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Babes Wodumo admits she is used to being cheated at Awards

In the words of Babes Wodumo entertainment awards do not interest her anymore. In her case awards ceremonies are a case of ‘once bitten, twice shy.’ Nominated or not its business as usual for the ‘Wololo’ hitmaker but it has always been her wish to win the awards.

She’s been nominated in the KZN Entertainment Awards and she’s come out to confirm it to her fans that regardless of being cheated in the past she really wants to win the awards.

Babes explained why she hasn’t been enthusiastic about mobilising fans to vote for awards in the past and admitted that she’s “afraid”.

“I’m sure belokhe nizibuza ukuthi (you have been wondering) why I’m not saying anything about my nomination on #KZNEA, but the honest truth is that you’ll know how it’s been before and I’m still afraid, since I felt like I’ve been cheated before and the fact that we can’t see the behind-the-scenes voting process as nominees still doesn’t sit well with me,” Babes admitted.

Babes lost her love for awards in 2017 after she and her husband Mampintsha lambasted the South Africa Music Awards (SAMAS) for not giving them the award for song of the year.

That night in 2017 the couple took to social media to vent over not receiving any award for their song which had trended at the time.

Babes said she ‘refuses to believe’ that her song can be played and trend as it did but not receive any award. The same scenario repeated this year as Master KG did not get an award for his internationally trending song, Jerusalema.

“Everyone saw what happened at the Metros has happened at the SAMAs. These awards are sold. Continue buying the awards. But it’s fine, we won’t starve. I will always be Babes Wodumo and Mampintsha will remain Mampintsha,” Babes said.

Anyway, fast forward to 2020, and Babes said that she is ready to move on from her “beef” with award ceremonies and asked that her fans help her bring the #KZNEA home.

“But I want to take a chance and give this opportunity to you guys so nizoba ofakazi bami ekugcineni. Please bring this to us, cause this is for us. Nginithanda F#@= #d Up,” she said.