Personality Profile: Who is this?

Personality Profile: Who is this?

Robyn Nakaambo

External Communications Officer for GIPF

Place of Origin
Oshakati, Namibia

Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Psychology and Media (Public Relations)

Place of Residence

What one word would you use to describe yourself?

What made you pick the clothes you are wearing today?
My mood

Who would you take on a date on space and why?
Lil Wayne, I totally have a thang for this guy.

Tell us about your upbringing?

I was brought up to be a very humble, respectful, honest and hardworking lady.

Which celebrities do you believe are the most influential?
Gazza, he has revolutionized Namibian kwaito music and culture.

What do you like to watch on TV?
I love watching WhataListyle on NBC 1 [laughs] for obvious reasons of course…

What is you favourite music?
RnB and hip hop.

Whom do you love more: your parents, friends, spouse, kids, siblings, or yourself?
Myself. If you don’t love yourself you cannot love others. Hence the saying, charity begins at home. Love thyself to know what love is and to teach others how to love you, and it will ripple into the rest of your relationships.

What kind of child were you – what are your most cherished childhood memories?
I was a tomboy, very talkative, inquisitive and a bully. I had an answer for everything. My late mom and I used to dance together, that was our little thang.

How did you meet your spouse/partner?
I met him at Grieters Lodge at a party in July 2010.

When have you been most satisfied and proudest in your life and/or career?
The news that I would graduate, but I unfortunately could not attend the graduation ceremony due to work commitments in Johannesburg.

If you could be or do anything else – what?
I actually dreamed of being an architect as a young girl. Buildings fascinated me and my dad fuelled my dream but due to circumstances with my late mom passing I did not want to return to South Africa to go for my studies so I opted to stay in Namibia and ended up doing Media and Psychology, which I fell in love with. I fell into this field of work and God’s work has panned out perfectly because I cannot imagine myself in any other field of work.

Who is your role model or from whom do you draw inspiration as an adult?
Helmuth Nakaambo is my hero, this man has been my backbone and not only is he my dad he is the most transparent, open-minded, encouraging and motivating individual I have in my life.

How would you like the Namibian society (and the world) to remember you?
I would like to be remembered as the young girl that once upon a time walked through the doors of Unam Radio, pushed herself to being better, ending up at Radio Energy and kicking off a career in public relations at Coca-Cola Namibia and is now seated at the biggest financial institution in Namibia. Moral of the story: all dreams are relevant and when you don’t set limits for yourself the world is your oyster of opportunities. Never compete with the next person but the person you were yesterday.

What things do you not like to do or do not take well to?
I don’t take well to liars.

Do you believe in life after death? Good and evil? God? Are you a spiritual person?
Yes I do believe in life after death and I do believe in God.

What is the one thing about you few people know?
That I am a great cook.

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