Born in Sharpeville in 1981 and raised by his grandparents Dr PF & Rose Ntombiyokuthula Molefe. Thabo Molefe developed an entrepreneurial spirit very early in his life when he founded the Entrepreneurs Club in High School where he received an award in Business Skills supported First National Bank at General Smuts High School. In late1997 he relocated to the US and furthered studied in New York. Showbiz has always been Touch’s faculty even though he majored in Marketing at Bond university.
1997 I made my move to Syracuse NY, were I was adopted by the Jones Family. Bishop Robert and Majorie Jones were & still are my parents. Everybody try to keep up with the Jones and I lived with them while studying my matric at Bishop Grimes High. In 2001 I moved to New York City and was fortunate to stay with Grace Jones (1ST born daughter to the Jones) while trying to get on my own two feet, while studying he was working as Project Manager of Youth with Destiny - an NGO founded by a friend in Harlem.
His passion for the entertainment industry expanded more in 2002 when he worked at Def Jam Records as an intern under the leadership of Kevin Liles which was later passed on to Jay-Z as President of Def Jam. This experience earned left an indelible mark in Touch’s career as an executive in Showbiz.
In February 2004, meeting in Manhattan with the Station Manager of Metro FM at the Mr Lesley Ntloko currently Head of Radio as SABC, this was to convince SABC to have a satellite studio in New York and possibly host a radio show live from the hub Entertainment. In April 2004 the deal was sealed and now officially Metro FM went live from New York City everyday Saturday April 4th 2004 between 8-9pm. To celebrate Touch founded a company called Trademark and staged its 1st international concert in December featuring Akon. Early 2005 flew to Zurich meet with John Legend to seal his first trip ever to South Africa. The show was a success and thanks to Nokia.
Over 10 years in radio
The journey has been a constant growing experience. In 2004 hosted an Hour show on Saturday between 8-9pm called the international. In 2005 hosted a 3 hour show called Ryhme and Reason. In 2006 Tbo Touch continued to excel in what he loves, hosted 2 shows Friday night and Saturday. He became the first radio and TV personality to host 2 live TV show and radio in two different studios both running simultaneously on Friday night on SABC 1 (Largest Urban Music TV Show then) , Metro FM and TouchCentral. It was in 2009 when Touch was the 1st metro fm joc to host Metro FM Awards for 2 years consecutively.
With his spiritual upbringing and influence Tbo Touch brought Times Magazine most influential and sought after leader and speaker Bishop TD Jakes along with the starring of Preachers of LA, World renowned and giant intellectual Bishop Noel Jones 2010 to minister at Orlando Stadium in Soweto.
Trademark a company founded by Touch has over the past 10 years staged and promoted international shows successfully. After hosting John Legend first ever tour to SA in 2005, Touch has brought Akon, Busta Rhymes, Keri Hilson, Brandy Norwood, Vivica Foxx, Regina Hall, Regina Kimberly, Selita Banks, Kimberly Elise, Jadakiss, Miguel and most recent Floyd Money Mayweather first trip ever to the Motherland. For the 1st time in history of a national broadcaster Metro fm the Touch Down has executed a successful trans-continental broadcast out of the studio’s of the heart beat of Lagos Beat 99.9FM, breaking further grounds Touch regularly broadcast from the studio’s of the world renown New York’s leading urban station Hot 97 FM, and Los Angeles’ most prominent urban contemporary Power 106FM & KPFK FM.