Babes Wodumo, Mampintsha (Photo: Gallo Images)
Johannesburg – It’s safe to say Babes Wodumo was not happy after walking away empty-handed from the 23rd Sama awards on Saturday.
The star, along with Mampintsha, posted a video on Instagram after the award show in which she expressed her disappointment in not winning an award. The video has since been removed from her account, and on Monday West Ink Records released a statement to the press on their own Instagram account apologising for the incident.
“As the youth owned and young label we appreciate the fact that one of our artists, Babes Wodumo, was nominated four categories and Distribution Boyz for one category. Our participation in this competition, and subsequent appearances to perform was mainly due to the respect and appreciation of our support from all corners of this country and abroad (sic),” the statement read.
It went on to say, “As West Ink, we believe in the quality of our product as opposed to whether or not we win South African based awards. Our product speaks for themselves, thus winning any awards is not a major indication of our success (sic).”
West Ink then apologised for the outburst by Babes and Mampintsha. “We therefore wish to apologize to all our supporters and society in general for the outburst by some of us soon after the SAMAs ceremony. This unfortunate situation was due to a number of calls we were receiving from thousands of music lovers that were disappointed about outcomes of the ceremony (sic).”