The feud between Babes Wodumo and the Buyel’Ekhaya Pan African Music Festival organisers has resulted in them revealing how much she charged them for a performance that fans were not impressed with.
After allegedly arriving late for her performance last week, further refusing to perform, Babes had allegedly been paid a deposit of 75%, which was R75 000. This means the Wololo hit maker charges R100K for a performance.
The amount she charges landed her on the trends list on Twitter, with most saying they did not understand why she charged that much “just to go on stage and lipsync to Wololo”.
Some, however, said the amount was worth it, slamming South Africans for “thinking our local talent comes cheap”.
If newcomer Babes charged R100K, how much did DJ Black Coffee charge for a gig, some asked.
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These were some of the reactions on Twitter:
Babes Wodumo charges 100k So what? She is in demand ,yekani u Girl asebenze
— Nokwazi???????? (@Womanishh) December 29, 2016
Babes Wodumo 100k a gig? ???????? Nah that's too much for someone who's gonna perform two songs.
— Soso✨ (@SosoCPT) December 29, 2016
100k? that's too much. Babes Wodumo and her two songs must chill.
— SNORAH (@Snorah_) December 29, 2016
Why y'all so heated about Babes Wodumo charging 100k per gig did she charge you? Are you the one paying? Let her flourish neh
— Trapa Fasa (@trapafasa) December 29, 2016
I just hope that Babes Wodumo ain't a slaap tiger when it comes to the finances!!
— Sheba Fatsi (@NdubeThabang) December 29, 2016
If Babes Wodumo is worth 100k Then Black Coffee is worth 10Billion to perform we dance again
— Frans K (@FransKekae) December 29, 2016
Beyonce Has A Lot of Smash Hits. Paying 10milli won't hurt. But paying 100k for Babes Wodumo??? Nah fam.
— Streets' Graduate (@Moffman_Tees) December 29, 2016
If there are people who are willing to pay that much for Babes Wodumo then she is definitely worth it
— Bruce Bane (@Bruce_Bane_) December 29, 2016
As an artist,even if 5 people show up,u must still give your all,Babes Wodumo uyichamele sisi,imbeko uyenze umbeko! Unyele abantu abawrongo
— Q H A W E K A Z I (@Ndiliqhawe_) December 29, 2016
Babes wodumo might charge R100k for a gig but not all of it goes to her pocket. They are other expenses that need to be payed e.g. dancers
— Silhouettes and Stilletos (@NSekhobo) December 29, 2016
Babes Wodumo gets paid 100k per show and still can't arrive on time. Come on fam, stop letting fame get to your head and do it for the fans!
— Sebastian Clay (@Sebastian_Clay) December 29, 2016
I don't think people have a problem with Babes Wodumo charging 100k,Her performances are weak for 100k,Arrives late.Thats the Problem!
— Hayi Inyweba (@PillzTshota) December 29, 2016
Theres nothing wrong about charging 100k but for me even if she was gonna perform for free i would never book her
— Sabelo (@Saabcie_Mat) December 29, 2016