For the first time, Babes Wodumo is coming to Cape Town and she wants almal to Wololo with her.
Babes, whose real name is Bongekile Simelane, 23, rose to fame for two reasons earlier this year — for her hit song Wololo, and for admitting on national radio that she did not know who Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan was.
She was later slammed on Twitter when she tweeted: “does Pravin know who Babes is”.
Babes yesterday tweeted that she can’t wait to perform in the Kaap, where she’s headlining the Wololo Festival, happening at the Ostrich Farm (Van Schoorsdrift Road, Phillidelphia) on Saturday.
Babes’ smash hit Wololo was viewed over 2.3 million times on YouTube before it was removed because of a copyright dispute.
But there’s even more in store for Cape fans.
Wololo Festival organiser Hugo Eddy says: “After the success the weekend at the Orlando Stadium with Cassper Nyovest, Babes asked him if he’d perform at her show in Cape Town.”
And apparently, no one can refuse the beautiful Babes, because Cassper’s name has been added to the line-up.
Eddy says: “Babes is very excited to perform in Cape Town because she knows she has many fans there but she’s never been to Cape Town.
“People must come out and support because she has a great show planned. Ticket sales are going crazy, we’re almost sold out.”
Babes was also in the news recently over her new song, Mercedes, which was criticised for promoting a drug by the same name, something the singer has repeatedly denied.
Also joining Babes on stage is MC, Somizi, DJ Naves and Sphectacula, Big Nuz and many more. Tickets start at R200.