Personality Profile: Who is this?

Personality Profile: Who is this?

Mufaro Nesongano

Corporate Communications and Online Media Manager at Namibia Wildlife Resorts (NWR)

Place of Origin
Harare, Zimbabwe

I have an Honours Degree from the Namibia University of Science and Technology (formerly Polytechnic of Namibia) and Degree in Journalism and Communication. In addition to that I initially studied for a Business Administration degree at the University of Namibia. However, my journey with that degree was never completed. What I learned from that is that one should follow one’s passion, no matter where the crowd is going.

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What one word would you use to describe yourself?

What made you pick the clothes you are wearing today?
I wanted something formal, as I have an event I need to attend to later on.

Who would you take on a date on space and why?
I would take my wife with, as it would be an interesting experience for us to explore another part of this universe.
Tell us about your upbringing – what were your parents like?

I had a very interesting upbringing. I was born in Harare and stayed there until I was in Grade 2. My dad, a business consultant by profession, had been traveling around Africa and the world when during one of his trips to Namibia he saw the opportunities that the country had to offer. He had us relocate to the northern part of Namibia around 1993. I spent the next two years in the north. During my Grade 6, I decided to go back to Zimbabwe as I was missing my friends there. I then did my grade 6 and 7 there, however, my parents, thought it best that I come do my High School here. I then came back in 1998 and enrolled at St Paul’s College for my Grade 7, 8 and 9 and finished my Grade 10 – 12 at Centaurus High School. I must say I had a great childhood and my parents have always been very open and understanding. They have always given me room to express myself in matters I feel strongly about and I appreciate them for this.

Which celebrities do you believe are the most influential?
When I was still in High School, due to my love for Hip Hop music, I was drawn to P. Diddy. However, now that I am older, I’m intrigued by Steve Jobs and Mahatma Ghandi.

What do you like to watch on TV?
I enjoy watching the news and when time allows action series.

What is you favourite music?
I grew up listening to Hip Hop due to my elder brother’s influence, though I can now safely say I enjoy any type of music.

Whom do you love more: your parents, friends, spouse, kids, siblings, or yourself?
I believe that in order to love one needs love themselves first, as you cannot give what you do not have.

What kind of child were you – what are your most cherished childhood memories?
I would say I was a quiet and disciplined child, very inquisitive and a go-getter. My most cherished childhood moments are the times I stayed in Zimbabwe with one of my father’s sisters – Aunt Tendai and her husband – Mukwasha Ngoshi was something else. I still hold him in high regard.

How did you meet your spouse/partner?
I actually met her in a taxi on my way to university. She was a tutor by then. From there, we just started talking and I was just mesmerised by her. Even to this day.

When have you been most satisfied and proudest in your life and/or career?
The day my son was born would be that day. I always say he is the best version of my wife and l.

If you could be or do anything else – what would it be?
I like to think that there is still room for growth and experience. So I am not writing myself out about things I still want to do.

Who is your role model, or from whom do you draw inspirations as an adult?
My mother is definitely my role model. She has been through so much, but somehow she has not lost that sparkle. She still does what needs to be done and when it needs to be done.

How would you like the Namibian society (and the world) to remember you?
As a person who brought out the best in people; my motto in life is ‘Be the change you wish to see in the world’.

What things do you not like to do or do not take well to?
I do not enjoy being peer-pressured to do things. I like to make up my own mind. What I do not take too well is when someone is disrespectful towards others. After all, we are all just humans.

Do you believe in life after death? Good and evil? God? Are you a spiritual person?
I am a spiritual person and believe that whatever good you want to do should be done on this wonderful earth. A quote that struck me was – “Don’t give me roses when I’m gone. Give them to me while I’m still here and can smell them,” by M. Williams.

What is the one thing about you few people know?
I am introvert.

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