R100 000 to book Babes Wodumo for December


Eastern Cape music promotions outfit Buyel’Ekhaya Festival Management has revealed that they paid R100 000 to book Babes Wodumo for her December performance in East London.

In a statement posted on their Facebook Page, Buyel’Ekhaya mentioned that it “rejects with contempt the allegations placed by artist Babes Wodumo against Mrs Hlubi Mazwai, the founder and festival director of the Buyel’Ekhaya Pan African Music Festival.”

The statement went on to mention that  rebuke a video Babes Wodumo has uploaded on social media, which the organisers slammed as an attempt to mislead the public through misrepresentation of facts aimed at discrediting the Buyel’Ekhaya brand.

The organisers claim that,”This is an ill conceived attempt to justify her poor performance, as well as her ill discipline and undermining of the festival goers and people of the Eastern Cape ”

They made the following information public:

1. Due to overwhelming demand for her performances in December, Babes Wodumo demanded an upfront deposit payment of 75% of her performance fee, and confirmed return flights from Durban to East London;
2. Babes Wodumo was paid a deposit of 75% (R75 000,00) of her performance fee on 21 October 2016;
3. Babes Wodumo’s travel was booked and fully paid on 24 October 2016 on SAA flight SA 1309 due to fly from Durban to East London on 18 December 2016 departing at 17:35 arriving at 18:40


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