|Birth name||Tabure Thabo Bogopa Junior|
March 12, 1987|
Bloemfontein, Free State
|Years active||2007 - to date|
|Labels||Feel Good Music|
JR (born Tabure Thabo Bogopa Junior on 12 March 1987) is a South African rapper, songwriter, record producer and television personality. He is best known for his 2009 hist song Show Dem (Make The Circle Bigger) featuring the late HHP. JR is also known for his exploits on reality television competitions.
JR was a celebrity contestant on the third season of the etv reality competition show, Tropika Island of Treasure alongside Bonang Matheba, Dionne Song, Khanyi Mbau, Loyiso Gola, Snotkop, and former Miss South Africa Tatum Keshwar as well as six fans (six other non-celebrity people). He went all the way won the season earning R1 million in the process.
In 2016 JR served as a choirmaster on the third season of the Mzansi Magic reality competition, Clash of the Choirs, alongside fellow celebrity choirmasters; Kelly Khumalo, and IFani with Rebecca Malope, Anele Mdoda and Zwai Bala serving as judges andLawrence Maleka as host. JR guided his Mpumalanga choir to victory and R1 million prize money ahead of Kelly Khumalo's Gauteng choir.
JR as a judge on the second and third season on the SABC 1 freestyle rap-battle reality competition television series, One Mic, alongside Big Zulu and Aewon Wolf with Bontle Modiselle and Anele Zondo serving as hosts for each season respectively.
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- Times LIVE, JR's next career move takes him from the net to TV, 29 August 2019
- Sowetan LIVE, Rapper JR and partner Tshepi Vundla with their baby, 29 August 2019
- BBC, JR South African Hip-Hop artist Tabure Thabo Bogopa Junior. Born 12 March 1987, 29 August 2019
- SA Hip Hop Mag, “No Rapper Can Compile An Album Like Me,” Says JR, 29 August 2019
- Famous Birthdays, JR Afrika , 29 August 2019
- Instagram, jrafrika, 29 August 2019
- Twitter, @jrafrika, 29 August 2019
- Discogs, JR, 19 April 2020
- TVSA, JR Bogopa, 19 April 2020