Luis claps back at haters

By Confidente Reporter

THE polished and successful all rounded entrepreneur and model, Luis Munana, recently became a victim to what has now become a norm for some Namibians to engage in unwarranted slurs and insults on the internet.

After recently being featured in the creative category on the 2019 Under 30 Forbes Africa list and being one of only three Namibians to ever do so, invectives started to flood the comment section of some of his online news features.

He shared a post online, writing. “Never in my life did I think some people would be upset and even throw insults at me for making the Forbes Africa #30Under30 List. To my surprise 99% of the insults/shade comes from people who are not from my region (Non-Kavangos). I swear if it was someone from another region “north” all praises would be sung no matter what.”

The statement continued with him correcting a news report that claimed he was the first Namibian to be listed on Forbes Africa #30Under30.

“Although I do admit I mistakenly did state I was the first MALE! And 99% of the people I’ve engaged with didn’t know there was another male listed before me! Not once did I say I was the first Namibian. I simply wanted to enjoy my moment because lord knows I work hard. I’ve worked hard to get where I am that I didn’t even have time to respond to tweets yesterday,” he wrote.

The other Namibians that were listed previously include beauty brand KiyomiSandz founder Sandra Mwiihangele, and Anticor managing director Thomas Duncan. This year Munana shares the list with the likes of Nigerian megastar Burna Boy, South Africa’s Caster Semenya, Boity Thulo and Thando Thabete

Together they number 120 in total across four sectors: business, technology, creatives and sport. This year’s list comprises a stellar collection of entrepreneurs and innovators who are rewriting the rules and taking bold new risks to take Africa into the future.