David Mbeha: Namibian Gem
An average day in his life involves waking up at 07h00 every day and then do a 1h:30 min workout, have his tea while everyone is still asleep and then meditate. The rest of his afternoon either involves responding to emails, planning content, taking phone calls or setting up meetings.
“My creative process involves a lot of research on any idea that I am working towards and then try to create a mood board, which helps to keep my vision and goal clear. For social media, I try to collaborate with a lot of people who i think might bring my idea to life. sometimes this involves scouting for a location which would align with the theme for my content. I am constantly writing down ideas and planning how to execute my vision.” David says
A TV Host, MC, Voice over Artist, upcoming social media content creator, an Economics Honours degree graduate and the First African Presenter on TLC Entertainment, his name is David Mbeha. He is very passionate about broadcasting media, with hopes and aspirations of inspiring people to believe in their gifts and talents. “I come from humble beginnings, where we could not even afford to own a TV set, but believed that i would be on Television one day. I was named after my grandfather who believed that just like David in the bible, I was destined for greatness.” said David
David said his best moment of his life was being crowned as the first African presenter on TLC. He had always wanted to be a TV Host, but never in his wildest dreams did he imagine that, an international channel would be able to recognize his talent. Three years before his crowning, he would rush home to watch Oprah's Next Chapter on the same channel.
Here are 14 questions with David Mbeha.
- What do you like doing in your spare time?
I like to spend my spare time trying out different eating spots in Windhoek or just stay at home and watch vlogs or movies until I fall asleep.
- Who is your celebrity crush?
My celeb crush is Miss Universe Zozibini Tunzi, who is changing the face of beauty in the world.
- What has been your best/worst date?
I haven’t been on lots of dates, but my best date would definitely be a movie, followed by an early dinner and just wonderful conversations.
- Would you date a fan?
I would date anyone who I form a connection with. I am very big on chemistry and just feeling comfortable.
- What's your annoying habit?
Calling instead of texting.
- Who is your inspiration?
Ryan Seacrest and Bonang Matheba are my biggest TV inspirations and when I create content I am mostly inspired by David Gandy.
- Where would you like to visit?
I would like to visit Los Angeles and New York.
- What would you like remembered about you?
I would like to be remembered as someone that made those, he came in contact with feel seen.
- What is your favourite movie? Song? Sport?
My favourite all time movie is “There's a Zulu On My Stoep”, song is by Troy Sivan “What a heavenly way to die” and my favourite sport is Tennis.
- Choose: Acting or MC?
- What would be a good theme song for your life?
- Do you sing in the shower?
I sing everywhere, I think my neighbours hate me for it. Lol
- What’s the most useless talent you have?
- What's your most embarrassing childhood memory?
I use to wait until all the kids were in class and then go in late and say, "excuse me teacher I am late, may I come in," just so that the other kids would know that I can speak English. Lol
David Mbeha is the first grandson, can’t stand disorganized people, very bad at remembering peoples names, he loves talking to himself and he genuinely loves people. He is a rare gem in Namibia that has made his mark on the international stage already including local stages like the Simply You Magazine Lifestyle and Fashion Awards and we can’t to see his next big move. He is so Namibia because he loves “Pap en Vleis” (Porridge and Meat) and his loves everything green.
Follow David on Social Media to tabs on his journey.