The singer of the run­away hit Wololo ap­pears to be go­ing off the rails try­ing to digest her new-found

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re­ceived dololo in awards.

Af­ter the Sa­mas, Babes and Mamp­intsa took to so­cial me­dia ex­press­ing their anger and frus­tra­tion, claim­ing that some record la­bels “bought” the awards and that they were jeal­ous of Babes’ suc­cess. Re­ally, guys?

While their frus­tra­tions are un­der­stand­able, the so­cial me­dia rant was un­nec­es­sary and un­pro­fes­sional. It was bad for her rep­u­ta­tion.

Although they’ve since apol­o­gised, the per­cep­tion of sour grapes will al­ways be stuck with the fans – who cre­ated the hash­tag #BabesWo­du­moChal­lenge, which trended as peo­ple poured scorn on her wounded ego.

Some un­so­licited ad­vice for you, Babes: You don’t need to win awards to be a great or a suc­cess­ful artist. Ask the queen of kwaito, Mshoza. She had a hit, Kortes, but she has never won an award.

Mu­si­cian Mgarimbe once had a hit, Sis­ter Bethina, but he has never won an award. Have you seen them make a big deal out of this?

Look at the tal­ented singer Vusi Nova. He only got his first award af­ter 10 years in the mu­sic busi­ness. Kwesta bagged six awards af­ter he pro­duced hit af­ter hit. Hope you’re tak­ing notes.

Fo­cus on pro­duc­ing good mu­sic and your time will come.

Don’t com­pare your­self to oth­ers, be­cause you’re a unique and tal­ented soul in your own right. At least you know that if mu­sic doesn’t work for you, you can still go back to what you do best – be­ing a vixen girl.

All the best on your BET nom­i­na­tion.

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