Jub Jub Biography| Age, Education, Career, Court Cases, Relationships, Songs
Molemo Katleho Maarohanye, widely known by his stage name Jub Jub, is a South African media personality with a thriving career in both hip-hop music and television hosting.
He has gained fame for hosting popular shows like Uyajola 9/9, You Promised to Marry Me, and Uthando Noxolo, all of which are broadcasted on Mojalove DSTV Channel 157.
He was born on 29 June 1980. (Aged 43 years as of 2023)
Jub Jub accomplished his secondary education at the FAME school – La Guardia High School for the Performing Arts, located in Manhattan, New York.
He holds the distinction of being the first South African to receive a scholarship from this institution.
Jub Jub’s journey in the entertainment industry began as a child star in 1991 when he appeared in a well-known Coca-Cola TV advertisement alongside soccer legend Doctor Khumalo, which led to his discovery.
In 2006, the debut album of him, The Rare Breed, was released. At the 2006 Metro FM Music Awards, he gave a performance of the song Good Time Of Your Life from the album.
The hit song Ndikhokhele by Jub Jub was included in his second album, My Shine, which was released in 2007. The album sold more than 150,000 units and achieved platinum status.
The album received nominations for the Best Hip Hop and Song of the Year at the 2008 SAMA awards, as well as the Song of the Year at the Metro FM Music Awards.
At the 2008 SAMA music awards, Jub Jub also gave a performance of a song from his album, My Shine.
The remix in 2020 was well-received in the entertainment industry and included the Jaziel Brothers.
In 2009, he launched his third album, Fresh Air, under his personal record label, Rare Breed Entertainment. He worked with the Sheer Music label and a number of award-winning artists such as Thembisile Ntaka, RJ Benjamin, Lungelo, BonezittoAmu, Zwai Bala, and Guffy Pilane.
His first song after his release from prison was Ke Kopa Tshwarelo (Please forgive me), which was released in 2017. The video for the song was released in 2020.
Some of his hit songs are:
- Love You ‘Til the End
- Phind’ Ukhulume
- Good Time of Your Life
- U Can
- Khal Eskabani
- Good Time
Jub Jub’s TV shows and films
Maarohanye is among the top media presenters in SA. Some of his most-watched movies and TV shows are:
- Inside Info KTV (Kids’ entertainment)
- Yo TV Road to Health (educational youth program)
- Jam Alley (youth entertainment interactive show)
- Ezimtoti (music program)
- Selimathunzi (lifestyle celebrity show)
- Channel O (international and local music, variety show)
- Simunye Grooves (music Video showcase)
- Lunar Cop (feature film) Full court press
- Drive by
Jub Jub’s Uyajola show
After being released from prison, his first show was Uyajola. The show focuses on exposing infidelities in marriages, unmasking the ways couples cheat in South Africa, and providing answers to individuals who have doubts about their partners.
Jub Jub and Amanda Du-Pont
Amanda Du-Pont and Maarohanye’s relationship came to an end due to various issues. According to Amanda, she accused the musician of raping her repeatedly during the two years they were together.
She also revealed that she had an abortion as a result of the situation. Amanda claimed that Maarohanye’s mother used muthi (traditional medicine) and that she felt afraid of both the artist and his mother.
Additionally, Amanda mentioned that she decided to end the relationship after seeing a picture of Maarohanye with Kelly Khumalo. She further alleged that Jub Jub physically attacked and strangled her.
Jub Jub And Kelly Khumalo
Kelly Khumalo and Maarohanye began dating in 2010 while he was still in a relationship with Amanda du Pont. According to Kelly’s allegations, the star subjected her to emotional and physical abuse during their relationship.
Maarohanye, on the other hand, accused Kelly Khumalo of using muthi (traditional medicine) to lure him away from Amanda.
He claimed that Kelly seduced him with muti and that he would not have left Amanda if his mind had been sober.
In February 2022, Maarohanye issued an apology to Kelly Khumalo for his muthi allegations.
Kelly Khumalo and Jub Jub’s son is called Christian. The singer’s baby mama banned him from meeting his son.
Attempted Murder (2010)
On 8 March 2010, Jub Jub and his friend Themba Tshabalala were involved in a serious accident while drag racing under the influence of hard drugs on a public road near a school.
The tragic incident resulted in the deaths of four children, and two others suffered brain damage.
On 5 December 2012, both Jub Jub and Themba Tshabalala were sentenced to 25 years in jail each for murder, attempted murder, and three other related offenses. An appeal was later heard on 7 February 2014.
On 8 October 2014, Maarohanye and Tshabalala’s murder conviction was overturned to culpable homicide by a high court in Johannesburg.
Consequently, their sentences were reduced from 25 years to 10 years, starting from 2012.
On 5 January 2017, Maarohanye was released on parole after serving 4 years, one month, and one day of his sentence, and Tshabalala was also released on parole on the same day.
Attempted Murder, Rape, And Assault (2023)
In 2023, Maarohanye, appeared before the Johannesburg Magistrates Court on charges of attempted murder, rape, and assault involving his ex-girlfriend, Amanda Du-Pont.
He voluntarily surrendered himself to the Brixton Police Station after a warrant for his arrest was issued.
During the court appearance, Maarohanye denied all charges against him and was subsequently granted bail of R10,000.