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Full/Real Name: Tebogo Sidney Thapelo Thekisho
Known As: ProVerb
Birth Date: Sunday, April 12, 1981
Gender: Male

Actor Biography

ProVerb is a South African recording artist, TV and radio presenter who started his rapping career in 1999 and became renowned as being one of the few rappers who does not use vulgar language in his songs.

He has achieved success with albums such as The Book of ProVerb, Manuscript and Write of Passage.

ProVerb was the technical producer of the Fresh Breakfast show on Y-fm and is now the technical and content producer on the drive-time show on METRO FM, The Avenue 3 to 6 with Glen Lewis and Unathi.

He also hosts his own show, The Pro-File, on Saturdays and Sundays on METRO FM.

ProVerb was invited to be a part of the South African delegation that attended the Global Hip Hop Summit, in Spain and Johannesburg in 2004 and 2005 respectively. In May 2005, the premier of the Northern Cape Province appointed ProVerb as an Ambassador of Health for the province.

He is married with two children.

ProVerb was one of the celebrity contestants on M-Net's Survivor South Africa: Santa Carolina, in 2010.

He joined Liezel van der Westhuizen as co-host of M-Net's Idols for its sixth season, in 2010. He became sole host of the series in 2011.

Actor Trivia

Q&A with Proverb

Favourite food/dish
Ocean Basket
Beef and chakalaka with rice

Favourite song/musician
Busta Rhymes (Make it Clap)

Favourite movie
Anger Management

Favourite hanging spot
Wherever my friends are

Your dream car
Mercedes Benz SL400

Tupac or Biggie Small?
I love them both

Rap/Lurv Jams?
Mainly rap but love some lurv jams

What do you prefer - candlelit dinner/hanging out watching movies?
Hanging out and watching movies

What do you like most, kisses or hugs?
Depends on who's on the other side. But mostly hugs.

Biggest achievement thus far
Getting a job soon after completing my studies

Who would you choose - Halle Berry/Nia Long/Jada Pinkett (remember you can't have your cake and eat it)?
Nia Long without a doubt

Who would you be? Vin Diesel (fame, muscle, looks, babes)/Will Smith (fame, charm, humour, talent)
Will Smith (if I really had to choose)

If given the chance, who would you love to date - Aaliyah or Left Eye?
Aaliyah, most definitely

Things you can't live without?
My friends

What inspires you?
Rick Yune (Played villain in James Bond Die Another Day)

Do you describe yourself as a spiritual or a religious person?

From all the mistakes you have made, which one taught you the most?
I did poorly in high school and I'm feeling the repercussions. I've learned that opportunities are not to be taken for granted.

Do you think you have a role to play in African youth development, if so, what?
Most definitely - drugs, pregnancies, crime etc plague the youth of today. To see someone of their own age choosing a positive route is motivational.

What is the best advice you have ever received?
Don't work for money, let money work for you. And don't let anyone do you any favours.

Where do you see yourself in three to five years from now?
I hope to learn, grow and gain experience. I hope to know more about the industry and become the next Phat Joe.

One or two words that describe you?
Positive, determined

What's your most embarrassing moment?
I was performing at Who-Zoo and my CD (Back track) started skipping

Anything about yourself that you've never told anyone else?
Sometimes I'm moody
Character Show
Presenter - Himself All Access Mzansi - Season 7
Presenter - Himself All Access Mzansi - Season 8
Host - Himself All Access Mzansi - Season 9
Himself Cooking Gospel - Season 1
Presenter - Himself Head Rush - Season 1
Host - Himself Idols - Season 6
Host - Himself Idols - Season 7
Host - Himself Idols - Season 8
Host - Himself Idols - Season 9
Host - Himself Miss South Africa - Season 54
Host - Himself Miss South Africa - Season 55
Presenter - Himself O-Boma - Season 1
Contestant - Himself Survivor South Africa - Season 3
Performer - Himself The South African Music Awards - Season 19
Guest Judge - Himself Turn It Out - Season 2

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