Update: The Gqom Queen, Volume. 1 Album has now been released. Scroll below to get download link.
Babes Wodumo might have captivated the entire South African nation and by extension, the African continent with the sickest and slickest dance moves yet to be seen; but she’s duly set to take things even further. She’s set to release her debut album titled Gqom Queen, Vol. 1 Album on Friday, 25th November, 2016.
As you can imagine, the Gqom Queen, Vol. 1 Album is already being massively-anticipated by music fans and this is not so surprising with Wololo earning a nomination at the MTV Africa Music Award for Song of the Year. Even music fans, pundits and critics couldn’t disagree.
Babes Wodumo who’s real name is Bongekile Simelane also scooped another nomination for Best Breakthrough Act and it became official that she is the first person to place the Gqom (a dance sub-genre from Durban) unto the global stage. Now, the West Ink act is all set for her debut album and we are truly excited.
The Gqom Queen, Vol. 1 Album is a 15-track work of musical art and it features usual suspect-in-music Mampintsha in all its records. However, it also features some of the finest musical acts on the African continent including Nigerian superstar, D’Banj, Madanon, Cassper Nyovest, DJ Sox, Sparks Wabantwana, Scoop, Kholwane and Khuzani.
This latest project promises to be fierce and we can expect even more dope music videos with neck-breaking dance moves from the queen of dance. One thing many people might not know is the fact that Babes Wodumo is even extending the frontiers of values in the society by getting vulnerable kids off the streets with the West Ink Dance Academy – a very noble project and cause!
The Gqom Queen, Vol. 1 Album is already available for pre-order on iTunes and you can be sure we at Hitvibes will dissect and review every record off the project to give our honest opinion.
The following potential chart-toppers made the cut on Babes Wodumo‘s Gqom Queen, Vol. 1 Album:
1. Amatsegetsege (feat. Mampintsha & DJ Tira)
2. Nkabinde (feat. Mampintsha)
3. Umngan’wami (feat. Mampintsha)
4. Wololo (feat. Mampintsha)
5. Uyang’phazamisa (feat. Mampintsha)
6. Mercedes (feat. Mampintsha & Madanon)
7. Thobeka (feat. Mampintsha, Madanon & DJ Tira)
8. Wololo (Remix) [feat. Mampintsha & D’Banj]
9. Family (feat. Mampintsha & Cassper Nyovest)
10. Ngangingekho (feat. Mampintsha & Dj Sox)
11. Intombi Yesgebengu (feat. Mampintsha)
12. Kuth’Angkhulume (feat. Mampintsha & Sparks Wabantwana)
13. Thula Wazi (feat. Mampintsha, Scoop & Kholwane)
14. Buyisa uBabes Wodumo (feat. Khuzani, MC Tshatha & Mampintsha)
15. Ching Chong (feat. Mampintsha)