Monday, June 26, 2017
Babes Wodumo fails to make it to the BET Awards 2017 after not applying for a visa in time, now blames Viacom Africa 'for inability of BET to arrange visa'.
Singer Babes Wodumo (real name Bongekile Simelane) who posed around airports and did airport interviews failed to make it to the BET Awards 2017 in Los Angeles following the incompetent failure to apply for a United States visa in time and now the singer is blaming the BET channel.
Babes Wodumo was nominated in the best international act from Africa category and was supposed to fly to Los Angeles for Sunday's awards show but ended up being a no-show due to hilariously only strolling into the American embassy on Tuesday last week.
Hilariously Babes Wodumo thought she would still be flying to the United States and told magazines and newspapers she "won't miss the BET Awards 2017".
Babes Wodumo and her incompetent management had her glitz up her remaining time before Sunday's BET Awards 2017 doing publicity schmaltz like attending a celebratory eThekwini municipality “send-off breakfast” paid for by South African tax payers, instead of queueing for an application and interview for an American visa in her passport.
After failing to get an American visa, Babes Wodumo is now blaming the BET Africa (DStv 129) channel from Viacom International Media Networks Africa.
In a hastily arranged Friday evening press conference in Durban to admit defeat, Babes Wodumo and her incompetent management team told the media that BET was supposed to do all the travel arrangements and the visa arrangements.
BET was allegedly too busy with "a number of priorities" to give proper attention to Babes.
"As part of on-going discussions between WestInk and BET, it was understood that all arrangements pertaining Babes and an additional person would be made by BET team," said team Babes Wodumo at the press conference.
"This included transport, accommodation and visa application. Due to the fact that BET was busy with a number of priorities, a communication was sent to WestInk Administration on the inability of BET to arrange Babes’ visa."
Team Babes said by the time they were told BET isn't helping anymore and Babes must do her visa herself, there wasn't enough time left.
VIMN last week told TVwithThinus in response to a media enquiry that "as Viacom International Media Networks Africa, we have assisted the 2017 BET Awards nominees in securing their travel requirements in a speedy manner" and tried to help.