Babes Wodumo was having the best year of her life this year.
Although South Africans spent most of this year under a national lockdown, gqom sensation Babes Wodumo found herself hitting the social media trends list every now then .
At the start of the year, the gqom sensation shied faraway from the spotlight after her name trended when people noticed her drastic weight loss last year.
Here’s a recap of Babes’ drama-filled year:
Babes and Mampintsha create a coronavirus song
While people ridiculed and shamed her weight loss, in March Babes decided to use her time under lockdown by performing on a song about the coronavirus that continues to wreak havoc across the planet .
The song may be a good gqom beat and zip but vibes that a lot of gqom fanatics found themselves loving.
Her management slams ‘cocaine’ accusations during viral Instagram Live video
Babes topped the Twitter trends list in June after a video of her breaking down during an interview with socialite Tha, from the truth show Kwa MaMkhize, went viral.
Shortly after a tearful Babes disconnected from Instagram Live, Tha also burst into tears and insinuated she had allegedly used cocaine ahead of him and viewers.
Speaking to TshisaLIVE, Babes’ sister and PR manager Nondumiso Simelane denied the accusations.
“If you saw the Live, you’ll also testify. Everyone who watched the Live didn’t see any cocaine in order that is that the answer. with great care we are clear regarding the cocaine story, there was no cocaine in view and viewers of that Live also said the maximum amount .”
In the viral video, which was done on Babes’ boyfriend and fellow musician Mampintsha’s Instagram Stories, the Wololo hitmaker struggled to fight back tears as she opened about the pain of being judged by people that ignoramus about her.
She spoke about the pressure she has been under and the way people had apparently dismissed her personal issues and written her off. Shortly after Babes had disconnected from the Live chat, Tha claimed he had just seen her taking cocaine and said she would never change.
Nondumiso said she had no idea why Tha would say something like this about Babes.
“As for Tha saying that, you’ll need to ask him why he said that because that’s on him. we do not know anything about the cocaine Tha apparently saw. Ask him, maybe he’ll answer. You never know, sometimes you think that you saw something and it clothed to be nothing or even he had his own motives. we do not know.”
Nondumiso did admit that Babes was under the influence of alcohol.
“Babes is okay. the sole thing you saw and she or he also admitted to was that she was busy drinking. She has her Savanna or whatever. She even said during the live, ‘Ey guys i’m drinking’. But there was no cocaine. That’s it,” Nondumiso said
Babes returns after a year-long social media hiatus
In September, Babes returned to Instagram after a social media break, reminding fans that she’s still a lively and a fierce gqom queen.
Babes took a year’s hiatus from social media and returned on the socials to remind her follower’s that her single idandokazi was able to be purchased on streaming platforms.
Speaking to TshisaLIVE, Babes made it known she’s not “reclaiming the crown” because she never stepped off her throne.
“I don’t think my crown was ever off my head, I remain the queen of gqom until I decide otherwise!”
Babes issa fiancé after Mampintsha proposed survive radio
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In October, Babes was left speechless after the record label boss and her long-term boyfriend Mampintsha popped the question survive Gagasi FM.
In a series of videos shared on Instagram, Mampintsha are often seen taking place on one knee with a hoop in his hand as presenters tell Babes — who seemed like she had no idea what was coming — that the proposal was real.
In the video, a cheerful yet nervous Mampintsha are often heard saying to the love of his life that they have been together for an extended time and he feels it is time .
“Be my wife Ma Simelane. It’s been years. It’s been an extended time my love,” Mampintsha told his future wife.
A blushing yet surprised Babes said “Yes”, and therefore the room to erupted in celebration.
“Within a blink of an eye fixed and now I’m left speechless. The journey wasn’t easy but we stuck together through thick and thin. Ngiyabonga Mashimane,” Babes said later when she reposted the videos of the proposal.
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