Jub Jub's ‘Ndikhokhele’ remake tops streaming charts

Jub Jub's ‘Ndikhokhele’ remake tops streaming charts

The song which features the likes of Rebecca Malope, Nathi, and Judith Sephuma is dominating streaming charts. 

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In 2006, singer Jub Jub, whose real name is Molemo Maarohanye, released his hit single ‘Ndikhokhele’ - and the song became a national anthem.

After over a decade of releasing the hit, Jub Jub has gone back to the studio to do a remake of the song. This time around, he featured the biggest names in the South African music industry. He worked with members of South Africa’s biggest gospel choir – Joyous Celebration, and featured Nathi, Rebecca Malope, Benjamin Dube, Mlindo the vocalist, Tkinzy , Judith Sephuma, Blaq Diamond, and Lebo Sekgobela. 

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The song has been dominating music streaming charts. Over the weekend, it was the most played song in South Africa on Apple Music.

Jub Jub shared the exciting news on his Instagram page and thanked his fans for the support.

"Thank you so much for all your support this will go very far," he wrote. 

Jub Jub announced that all profits from the song would go to the families of the children who were killed in an accident he caused in 2010. Jub Jub was convicted of culpable homicide for the death of four children.

Since his release from prison in 2017, he has been making amends for his crime. Soon after coming out of prison, he released the song ‘Ke Kopa Tshwarelo’ – a song about asking for forgiveness.  

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In a recent press conference at Cotton Lounge, Johannesburg, Jub Jub explained that he wants to help the affected families who lost their children due to the 2010 accident. 

“I know that some of the families would do with a little bit of help financially simply because I know when that ordeal happened, those were school kids, those kids were studying to be somebody- we don't even know if some of those kids were going to be breadwinners. I don't know what those kids were going to be...

“I'm not saying I want to replace those kids but what I'm saying is Ma, I'm here, I'm willing to be your son, to help you throughout, even the ones that are brain-damaged, I'm willing to help so that they can feed their families.

“All the money made from the song will be given to the families and we don't want to discuss the terms and conditions, respecting the families' privacy,” he said. 

READ: Jub Jub to be granted parole?

Watch the music video below:

Image courtesy of Instagram/ @Official_Jubjub

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