Babes Wodumo is mourning the passing of another loved one after the death of Jabulani Thamsanqa Zama.
A statement shared on Sunday on Eyadini Lounge’s social media pages revealed the founder succumbed to a severe stroke.
“An amazing soul full of love, joy and faith ascended to heaven, away from us, but closer to God. His family requests to mourn privately, and funeral details to be confirmed.”
The Wololo hit maker took to her social media timeline penning her tribute to the late businessman.
“RIP Baba wami. Eyadini Lounge ukhonze lapho ku Mnyeni wami,” Babes wrote.
Other stars, including DJ Happygal Ndlovu and DJ Cndo, were among those who expressed how they were left distraught by the tragic news.
“RIP Mphathi. ubuthanda ukuba [You loved being] hands on kwi business lakho,” Happy wrote.
“Rest in peace. My brother, Jigga Money,” KZN comedian Mondli Mzinzi wrote.
The family of the late businessman expressed their gratitude to those who have shared their tributes.
“The family notes and appreciates messages and prayers as they come to terms with the passing of their son. We find solace in His word.
“Eyadini Lounge will remain closed until further notice. Further announcements regarding the memorial service and burial arrangements will be confirmed in due course.”
Exploring the Rise of Gqom Music Through Babes Wodumo: A Look at the South African Music Scene
The South African music scene has seen a dramatic shift in recent years, with the rise of Gqom music. Gqom, a genre of electronic dance music, has become increasingly popular in South Africa and beyond. One of the most prominent figures in the Gqom music scene is Babes Wodumo, a singer and songwriter from Durban. Through her music, Babes Wodumo has helped to bring Gqom to the forefront of the South African music scene.
Babes Wodumo first gained recognition in 2016 with the release of her debut single, “Wololo.” The song quickly became a hit, reaching number one on the South African iTunes chart and garnering millions of views on YouTube. The success of “Wololo” helped to launch Babes Wodumo’s career and establish her as a major player in the Gqom music scene.
Since then, Babes Wodumo has released several more singles and albums, all of which have been met with critical acclaim. Her music has been praised for its unique blend of traditional South African sounds and modern electronic production. Her lyrics often address social issues such as poverty, inequality, and violence.
Babes Wodumo’s success has helped to bring Gqom music to the mainstream. Her music has been featured in films, television shows, and commercials. She has also collaborated with some of the biggest names in the music industry, including Drake, Major Lazer, and Diplo.
The rise of Gqom music has had a profound impact on the South African music scene. It has opened up new opportunities for artists and producers, and has helped to bring a new sound to the country’s music. Babes Wodumo has been at the forefront of this movement, and her success has helped to bring Gqom to the world stage.