Self-proclaimed gqom queen Babes Wodumo has announced that she will be releasing her own album as well as her husband’s posthumously. Mandla “Mampintsha” Maphumulo passed away on December 24 after suffering a stroke.
A Rocky Relationship, but Thick as Thieves
Despite facing rocky times in their relationship, Babes and Mampintsha were as thick as thieves. They eventually got married and were blessed with a baby boy. On her Instagram timeline, Babes shared memories she made with her husband and child, including the song Ngithethelele, which she said was the last song they recorded together.
Both Albums Recorded Together
In her post, Babes wrote, “We recorded both our albums sawaqeda womabili (finished them) but didn’t release cause we were letting Big Nuz release 1st. When we were done out, of the blue you requested senze lengoma, little did I know it was the last song we did together. Mampintsha’s last prayer Ngithethelele#Albums Coming Soon.”
Fans Show Support
Babes’ followers were happy to hear the news and showed their support in the comments. One wrote, “I’ve watched this so many times. Thank you for continuing to share Uthando Lodumo still nathi. May your husband’s soul rest in perfect peace. OK release Mabheshingo. Azishe ke manje. We love you Babes.” Another commented, “One thing about Shimora is that he loved his family. Gone too soon.”
Mourning Her Husband’s Death
Babes Wodumo is still mourning her husband’s death. She recently spent her first Valentine’s Day without him and visited his gravesite. In her post, she wrote, “Wow, after so many years this is the first Valentine’s Day without you sthandwa sam. Today women out there are celebrating with loved ones, but me being here today makes it different from others. I forever cherish days we shared together. Ngyazi ujabulile ukungbona.”
In January, just weeks after her husband was buried, Babes shared a Bible verse he recited to her when they met. She wrote, “First verse mina no Mandla shared together, since the first day we met. WayiHighlighter as it is. Now I understand what you meant Sthandwa Sam.”