We can’t argue that Babes Wodumo and her late husband, Mampintsha, made a formidable duo. The two were thick as thieves, and they always supported each other in every way.
In 2017, after Babes lost an award at the South African Music Awards, Mampintsha called out the SAMAs. After blasting the events’ organisers, they released a statement apologizing for the outburst.
“We wish to apologise to all our supporters and society in general for the outburst by some of us soon after the SAMAs ceremony. This unfortunate situation was due to the number of calls we were receiving from thousands of music lovers who were disappointed about the outcomes of the ceremony.”
“This mistake was by no means intended at casting aspersions to organizers and judges of this event. Furthermore‚ we were in no way or whatsoever trying to undermine any of the winners. We wish to congratulate everyone who won at the awards ceremony.”
After Jay-Z called out the Grammys for not giving his wife Beyoncé (who is the most awarded artist in history) an “Album of the Year” win, Babes shared a picture of the couple and wrote that they were like Mampintsha and her.