Mpho Karabo Monareng

City: Sunninghill

The media and marketing mechanic, Mpho Monareng has been rewriting agency rules since his Vega days. He’s a serial entrepreneur who believes in building meaningful businesses and achieving massive success. Mpho founded Toast Media, 2017’s Black Agency of the Year, and loves to bring fresh flavour to any project. 

Mpho answered a bunch of random questions for us to provide a glimpse into how he thinks…

What is your passion? 
I’m passionate about helping people and seeing them grow.

If you had a superpower, what would it be?
To read minds.

If you could be any animal in the world, what animal would you be and why?
An eagle because I AM BOLD!.

If you could time travel, where would you go and why?
To my last dying moments, to reflect on how I’ve impacted and lived my life.

What are the top 3 countries on your bucket list to visit?
New York, Italy & Amsterdam…but I’ve been!

If someone made a movie of your life what would the genre be?
Action Rom-com. 

What would the title of your autobiography be?
– Husband to a mother
– Father to a sister
– Brother to a friend
and a number to the world.

If you could sing a duet with anyone, who would it be and why?
My best friend Ishmael – He’s the funniest guy I know and his music taste is bad.

What is your favorite jam at the moment?
Jamie Cullum – What a difference a day made.

What, in your opinion, is the most interesting thing about you that we wouldn’t learn from your CV alone? 
I have an extreme soft side. Some movies still make me cry – Lol. I dance naked after my showers (I don’t know why), and I love classic cars. 

You step outside your house and find a lottery ticket that ends up winning R10 million. What would you do with it?
Go back to the house.

A penguin walks through that door right now wearing a sombrero. What does he say and why is he here? 
“Oh Maria Mariaaaaaaa…she reminds of the west side story”… He thinks Santana is performing 

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