Babes Wodumo in hot water, dealing with legal consequences
Gqom artist Babes Wodumo responded to allegations she scammed a lifestyle establishment in KwaZulu-Natal at the weekend.
Musician Babes Wodumo, real name Bongekile Simelane, is accused of being a scammer.
Sunday World reports that a lifestyle establishment in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN), called Endaweni Shisanyama, is threatening legal action against the Wololo hitmaker for allegedly running off with R11 000.
ENDAWENI SHISANYAMA WANTS BABES WODUMO TO PAY BACK THE MONEY
According to the Endaweni owner, Babes failed to honour her booking for Saturday, 27 January.
“After she confirmed her availability, we promised to pay her on the 25th, but we ended up paying her on the 24th as she kept on doing follow-ups,” said Endaweni Shisanyama.
“To our surprise, after payment the following day, she came back with a voice note saying that her sister Nondu, who does her bookings, has mixed up the dates with Johannesburg, and she has three gigs on that side. We suspected this, as she didn’t make a promo video.”
The owner said that they’ve tried communicating with the gqom singer, however, she is not taking their calls.
BABES CONFIRMS BOOKING
Asked about the booking, Babes confirmed that it did happen, but blamed her manager for double booking her. She, however, did not respond to questions about refunding Endaweni.
“I did convey my apology to them, explaining that on the very same day I was supposed to be performing at their event, I had gigs and had to shoot for my TV reality show,” said Babes Wodumo.
MORE BOOKINGS DRAMA
The Shut Up and Groove singer’s reputation has been marred with “no-show” scandals.
Last year, three event organisers accused her of not attending gigs despiting being booked.
At the time, Estradini Lifestyle management said she owed them R18 000. In addition, Ora Lifestyle in Pietermaritzburg as well as Second Half Bar and Restaurant in Nquthu, KZN, also wanted their money back.