Tebogo “ProVerb” Thekisho
Tebogo Thekisho most popularly known as ProVerb, host and co-producer of South African Idols and The Property Game, hails from the Diamond Capital of the world, Kimberley in the Northern Cape. He carved a name for himself as a budding Emcee after winning a few rap competitions on Radio, and even appearing as a contestant on Jam Alley in ‘99. After completing his diploma in Sound Engineering, he landed a job at Yfm as Technical Producer for DJ Fresh 2003, and secured a TV Presenting spot on Channel O, hosting a Hip-Hop segment called “Head-Rush.”
ProVerb released his debut album “The Book of ProVerb” in 2005, which to date is considered a classic in the Hip-Hop fraternity. This was followed by four other albums, a mixtape, DVD and countless collaborations in a music career that would span two decades and yield two awards. One for “Hustler of the Year 2017” and another for “Verse of the year 2019.”
His Radio career would see him move to Metro Fm 2007, where he launched his on-air career, followed by a slot at Highveld Stereo (now 947) 2010 and Kaya Fm 95.9 2017. In 2010 he participated in Survivor Santa Carolina where hew as the last man standing, raising money for a charity in his home-town Kimberley. This would lead to an invitation to audition for South African Idols, a position he still holds after more than a decade, now also co-produces, and has won a You Spectacular “Favourite TV Presenter” Award for in 2017.
He is a Published Author, formidable speaker, Master of Ceremonies and businessman in and outside of entertainment. The latter would include serving as a Non-executive Director for a travel & tourism company and co-owning a television production company “SIC Entertainment – which produces among others: Idols South Africa, Nigerian Idol and Wedding Bashers. His passion for property, has seen him complete a UCT certificate in Property Development and Investment and another in Tax Law, and he now manages a property portfolio which spans across Gauteng, KZN and the Western Cape.
ProVerb also holds a UCT certificate in Investment management, is currently pursuing a BBA with Regenesys Business School and in 2020 was elected to serve on the board of the Southern African Music Rights Organization as a Non Executive Director. In April 2022 ProVerb would return to national radio, as co-host of the Midday Show, Monday to Friday 12 to 3pm on Metro FM at the SABC and in July of the same year, he walked away with the Gold Presidential Award, at the PRISA PRISM Awards 2022.