1) What city are you currently in and what do you love most about this city?
I am in Johannesburg right now, but I spend a great deal of time in Durban too. I love the hustle of Joburg. The feeling of mediocre is just not enough. I love the buzzing night life and exquisite dining experiences of this city. In Durban I love the beach and the beautiful promenade for stress free strolls.
2) Your favourite hangout spot in your home town is?
In Jozi – I enjoy dinning at my favourite spots which include Signature restaurant in Morningside, Gemelli in Bryanston and the eclectic Epicure restaurant in Sandton. While in Durban I enjoy the views from the Southern Sun Elangeni and Maharani Hotel and cocktails at the beach front at Califorina Dreaming. Max’s Lifestyle in Umlazi is always a must for me for when I am after a great South African braai.
3) A song that perfectly describes your country right now?
It would be “Harambe” by HHP. I think HHP is a genius, and this song is so powerful and speaks to where we are at as a nation.
4) What is on your music playlist currently?
Currently I have an array of music I am loving – from Niniola’s album “This Is Me”, to a gospel compilation and also enjoying spinning Amanda Black’s “Amazulu”
5) What are you reading?
I am reading the rather complex “The land is ours” by Tembeka Ngcukaitobi. It’s a very detailed book with a lot of legal talk – but such an interesting read – that requires all your attention and opens you up to so many realities of South Africa and our history.
6) What would you say is the biggest artistic impact Africa has had on the world?
Our music, our dance moves and our fashion. Africa is where all industries are drawing inspiration. We are definitely spear-heading a lot of conversations, creativity and inspiration.
7) What is that one African dish you wish the entire world knew about?
A hearty lamb stew with samp gets me every time. It’s the perfect winter dish and a signature meal that all who want to know South Africa should enjoy.
8) What does your name mean?
My name is Carol Mapula Ofori. Carol means – strong, champion, a joyous song (Christmas carol). Mapula means rain goddess. I was born on a rainy Friday – so fitting if you ask me.
9) If you had one super power what would it be and why?
To make money from plain paper. I would make lots and lots and share it of cause. The world is an easier place to navigate with some capital to see all your dreams and the dreams of others realised.
10) If you weren’t a famous TV /Radio Personality what would you be?
Probably a frustrated lawyer fighting cases day in and day out. Swamped in paper work and deadlines