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The Book of ProVerb – Tebogo Thekisho

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The Book of ProVerb – Tebogo Thekisho

Tebogo Thekisho (ProVerb) unpacks his memoir 'The Book of ProVerb'. (Editing: Darlene Creamer)

10th December 2020


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Tebogo Thekisho, better known as ProVerb, first caught South Africa’s attention in 2005 with the release of his now classic debut hip-hop album, The Book of ProVerb. As a teenager he sought music wherever he could find it, and recorded his first demo at age 15, using his mom’s hi-fi. From there, he hustled his way into a multifaceted, award-winning media career in music, radio and TV, crafting a reputation on platforms such as Channel O, Jam Alley and YFM. For over a decade he has been a regular on TV screens as the host of Idols South Africa.

In this memoir, Tebogo pays tribute to the people who’ve helped make him the person he is, especially his parents, his grandmother and his siblings. He shares the lessons he’s learnt through the different phases of his life with infectious positivity, but also gets frank about the dark times he’s endured, including his painfully public divorce and attempted suicide. The Book of ProVerb  is a memoir, a hustle manifesto, and a wholesome guide to life from one of South Africa’s brightest stars.



Tebogo Thekisho is the host and co-producer of  Idols SA  and the presenter of two radio shows on Kaya FM. As a rapper, he released five acclaimed hip-hop albums. He is the proud recipient of a YOU Spectacular award in the ‘Favourite TV Presenter’ category. Tebogo is a formidable public speaker, MC and businessman who has served as a non-executive director for a travel and tourism company and has an extensive property portfolio. He is the doting father of two.


The Book of ProVerb is published by Penguin Random House South Africa


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