Showmax releases first trailer for Babes Wodumo and Mampintsha's reality show

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Babes Wodumo and Mampintsha.
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  • Showmax has released the first-look trailer for Uthando Lodumo, which follows Babes Wodumo and Mampintsha.
  • The three-part reality show will premiere on the streaming service Wednesday, 30 June.
  • "We're an open book in the way we live our lives," says Babes in the clip.


Showmax has released the first-look trailer for Uthando Lodumo, which follows Bongekile Simelane and Mandla Maphumulo, better known as gqom superstars Babes Wodumo and Mampintsha.

"We're an open book in the way we live our lives," says Babes in the Showmax Original reality series, which follows her and the West Ink Records founder from his proposal live on air on Gagasi FM in October 2020 through marriage counselling, lobola negotiations and pregnancy - all the way to their vibrant traditional wedding in April 2021.

Babes burst onto the gqom scene with Wololo, featuring Mampintsha and Distruction Boyz, which racked up over 11 millions views on YouTube alone, and was nominated as Record of the Year at the MTV Africa Music Awards and the South African Music Awards, among other places. As Babes says in the trailer, "We were madly in love. We then made hit song after hit song. And we made a lot of money as a result."

The couple has had a troubled past, first drawing attention from the public in 2018 when Babes alleged in a Metro FM interview that Mampintsha had physically abused her.

In 2019, the situation escalated when a video surfaced online in which Mampintsha appeared to physically assault Babes. 

Uthando Lodumo is produced and directed by Safta winner Thomas Gumede and SAFTA nominee Lungile Radu through their production company, Parental Advisory. "No one will be able to predict everything that happens in this show," says Thomas. "We know it's going to start a lot of conversations."

All three episodes will be available to binge on 30 June.

WATCH THE TRAILER HERE:

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