ProVerb Tebogo Thekisho, Idols SA Presenter

ProVerb whose real name is Tebogo Sidney Thapelo Thekisho, is a South African rapper, DJ, producer, radio and TV personality.

ProVerb is also a businessman in and outside of the entertainment industry, a published author, a formidable speaker, and a master of ceremonies.

ProVerb is the current Idols South Africa host and he has been for seasons 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17 and 18.

He got his role on Idols SA before the start of Idols SA season 6 and he co-hosted it with Liezel van der Westhuizen who had already hosted Idols SA season 5 alone.

Midway through season 6, Liezel left her hosting role to take a job co-hosting the SABC3 breakfast show Expresso, leaving ProVerb as the sole Idols SA host.

ProVerb is also the Executive producer of Idols South Africa and he has been since Idols SA Season 9 in 2013.

On Idols South Africa, ProVerb has worked with Idols SA judges, Marah Louw, Gareth Cliff, Unathi Nkayi, Randall Abrahams, Somizi Mhlongo, Thembi Seete, and JR Bogopa.

ProVerb has also worked with Gavin Wratten as his co-executive producer of Idol SA.

Still on Idols SA, ProVerb has also worked with vocal coaches, RJ Benjamin and Donald.

ProVerb’s Biography

Real name:Tebogo Sidney Thapelo Thekisho
Date of birth:April 12, 1981
Age:42 years
Place of birth:Kimberley, Northern Cape, South Africa
Spouse:Onalerona Moreo (divorced)


Since bursting onto the scene in 1999, the year the world was in hysterics over the Y2K bug, ProVerb has not only recorded thought-provoking art, but he has also left an indelible mark with his social responsibility initiatives that have surely changed lives.

ProVerb launched his rap career in 1999 and went on to release 6 music projects, 5 albums and 1 mixtape. These include ‘The Book of ProVerb’ and ‘Write Of Passage’.

He co-hosted Channel O’s music show O-Boma and presented an MC competition on SABC1’s Jam Alley.

He has had his own Saturday and Sunday radio show Pro-File on Metro FM and produces the station’s Drive-Time show.

These days ProVerb is carving out a niche for himself as one of South Africa’s most dynamic and endearing hosts taking centre stage for some of the nation’s biggest TV productions like The Miss South Africa pageant.

In 2017, he won the Favourite Presenter Award at the YOU Spectacular awards.

ProVerb has recently studied Property Development and Investment at the University of Cape Town and a course in Tax Law.

But what keeps him coming back year after year? “The process of feeling like I’m a part of a show that seeks to unearth fresh, new talent. As a musician myself, I really get fulfilled by ushering in new talent,” he enthuses.