The year 2017 has not been the nicest to Gqom Queen, Babes Wodumo. Perhaps, that is all about to change as Babes is finally set to release her latest song “Ghanda Ghanda” tomorrow, Wednesday 30th.
However, the story didn’t begin on a good note as with many of the Wololo star’s fortune this year.
It all started when Babes Wodumo whose real name is Bongekile Simelane, took to social media channel, Instagram, to plead with her fans to help her find her missing USB. She claimed it contained the yet-to-be-released single.
Babes further reiterated that fans could also help her with a link to delete the song off the device as it had already leaked in South Durban.
While many felt sorry for the West Ink sensation, others felt it was a good opportunity to further troll Babes. They had an arsenal as they wondered why Babes Wodumo would think it was possible to clean the content of a USB with an internet link.
In a twist of fate, however, Babes Wodumo has now located the device with the song intact and will now be released on iTunes according to plans.
Even though this latest Babes Wodumo episode has ended on a positive. Many industry watchers now believe it was a publicity stunt for the promotion of the single, “Ghanda Ghanda.
This wouldn’t be the first time she will be involved in controversy this year.
In May, Babes and label boss and beau, Mampintsha, were at the receiving end of several trolls online after accusing South African Music Awards (SAMA) of going to the highest bidder with Babes‘ inability to win an award on the night.
Not done, Babes Wodumo also failed to attend the BET Awards a month after in June. She had been nominated for the Best International Act: Africa alongside AKA and Nasty C but was unable to attend due to her inability to apply for the visa on time. At the time, she was also the butt of mean jokes across social media as well.
We can only hope the release of “Ghanda Ghanda” is the much needed turnaround the prolific music sensation and dance act needs in a year that has dealt her a lot of up’s and down’s.
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