- Babes Wodumo knew from a young age what she wanted to do, and she thought she was ready for fame
- However, the queen of gqom admitted things were not as she thought it would be
- Wodumo added fame was not what it looked like from the outside and she had to 'mentally restart'
In a recent interview with TshisaLIVE, Babes Wodumo spilled the tea on fame and how she thought she was ready for it until Wololo blew up.
Wodumo is one of the most famous female artists in South Africa and her success in music led to her being dubbed the gqom queen.
However, she admitted fame was not how it looked like from the outside and she actually had to restart mentally to be able to cope.
Briefly.co.za learned Wodumo said she always knew she was destined for the big stage and her dream led her to believe that she was ready.
However, when she became famous she realised it was not what she had expected.
"To be honest I thought I was ready for fame because I knew from a long time ago that I was meant for big stages. I was ready until I got here, then I realised fame wasn't what it looked like from the outside and I wasn't as ready as I thought,” she said.
The beautiful muso said she had to mentally restart and added it was overwhelming when people would freak out if she walked into a room.
Aside from all the attention, Wodumo said her tight schedule meant she did not have a lot of time for herself.
"I never had time to myself to internalise everything. I had too many gigs and so many other things that needed my attention," she added.
Wodumo explained the lack of time for herself had a much bigger impact than one would expect. She felt burnt out and it even started to affect her career.
“There was a point it all got too much. I started missing some gigs and it looked like fame got to my head but that wasn't the case," she was quoted saying.
The gqom queen added she had to learn how to be Babes Wodumo without hurting herself in the process.
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