Hanging With: Proverb

2010-04-17 13:41

BEING on Survivor . . . “That was honestly the hardest thing I have ever done in my life. It forced me to adapt and pick up skills. I learned so much about myself while being on the island, but most of all I learned where the boundaries of my character lie.”

Fellow contestant Jub-Jub . . . “In terms of Survivor, I understand why he left; the starvation can get to you and everyone has a breaking point and his just so happened to be televised. As for that other stuff (the car accident). . . I really don’t have a comment about that.”

Flying under the radar on Survivor . . . “I went into Survivor with no strategy; only that I would be ­myself, no matter what. I didn’t want to paint a target on my back. The providers of food and winners of challenges tend to be targeted.”

Being a family man . . . “It’s what I am before anything else and I am proud to be married and have a ­family because it helps me separate ­being a musician from being myself. My family keeps me grounded when I get caught in the hype of thinking I am some kind of superstar. ‘Proverb’ is who I am in the ­industry – ‘Tebogo’ is who I am at home.”

Juggling many professional hats?. . . “I am a recording artist, host of a hip-hop show, a lecturer, radio host and producer for Metro FM. It may sound like I am doing so many things at once, but I actually work for a few hours a day on each th­ing, so I ensure that I can spend time with my family. I schedule my work so that everything fits like a puzzle.”

Becoming an Idols co-host . . . “Landing the role of Idols co-host is a dream come true for me. If Liezel (van der Westhuizen) and I aren’t voted best on-screen couple of the year there must be something wrong with the voting process!”

The hip-hop industry . . . “It is ­exciting times in the industry at the moment. There is a big culture that is wide and diverse and there is constantly young talent emerging. The industry is being recognised now as more corporate companies jump on board to sponsor gigs and take the industry more seriously.”

Social media and music . . . “It is the onus of the creatives to use the social media tools that are available to ­promote their music. They should be seen as an advantage to get to a ­wider audience faster.”

- The finale of Survivor South Africa: ­Santa Carolina will be aired on M-Net at 7.30pm on Wednesday

- ?Auditions for M-Net Idols are ­currently in progress

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