Jub Jub: From household name to prison cell to totally changed man

Jub Jub: From household name to prison cell to totally changed man

- Jub Jub is back in the spotlight

- He rose to fame at an early age and took the entertainment industry by storm

- After facing time in prison in 2012, Jub Jub was released on parole, a new man

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Molemo Maarohanye, famously known as Jub Jub, is back in the Mzansi spotlight. Jub Jub is the presenter on the new drama filled TV show, Uyajola, and this has brought a lot of attention back to him.

The show is the South African version of and is promising to bring some really juicy drama to our screens. Jub Jub’s new gig has his name taking headlines and popping up all over social media.

Briefly.co.za knows that Jub Jub is not only a TV star but a talented artist too. Over the years he has dipped his toe into many different genres and made himself a household name.

Jub Jub was born and raised in Soweto, Orlando East. He was naturally born filled with talent and became the first South African to bag a full scholarship to La Guardia High School for the Performing Arts in New York. This was just the start of it all.

In 2006 he released his debut album, The Rare Breed. After this, he released multiple albums, which all took off with great success. His second album, My Shine, went platinum and Jub Jub’s career rocketed.

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In 2008 he was the opening act at the SAMA music awards, and knocked the socks off all who were watching. It was in this moment that Jub Jub became a household name.

His TV stardom started when he presented on KTV. He then went on to present on Jam Alley and Channel O. Jub Jub also stared in multiple commercials and was one of the first Mzansi celebs on Survivor.

Jub Jub hit a rough patch in 2012 when he was sentenced to 25 years in jail for murder, which was later reduced to 10 years on the basis of capable homicide. Themba Tshabalala and Jub Jub caused a serious accident back in 2010 when they were drag-racing under the influence. Four children were killed and another two suffered severe brain damage. Luckily, in January 2017, he was released on parole.

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Having gone through all that he has, Jub Jub believes himself to be a changed man. He is humbled by his blessings and takes every day as a new opportunity to be the best version of himself that he can.

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Source: Briefly News

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