During a chat with an entertainment tabloid, dancer Babes Wodumo spoke on how female dancers are easily stereotyped as ‘stupid.’
As a result of this misconceptions, she said, people often look down on females as people without a bright future. Thus, Babes Wodumo thought it was high time something was done about it.
Being a victim herself, the Wololo hit maker has set out on a mission to challenge the stereotypes plaguing the female dancers.
She told a local publication:
“Most people think that women who dance like me are stupid, and people often underestimate me,”
“I’m a career-focused young woman; I am innovative and ambitious. I have big plans for myself and my community.”
However, the qgom queen acknowledged the fact that encouragement from fans helped her a lot. She said she’s humbled by the way people appreciate her work.
“From the beginning, I knew that my love for dance and music was going to help me reach my dreams. I knew where I was going, but never imagined that my music and dance would be appreciated this much. I still get shocked by how star-struck people behave when they see me; it can be overwhelming at times. This fame has humbled me, because it means people appreciate my hard work.”
Wodumo, who is signed to Afrotainment’s parent label (West Ink Records), used the West Ink Dance Academy as a platform to take in youths from the streets and onto the stage with her.
Her interest in humanitarian activities led her to work with the Bongekile Care Centre. She did this with the hopes of opening an old-age home one day.
Her hit song, Wololo, featuring Big Nuz’s Mampintsha, has been rated as the most played local song on South African radio.