 4, 2019
Mampintsha apologized but said he had acted in self-defense. Bongekile Simelane, known by her stage name Babes Wodumo, was talking to fans on Instagram Live in a bedroom when she was slapped repeatedly.
The video, which was broadcast live on Sunday evening, was widely shared on social media sparking outrage and calls for Mampintsha’s arrest.
Babes Wodumo featured on the Black Panther soundtrack and has often collaborated with Mampintsha, including on one of her most popular songs, Wololo.
Mampintsha appeared in a Pinetown Magistrate’s Court in the coastal city of Durban, where he was charged with assault under South Africa’s domestic violence laws.
He told reporters outside the court that he had been asleep when Babes Wodumo arrived at their hotel room after a party.
“Babes arrived and she assaulted me. In my defence I hit her back,” he said after being freed on bail set at 2,000 rand ($140; £110).
“I made a mistake but no-one can accept to be attacked while asleep in bed. I’m sorry for my actions. I ask for forgiveness for raising my hand against her,” he added.
Babes Wodumo Songs
- Buyisa uBabes Wodumo
- Ching Chong
- Thula Wazi
Babes Wodumo Social Profiles
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|Age||He was born on 26th July 1995 (age 24 years as of 2018)|
|Full Names||Bongekile Simelane|