FRANCISTOWN: Night crawlers from all walks of life came in large numbers in wee hours of Saturday to watch South African rapper, Molemo Maarohanye’s show staged at Lizard Entertainment in Francistown.
Popularly known as Jub Jub in the music circles, Maarohanye did not disappoint, as he left night crawlers in attendance asking for more.
Jub Jub, who was performing for the first time in Francistown after serving prison time, churned his latest gospel hits after hits.
The hip hop star jumped onto the stage at around 1am and immediately reverberated the audience who had been waiting patiently for him since 11pm on Friday.
Lovers of his hip-hop music were mesmerised and all they could do was to wave their hands and sing along in jubilation.
An emotional Jub Jub performed like none has ever seen before and went to an extent of kneeling down on stage as if praying to God for the forgiveness as he churned out ndikhokhele (Guide Me Father).
After ndikhokhele, Jub Jub performed mabele off the album Prosperity. The Setswana rhythm of the song did send a number of skimp dressed revellers into a delirious mode, as they shook their breasts in synch with the sound.
And the most touching moment was when he performed Awesome God. It was at that moment that Jub Jub nearly shed some tears and a fan could
In an interview, Jub Jub said he is grateful to be given a second chance by hordes of his fans across the region. Since his release from prison, Jub Jub said he is serving, as an inspiration to many.
“Everyone makes a mistake but never give up in life,” said Jub Jub. He added: “I can confidently say I am not the same person that I was. Prison has sharpened my character, it has broken me down.”
He thanked his fans in Botswana for staying true to him despite that the dark cloud. Jub Jub was at the beginning of last year released from prison after serving a four-year sentence for culpable homicide. Four schoolboys died and two were maimed when he and a friend, Themba Tshabalala crashed into them while drag racing in Soweto.
Initially, the pair was handed down 20 years for murder but their sentences were reduced to 10 years, two of which were suspended. This is after their mini coopers had crashed into a group of pupils in Protea North, Soweto on March 8 2010.