The Year That Was... Mbonge Kambonde

Mbonge Kambonde, a digital content creator and a model featured in the MTC Windhoek Fashion Week, embodies elegance and finesse. With every step and pixel online, he intricately crafts a tapestry of grace and sophistication.

The Year That Was... Mbonge Kambonde
Mbonge Kambonde

2023 was... A year of growth, resilience, and gratitude. I learned a lot from the challenges and successes I faced in my personal and professional life. It allowed me to explore new horizons within the dynamic fashion scene, witnessing its evolution and embracing the opportunities it presented.

2024 will be... A year of exploration, adventure, and discovery. I'm excited to build the most out of my early 20s, embark on new projects, travel to new places, and take up more space in the market.

Last three things you spend money on? Subscriptions to a fitness program, A taxi ride, a tip.

Last text you sent? Game night plans on a group chat

Best Dressed Namibian of 2023? (man and women) Male: Alton Mason Female: Indira Scott

2023 in a X (tweet)... What a year! From losses to wins, from tears to smiles, from dreams to reality. Thank you 2023 for making me. #2023 #gratitude

2023 taught me... That nothing is impossible if you work hard, stay positive, and believe in yourself. The challenges are opportunities to grow and learn from. That happiness is not a destination, but a state of mind. Kindness is the most powerful currency and fashion is not just about clothes, but about identity and expression.

What 2023 took away from you? 2023 took away some of my expectations and some of my comfort zones. But it also gave me new perspectives, new experiences, and new opportunities.

What song dominated your playlist in 2023? West Coast Love - Emotional Oranges

What put Namibia in the spotlight this year? Namibia was in the spotlight this year for its amazing achievements in various fields, such as sports, arts, science, and politics. Namibia also hosted some of the most prestigious events and welcomed some of the most influential guests from around the world. It showcased its rich culture, history, and natural beauty to the global audience.

Namibian holiday destination? Serra Cafema Camp

Namibian disruptor of the year? I had an opportunity to collaborate closely with various Namibian NGOs this year. I see them all as extraordinary disruptors, for reshaping the narrative not just in the creative sphere but also in community development. Through innovative approaches and tireless efforts, they all have emerged as forces for positive change. Their influence extends beyond the expected boundaries, challenging societal norms and contributing significantly to community welfare.

Most overrated thing in 2023? The notion that fashion is solely about trends rather than a canvas for self-expression and storytelling.

2023 highlight? My 2023 highlight was getting representation under two different incredible agencies in South Africa. It is a highlight because it is a career milestone and a meaningful experience that I will never forget.

Last thing that gave you sleepless nights? Examination Preparations

Biggest blooper of the year? Amidst the quest for the perfect shot during a content creation session, I found myself attempting an ambitious stunt for a video. However, the execution didn't quite match the vision, I inadvertently knocked over a prop stand, causing a domino effect with the set and resulting in a comical sequence of outtakes.

A book you will recommend to a friend/family? “The Last Lecture: Lessons in Living" by Randy Pausch This book is not just a read; it's a transformative journey that I wholeheartedly recommend to anyone seeking inspiration and a deeper understanding of life's essence.

Namibian brand of the year? Zuriel By Luis Munana. Having had the privilege of walking the runway twice for his collections in my lifetime, I can attest that Zuriel goes beyond fashion; it is a manifestation of luxury and elegance.

Your preferred social media platform? Instagram. It's where my visual story unfolds, connecting me authentically with a global audience.