Bongekile “Babes Wodumo” Simelane and her husband, Mandla Maphumulo, popularly known as Mampintsha, have just dropped the trailer for Season 2 of their hit reality series Uthando Lodumo. From 1 September 2022, the Showmax Original reality show will see the Gqom superstars take their fans behind the scenes of their rollercoaster lives.
In Season 1, which set a then record for first day views on Showmax, we saw the controversial couple concluding their lobola negotiations, celebrating their star-studded wedding and anticipating the birth of their first child, now affectionately known as “Sponge”.
Now the family of three returns to Showmax for another dramatic season that zooms into their lives. The new season will show what life has been like for the couple, drawing the curtain back to reveal the story behind the most contentious headlines of the past year while also showing how the couple’s careers are evolving.
In the exclusive trailer, Babes and Mampintsha continue to show the challenges that come with building a life with your partner. As Mampintsha strives to mend fences between his wife and his mother, it becomes clear that Babes is not about to step back.
It’s up to Mampintsha to have the difficult conversations and try to get his family to understand why Babes is putting up a fight about giving people access to her son. “It doesn’t sit well with me, when our families are fighting each other,” says Mampintsha. This is the kind of mamezala drama that has Babes calling for Mampintsha to “be a man” and make a decision that could either estrange his wife or further alienate his mother.
It’s another season of incredible highs and moments of raw honesty with Babes Wodumo and Mampintsha.