Jub Jub (born Molemo Maarohanye on 29 June 1980; Soweto, Orlando) is a South African Hip hop artist and rapper. He stepped into the limelight following the release of his hit gospel song Ndikhokhele bawo.
Having Jackie Maarohanye, the Director of the Ithuteng Trust School in Soweto, as his father helped him gain more popularity.
In 2012, Jub Jub was convicted of culpable homicide for the death of four (4) kids in December 2012.
|Date of Birth||29 June 1980|
|Place of birth||Soweto|
|Education||La-Guardia High School of Music and Performing Arts in Amsterdam Ave, New York|
|Popular for||Releasing hit gospel song Ndikhokhele bawo|
|Profession||Hiphop artist and rapper|
His date of birth is on the 29th of June 1980 and the place of birth is in Soweto, Orlando East, South Africa. Jub Jub is 39 years old and annually celebrates his birthday on June 29.
Place of birth
His place of birth is in Soweto, Orlando in South Africa and into a family of five (5). Jub Jub began his career young and featured in several commercials in South Africa including Fresca and Sprite.
Jub Jub studied at La-Guardia High School of Music and Performing Arts in Amsterdam Ave, New York, United States. He attended the school on scholarship.
His father is Jackie Maarohanye who happens to be the Director of the Ithuteng Trust School in Soweto.
Jub Jub and Kelly Khumalo, a singer, and actress were dating and having a love affair before he went to jail. The two had a son who they named Christian.
Jub Jub is a father to a boy named Christian. He had the son with Kelly Khumalo when they were dating.
Jub Jub and Themba Tshabalala, his friend, caused a serious accident on the 8th of March 2010.
The two (2) friends were drag racing on a public road near a school under the influence of alcohol.
This resulted in the death of four (4) children and two (2) others who survived had brain damages.
The friends, Jub Jub and Themba Tshabalala received a sentence of 25 years in jail. Each of them each for attempted, murder, attempted, and three (3) related offenses on December 5, 2012.
The local rapper Molemo Maarohanye popularly known as Jub Jub and Themba Tshabalala has been released on parole. This was after they have served for four (4) years, a month and a day of their sentences.
The two (2) were found guilty of murder, attempted murder, driving under the influence of drugs, and racing on a public road by the Protea Magistrate’s Court in Soweto.
They initially received a sentence of 25 years for the mother of four (2) children. The murder conviction was overturned and reduced to an eight (8) sentence for culpable homicide in 2014.
The names of the four (4) boys who died in the accident were Prince Mohube, Mlungisi Cwayi, Andile Mthombeni, and Phomello Masemola.
The remaining two (2) who survived, Frank Mlambo and Fumani Mushwana were left with a permanent brain-damaged.
Jub Jub and his friend will complete the rest of the sentence in the system of community corrections. This was announced by Singabakho Nxumalo, the correctional services department spokesperson.
There they have no choice but to follow the specific set of conditions. They will also be under supervision until they finish serving their sentence.
- Love You ‘Til the End
- Good Time of Your Life
- U Can
- Phind’ Ukhulume
- Khal Eskabani
- Good Times
He dropped his debut Album in 2006, titled The Rare Breed. The track Good Time of Your Life was a hit and was played on many radio stations and music channels on TV.
In 2006, he performed the hit track, Good Time of Your Life, at the prestigious Metro FM Music Awards event.
The following year, he dropped another album, My Shine, making it his second album. The album had a hit track, Ndikhokhele featuring the Jaziel brothers.
The song received a nomination in 2008 at the SAMA Awards for the Song of the Year category and the Best Hip Hop category.
In 2008, it also got another nomination from Metro FM Music Awards for Song of the Year.
This album was repeatedly played several times and in 2008 Jub Jub was invited to perform the opening act in the SAMA music awards event.
He dropped another album, Fresh air, in 2009 making it the third album. The dropped the album under his record label Rare Breed Entertainment in a joint venture with Sheer Music.