TV Presenter | Performer | Voice-Over Artist | MC
Known for his on-point humour and boundless energy, South African award-winning TV presenter, performer, voice-over artist and emcee – Katlego Maboe – has firmly positioned himself as one of the most recognisable faces in the media today.
Awarded the Golden Horn for Best TV Presenter at the 2015 and 2016 South African Film and Television Awards ( SAFTAs ), trilingual Maboe is the host of the Expresso Breakfast Show on SABC 3, has hosted two seasons of Strictly Come Dancing (2014 and 2015) as well as two seasons of the Tropika Island of Treasure (2018 and 2020), and is one of the country’s most sought after emcees, working with top brands across the country.
Speaking fluent Afrikaans, English and Setswana, Maboe effortlessly maneuvers around any given situation and transcends any demographic border.
Amongst his many accolades, Maboe was crowned the most stylish male celebrity in South Africa at the 2014 YOU Spectacular Awards , and featured in the 2015 South African Menswear Week modelling for Presidential Shirts.
Maboe’s biggest passion by far has always been music; a burning passion he has fueled since becoming a member of the North West Children’s Choir in 1998. His love for singing manifested itself in his involvement in the well-known South African acapella boy-band, Flip a Coin , as one of the group’s lead vocalists and beat-boxers. He is currently working on his solo singing career whilst still performing at events and music festivals throughout the year.
Hailing from the town of Potchefstroom, Maboe completed his schooling at Potchefstroom Central School and Potchefstroom High School for Boys, matriculating in 2004. Thereafter he proceeded to study for a BCom degree in Chartered Accountancy at the North West University which he completed in 2007.
Appointed a HOPE Cape Town Goodwill Ambassador in 2014 and an Operation Smile South Africa ambassador in 2019, Maboe is regularly involved in philanthropic projects that focus on education and health.