Twitter Goes Off At Babes Wodumo’s Visa Woes
by: Lerato Motsiri - 23 June 2017
Babes Wodumo had her fans in a frenzy on Thursday following rumours that she would not be making her way to the United States because she didn’t apply for her visa in time.
While it seems Wodumo and her management have dismissed the rumours, insisting that she will be going abroad, her Twitter followers did not take kindly to the mere suggestion that she would not be going.
The Queen of Gqom is expected to attend the BET awards this week, where she and Nasty C were nominated for the Best International Act: African category award.
Twitter had this to say:
Twitter users called on Mabala Noise to sign babes Wodumo and asked that Mampintsha (Boyfriend and manager) stay in his lane as just a boyfriend, after reports that he was responsible for the visa confusion.
On Thursday, Channel24 spoke to someone at Wodumo’s record label, West Ink Records, who reportedly said: “She’s definitely going, she’s going to The BET Awards, she’ll be at the BET Awards.”
When you mix business with 🍆… One is bound to fail.
Mabala Noise needs to sign #Babes Wodumo.
Mampintsha needs to manage 🍑 only. pic.twitter.com/KTHcV5L7FO
— Xolisile Mbhele (@xolisile_mbhele) June 22, 2017
Some users blame the team for being incompetent. Surely they were given enough notice.
Babes wodumo team new that she needed to be in America for the awards why didn’t they sort out her papers before pic.twitter.com/S5uqge2jjU
— Nosi (@Nosipho___) June 22, 2017
While some responded in a not so positive manner, calling her entitled. jkgkluhkhlokjojoik
The news of the BET nomination was exciting to many of her fans, especially after she didn’t win anything at the Sama awards. So hearing that she might not even go, because of a simple Visa application disappointed them.
My thoughts on Babes, summarised pic.twitter.com/AYDeXx0YJ3
— Queen Makeda (@JustVuyi) June 22, 2017
With just a few days left to secure Wodumo a visa, some are speculating that incompetence will be her downfall.
“If I was her manager I would have contacted everybody I can in the States to book her to perform or do interviews tying that to her BET nomination. But if they only went to apply for Visas on Tuesday, it is obvious that none of that was done,” wrote columnist Phil Mphela.