The hotly anticipated 'Black Panther' album was released on Friday, and while Mzansi initially celebrated Babes Wodumo flying the SA flag high, the Gqom Queen has left fans wanting.
Fans were let down by Wodumo's lyrical contribution, as the artist is only heard singing "Oh my word, oh my gosh" and "Everybody says kikiritikiki". They were also disappointed that the song featured the gqom artist's boyfriend and manager Manpintsha — many hoped that Wodumo would use the 'Black Panther' opportunity to release a song without Manpintsha's influence.
The movie also features Wodumo's hit track, 'Wololo'.
Read some of the fans' responses below:
I’m here for our local artists being given an international platform to shine, but that ‘Redemption’ song featuring Babes Wodumo on the Black Panther soundtrack is trash. 🤷🏽♂️
Did babes wodumo really have to sing abo kikirikiki on the international movie's sound track album? pic.twitter.com/1Uj31dj5EF
What if Manpintsha changed his Stage Name to Zacardi? And he is featured on the album with Babes Wodumo. pic.twitter.com/GnbI7BnWSx
It’s a Friday and I woke up to find that babes wodumo is a duo 💔 pic.twitter.com/gLGszlUa3M
But why do y'all hate Babes Wodumo so much? That's her style of singing and she's been singing like that throughout her career, it's nothing new.
Babes Wodumo is a duo ... Mamphintsha will always find a way to feature himself
So Babes Wodumo is a duo
Mampintsa is also on the Black Panther song pic.twitter.com/525Kqt57L7
Can Mampintsha let Babes Wodumo shine on her own 😢 pic.twitter.com/7jU2M6zzHR
Babes Wodumo did alright on that song. It's what you would expect from her. Or were you people expecting her to sound differet because it's an international album. She's a Gqom artist, not Beyonce.