JR Bogopa

JR Bogopa, whose real name is Tabure Thabo Bogopa Junior, is a South African rapper, songwriter, record producer, music executive, creative entrepreneur and businessman.

JR Idols SA Judge
JR is pictured at the Idols SA press conference and media briefing in Johannesburg on February 16, 2022.

Together with Thembi Seete, JR joined Somizi Mhlongo on the Idols South Africa judges‘ panel in 2022 shortly before the commencement of Idols SA season 18.

The duo replaced former judges Randall Abrahams and Unathi Nkayi who left the show after their contracts weren’t renewed.

JR Bogopa Biography

Real name:Tabure Thabo Bogopa Junior
Date of birth:13 March 1987
Age:36 years
Occupation:Rapper, songwriter, record producer, businessman
Years active:2007 – Present

JR is famously known for his hit song, “Show Dem (Make The Circle Bigger)” released in 2009 and the JR Feel Good Live Sessions.

JR Bogopa Songs

JR has released a lot of songs throughout his career and below are some of them;


Randall Abrahams and Unathi Nkayi leave Idols SA

JR Bogopa, Thembi Seete join Somizi as Idols SA Season 18 Judges

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