Thapelo Molomo (born January 18, 1993) is a South African-born police officer. He gained popularity for his flamboyant vocal talent in Idol SA season 18. 

At the SA Police Service (SAPS), Molomo is a Warrant Officer working as a psychologist. He focuses on health and wellness.

Thapelo Molomo
Thapelo Molomo biography
Thapelo Molomo made it to the top 3 of Idols SA season 18.
Quick Facts
Full Name:Thapelo Molomo
Stage Name:Thapelo
Born:January 18, 1993 (age 29 years)
Place of Birth:Mokopane, Limpopo
Nationality:South African
Occupation:Singer, Police Officer
Known for:Idol SA season 18

Early Life

Thapelo Molomo was born on January 18, 1993. He is from Dipetsaneng village, near Mokopane in Limpopo, and grew up in South Africa.

The officer says he is successful for the support his colleagues and family showed him. Being humble, focused, and dedicated to the music added to make him successful.


Thapelo joined the SA Police Service in April 2021. He offers health and wellness-related services like trauma debriefing and counseling. 

According to Thapelo, he joined SAPS to help other officers to deal with traumas they encounter while on duty.

The officer is passionate about music which SAPS noticed. His passion made him enter the talent search competition. He spent some years trying to perfect his musical skills.

Molomo sang as a backing vocalist for a gospel group he joined in 2012. With the experience he has gained, the singer is ready to take the lead. He has taken over the stage with his extravagant performance and vocal prowess.

The contestant greatly enjoys his moments in the Mzansi Magic talent show competition. For him, being part of the show gained him access to the biggest stage so far.

Apart from being famous, the police officer has learned about performing and music. The show also taught him how to handle himself as a music artist.

Although he tries out several other music genres, Thapelo Molomo is passionate about soul music.

Michael Bolton is among his musical heroes because his personality is about love. Thapelo’s display of talent on the show left the judges speechless.

Personal Life

Thapelo Molomo is a proud father to a newborn baby. On June 18, 2020, he posted a picture of his late mother on Instagram. In his caption, he praised her to had fought a good fight and wished her to rest in peace.

Social Profiles

Molomo has active accounts across several social media platforms. He posts about his performance on Idol SA, his personal Life, and more.