Bongekile Simelane better known by her stage name- Babes Wodumo is an award-winning Gqom musician, dancer and choreographer who burst into fame in 2016 with the release of her hit song- Wololo.
Although her journey has had its ups and downs, Babes Wodumo has achieved significant milestones in her career and the future looks bright for the Gqom queen.
Here is a look at Babes Wodumo’s net worth, her music career, reality show and business which have helped her to build her wealth.
What is Babes Wodumo’s net worth?
Several online sources estimate that Babes Wodumo’s net worth is an impressive figure above R 5 million. She has accumulated this impressive wealth from her career in the music industry, her reality television show, and her business.
Babes Wodumo’s music career
Babes Wodumo showed an interest in music and dance from a young age and although his parents never approved of her interests, she continued to pursue her interests and eventually won the support of her family.
She made her debut in the music interest in 2014 when she released her first single titled Desha which was produced by Sir Bubzin.
Babes Wodumo got her breakthrough in 2016 after being signed by West Ink Records and releasing her debut album Gqom Queen. The album was certified platinum (RiSA) and featured the hit track- Wololo which was a massive hit and earned Babes a nomination for Best Breakthrough Artist and Song of the Year at MTV Africa Music Awards.
In July 2020, Babes Wodumo released her second studio album- Idando Kazi under West Ink Records. The album featured Skillz, T.N.S, RockBoy, Cultivated Soulz, Rhythm Soundz, Madanon, Worst Behavior, and Mampintsha. It performed really well and earned her a nomination for Best Gqom Album at the 27th South African Music Awards.
In the nine years that Babes Wodumo has been in the music industry, she has received prestigious nominations and awards, worked with some big names both locally and internationally including American rapper- Kendrick Lamar and Nigeria’s musician- D’banj, and has also made good money from her talents.
Read also: Meet Mampintsha and Babes Wodumo’s cute son.
Babes Wodumo’s reality show
Babes Wodumo’s net worth has also been built from the money she has made from starring in her reality show.
Together with her late husband- Mampintsha, Babes Wodumo starred in their reality show- Uthando Lodumo which gave viewers a glimpse into their marriage.
Babes Wodumo business
In addition to her music career and reality show, Babes Wodumo’s net worth has also been built from the profits she has made from her business.
She runs a dance academy called West Ink Dance Academy where she teaches the art of choreography and dance routines.