The South African entertainment circle has lots of siblings who are well-known for their exploits and greatness. Among them are Lerato Mvelase and ProVerb. These two have been active in the industry for years and it’s been quite an interesting journey for each of them.
You may not get to see two of them together all the time but they do not hide their love for each other. They share a fantastic gene that has placed them above most of their contemporaries and also taken them to places. Lerato and Mvelase are yet to share the stage or work on any project together (something that their fans always look forward to). The two are successful in their own rights and have a great future ahead of them.
Lerato Mvelase Is A Multi-talented Entertainer
Lerato Mvelase is an all-rounder; a gifted entertainer, rapper, actress, and presenter. Born on the 7th of September in 1982, her life began in the township of Johannesburg, Soweto. No one knows exactly how she caught her performance bug but she started showing signs of greatness in entertainment at a young age.
After completing her elementary studies, she enrolled in Sacred Heart College for her high school studies. Her time at the institution was quite memorable as she was well-known for her involvement in the school’s theatre productions. She graduated from Wits University in the year 2002 with a certificate in Drama.
Mvelase began her career as a presenter in 2002 on CCMI1. She made her first acting appearance on e.tv’s show Backstage in a cameo role in 2003. Since then, she has made countless on-screen appearances. Some of her professional acting credits can be found in the SABC1 drama series Mzansi (season 1, 2004) and Home Affairs.
Lerato’s theatrical credits include Moulin Rouge (2004, directed by Keith Smith), Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dream Coat (2005, directed by Paul Warwick Griffin), Midsummer Night’s Dream (1995, directed by Claire Stopford), The Journey (2003, directed by Duma ka-Ndlovu), and Grease (1999, directed by Karen de Abreu).
As a presenter, she has anchored lots of shows in the TV industry, including Mindset Educational TV (2003-2005). The mother of two is also multilingual; she fluently speaks English, South Sotho, Tswana, Zulu, and Xhosa.
ProVerb’s Name Rings A Bell In The Entertainment Industry As Well
Sidney Thapelo Thekisho, who is professionally known by his stage name ProVerb, was born on 12 April 1981 in Kimberly, Northern Cape. He is a great TV personality and rapper. He began schooling in 1987 and matriculated in 1998. ProVerb later obtained a diploma in sound engineering in 2003.
ProVerb dropped his first official album in 2004. His album titled: The Book of ProVerb was released in South Africa through Outrageous Records. The celebrated TV host also has about three other albums under his belt. Some of the media firms he has worked with include Metro FM and Y-FM.
His career got a boost in 2015 when he won the Best Hustler Hustler Of The Year at the South African Hip Hop Award ceremony. Rapper ProVerb is equally an executive producer and host of Idols SA.
Lerato and ProVerb Are Related By Blood
Lerato Mvelase and ProVerb are blood relations. Most people do not know about their biological connection, basically because they do not share the same surname, but the celebrities are not distant relatives. They obviously inherited their performance genes from their parent and their fans are happy they are making good use of their talents.
Lerato and ProVerb hardly talk about their family background. Nevertheless, that doesn’t stop them from serving their respective followers some siblings’ inspirations and proving that nothing beats the genuine love that exists between siblings.
The Two Share The Same Mother But Have Different Fathers
Lerato and ProVerb are related through their mother. The two share the same mother. Her name is Nozimanga Mvelase. However, the identity of their father is yet to be revealed. Lerato was raised by her mother, who was instrumental in her journey to greatness.
In an interview, the TV presenter shared how things were difficult for her mother at some point, especially regarding her education. She, however, mentioned that things began to fall in their right places after she got a job and started taking care of her mother.
Lerato bought her mother a small TV with her first big paycheque and subsequently built a big house for her. Not much is known about Nozimanga’s personal life except for the fact that she was adopted and raised by a wealthy family in the country, according to Lerato. Similarly, it is difficult to tell the kind of relationship ProVerb has with his mother. Lerato seems to be more vocal about their relationship with Nozimanga than the TV host.
Proverb’s Dad Played Fatherly Role In Lerato’s Life For A Long Time
Though ProVerb and Lerato have the same mother, their fathers are different. Mvelase doesn’t know her father while ProVerb and his older brother called Paul came from the same father. The identities of the duo’s parents are not known to the media or the public.
Lerato once mentioned in an interview that ProVerb has a younger sister who’s studying at Rand Afrikaans University. However, she did not throw further light on her identity and personal life. The said lady is not famous as Lerato, that’s why Mvelase’s name always pops up each time Tebogo Sidney’s siblings are being discussed.
Apart from Lerato and rapper ProVerb, information about other members of their family is difficult to come by and it appears none of them is in a hurry to divulge any detail about them to the world.
While growing up, ProVerb’s father provided so much support for the actress. He is said to be the one who enrolled Lerato in Sacred Heart.
ProVerb And His Sister Are Quite Close, Having Worked On Their Relationship Over The Years
ProVerb keeps a cordial relationship with his sister Lerato Mvelase. The two may have different fathers but they do not forget that they were born by the same woman. The duo was raised separately.
According to the actress, she and her brother only used to see each other at Christmas in ProVerb’s father’s house in Johannesburg. In a bid to bridge the gap between them, the siblings now do lunches together, celebrate each other’s birthdays, and go to the movies. They also create time for their kids to spend time together.
Their relationship or closeness didn’t just happen, considering the fact that they were not raised under the same roof. They literally worked it out and are still doing so, according to Lerato Mvelase.