Young, energetic and colourful are words that are rarely associated with the image of a typical social worker – but this is exactly what Gqom artist Babes Wodumo may have become had she not been an entertainer.
In last week’s episode of Tropika Smooth fan, the Ka Dazz hit-maker revealed that she 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.
Although the 24-year-old did not complete the course, it seems that helping others is a passion of hers as she also revealed that she started the West Ink Dance Academy in a bid to get children off the streets and onto the stage.
Here are 3 other cool things we learnt about Babes during the episode.
• 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 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.
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