The Year That Was... Mufaro Nesongano

Once known for his voice on the radio, Mufaro ventured into the corporate world over a decade ago, bringing with him a background steeped in media and communication. Currently, he serves as the Group Communication and Old Mutual Foundation Manager, where he contributes to the media and PR landscape of the insurance sector while also working on impactful projects within the Old Mutual Foundation.

The Year That Was... Mufaro Nesongano
Mufaro Nesongano

2023 was... A year of reflecting on how far I have come and appreciating the journey I have traveled. I got to plan quite a lot for my future since I turn 40 in 2 years' time.

2024 will be... A year of building on the foundation that I laid in 2023.

Last three things you spent money on? I bought a car, a pair of AirPods, and an iPhone.

Last text you sent? "You are most welcome, M; you deserve this and more. You have been such an integral part of our success."

Best Dressed Namibian of 2023? (man and woman) – Our President, and the people’s Doctor.

2023 in a tweet... In 2023, we were driven by passion and purpose, rallying together to achieve meaningful goals. It became a year of action, where determination and collaboration led us to make tangible progress. We faced challenges head-on, transforming them into stepping stones towards our goals. Each achievement was a testament to our collective efforts and commitment to making a real difference. #Progress #CollectiveSuccess

2023 taught me... To appreciate my friends and family even more. They were pillars of strength.

What 2023 took away from you? It gave me more, and I am grateful for the lessons it taught me.

What song dominated your playlist in 2023? "Gifted" by Koffee

What put Namibia in the spotlight this year? Green Hydrogen and the Oil Discoveries.

Namibian holiday destination? Swakopmund never disappoints.

Namibian disruptor of the year? Dr. Esperance Luvindao.

Most overrated thing in 2023? The most overrated thing in 2023 was the notion that artificial intelligence (AI) would completely replace human jobs.

2023 highlight? Being recognised among Old Mutual Namibia's top performers and receiving a reward trip to Zanzibar was a significant highlight of my year.

Last thing that gave you sleepless nights? The last thing that kept me up at night was the weight of various injustices prevailing in the world.

Biggest blooper of the year? Hahaha, I will keep this to myself.

A book you will recommend to a friend/family? The State of Africa: A History of the Continent Since Independence - Martin Meredith

Namibian brand of the year? Old Mutual Namibia.

Your preferred social media platform? X has become my go-to social media platform.