In this week’s episode of Tropika Smoooth Fan, Babes Wodumo scoured the country for her biggest fans while viewers at home uncovered some interesting facts about the star during the exciting live quiz show. In Tropika Smoooth Fan, four die-hard celebrity fans were chosen out of thousands to compete in a variety of interactive games and ultimately Nthabiseng Senatle was officially crowned Babes’ smooothest fan. Nthabiseng won herself prizes to the value of R25 000 and will now move on to compete in the final alongside the smooothest fans of the other celebrity contestants in the hopes of winning R250 000 cash and a Honda Amaze.
These Are Some Of The Exciting Things We Learned About Babes Wodumo On Tropika Smoooth Fan:
- While the star goes under the stage name Babes Wodumo, her real name is Bongekile Simelane.
- Her stage name means ‘The Famous Babes’ and came to light after friends and family believed she had the same eyes as a member of the music group The Babes. The star added Wodumo to her stage name after she became famous for excelling at activities like dancing, acting, soccer and athletics.
- Babes is famous for her collaborations with DJ Mampintsha. He is the producer of the star’s smash hit ‘Wololo’ which saw her become the first female to take the Gqom genre mainstream.
- Local media has affectionately named Babes Wodumo South Africa’s National Treasure.
- Babes did a course in social work during her one-year stint at university before her music career kicked off and took all of her time.
- In a bid to get children off the street and onto the stage, Babes started the West Ink Dance Academy – a project she is incredibly passionate about.
- Babes was nominated in the Best International Act: Africa category at the 2017 BET Awards
- Babes starred alongside huge international acts like Kendrick Lamar, The Weeknd, SZA and more on the official Black Panther soundtrack where she teams up with Zacari on a track titled ‘Redemption’.
- Babes has an incredibly strong social media following. Her Instagram page has over 1.3 million followers while her Twitter account is followed by more than 800 000 people.
- Babes’ latest single ‘Domboroza’ is fast becoming another massive hit for the star. The single features Madanon and BlaQRhythm and is a hit on local radio stations at the moment.
Want to be a contestant on Tropika Smoooth Fan? Simply buy a Smoooth Fan branded Tropika at your nearest store, find your unique code and follow the on-pack instructions for your chance to prove you’re the smooothest fan.
Fans also stand to win amazing prizes by snapping a selfie of themselves with a Smoooth Fan branded Tropika, and Whatsapping the image to 071 605 1503 live during the show between 18:00 and 18:30 every Friday.
Catch Tropika Smoooth Fan every Friday at 18:00 on SABC 1.
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