Love or despise her, Babes Wodumo remains one of the biggest names in the world of South African music. In fact, so huge is her name, fame and stardom that there’s always a positive or negative reaction whenever she is mentioned.
However, that has not stopped Babes whose real name is Bongekile Simelane from continuing to hold it down on the stage as well as with several steamy musical releases.
Plus, it has been hit song after hit song since she dropped the monster hit song, “Wololo“ and launched unto national reckoning.
While her tiny bum shorts, colourful weaves, as well as sick and slick dance moves have become a trademark and signature for Babes Wodumo; they have also been one of the points critics have used against her. Especially given the fact that she is the daughter of a Pastor.
One person who remains proud of her though is none other than her father, Mbongeni Simelane. In an interview with Drum Magazine, Mbongeni revealed that even though their calling in life have taken opposite paths, they still remain very proud of what Babes has achieved for herself in her own chosen path.
“We are pastors, Babes isn’t. She has her own calling. If her bum-cheeks show and people feel it’s a disgrace, then I apologise for her. But when I see my daughter on stage I am proud of her beauty,” he affirmed.
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