It seems as though rapper Jub Jub has learnt dirty tricks from behind bars. This comes as the musician, who spent time in prison, and his wife Angela Maarohanye are said to be playing dirty games with their employee.
A Johannesburg social media administrator has accused hip-hop star Molemo “Jub Jub” Maarohanye and his team of owing him money for services rendered.
Joseph Maramba has been managing Maarohanye’s social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram) for four months.
According to a verbal agreement he had with Maarohanye and his manager/wife Angela Maarohanye, Maramba was supposed to earn R8 000 per month. He said after working for the star for four months, he was owed R32 000.
Maramba’s job included going to events with Maarohanye where he took photos and posted them on social media.
He said after a month, he was told by Angela that their account had issues.
“Angie [Angela] told me that they suspect someone had defrauded them and they were fixing the matter with the bank. I told them I needed money to pay rent, and they asked me how much I needed. They ended up giving me R2000 and they never paid again.”
Maramba said he continued working and did not sign a contract he was sent after two months because he was not happy. “I tried to get Angie to discuss the contract but it never happened. I continued to work hoping that they will pay me.”
Maramba said he even went to Durban to shoot Jub Jub’s video where he also took photos and updated social media. He said he grew the star’s following on both Twitter and Instagram accounts.
“I told Angie that I was thinking of taking legal action against them. I immediately got a call from Jub-Jub himself because I have been dealing with his manager and wife. He said to me: ‘My guy, I will make sure you get paid’,” he said.
Maramba said he was still not being paid. He said he sent Maarohanye a text on August 25 but got no response.
Maarohanye hung up on Sowetan on Monday when he was asked for comment. Contacted a second time, he said he was shooting a video and hung up again.
Kabelo Segwai, Maarohanye’s business associate, said Maramba had a contract with Rare Breed Entertainment director Angie not the singer. “If Joseph has an issue he must raise it with Angie, not him.”
Maramba said: “When we discussed my salary it was Kabelo, Jub-Jub and Angela. At first I charged them R15 000 but I went down to R8 000 because I wanted the money.”
Exactly 2 months ago, it was also reported that Jub Jub is also playing the same dirty tricks with his landlord. Khalil and his father Nadir Keshavjee claim the Ndikhokhele hitmaker and his wife owe them R100,000 in rent money. This was after they failed to honour their lease agreement in Bryanston, north of Jozi.
According to Nadir, the couple agreed to lease his property from May last year until the end of the same month this year. But an unhappy Khalil claims the couple has disappeared on him and is no longer taking his calls or responding to SMSes and emails. He said the lease agreement stated that Jub Jub and his wife would pay R19,000 per month.
Nadir said trouble began in February when the couple moved out and allegedly failed to honour the rest of their agreement.
Said Nadir: “This is draining on me and my family because I’m now left with no choice, but to sell the house. I’m battling with my bond because they’ve been missing payments for their lease since February. They owe me R100,000 and I want it all.”
– Additional reporting by Sowetan