31 December 2016

Diva tendencies detected on Babes Wodumo!

The Buyel'Ekhaya Pan African Music Festival has rejected claims made by Babes Wodumo that she was mistreated at the event. The event, took place on the 18 of December in Eastern Cape and the self-proclaimed Queen of Gqom posted a video on Instagram saying she gave a poor performance while in Eastern Cape because she was dragged on stage. She said the event founder Hlubi Mazwai threatened her and forced her to perform.

Ay abantu futhi ungeke umphindisele amazwakhe because ungango mah 😒😒😒😒

A video posted by Bongekile Simelane (@babes_wodumo) on

In a statement posted on Buyel'Ekhaya Facebook page on Wednesday, the event organisers refuted Babes claims saying she just wants to excuse her poor performance.

"The video Babes Wodumo has uploaded on social media is an attempt to mislead the public through misrepresentation of facts aimed at discrediting the Buyel'Ekhaya brand. This is an ill conceived attempt to justify her poor performance, as well as her ill discipline and undermining of the festival goers and people of the Eastern Cape," reads a statement.
Explaining further the event organisers said because of Babes overwhelming demand in December, she requested 75% (R75 000,00) payment upfront which was paid in October. On the day Babes missed her flight and opted to travel with Black Coffee on his charted flight, which resulted in her missing her call time at 01:35am on 19 December 2016. Babes only arrived at Buffalo Park Cricket Stadium at 03:00am and still demanded to go and take a bath before performing. Her request was rejected due to her being late and she refused to perform.

The event organisers pleaded with Babes to perform which she refused, Black Coffee intervened and she eventually took to the stage giving a poor performance.

Thulile Gama