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by Heather Clancy

Gareth Pon

Africa's Top Instagrammer!

Live life knowing that if you die you’ll be missed.
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He describes himself as a “wanderer” and a “believer” with dreams of going to space and a rocket tattoo to match, but the more you learn about this talented creative, the less inclined you are to label him at all. Put simply, he evades simple labels and that’s exactly his magic. Crowned Africa’s top Instagrammer with over 200k followers on the photo sharing platform, it seems like everyone wants to witness a bit of magic.

“Everyone should have at least one ridiculous dream they believe can come true”

When he’s not racking up the likes on Instagram, he can be found honing his craft as a filmmaker and photographer. Featured on the Huffington Post and other prestigious sites, Gareth’s talents have been recognised far beyond the borders of the continent.

Quick to create inspired visual campaigns, we challenged Gareth to answer some quick-fire questions in 60 seconds. After all, sometimes the best way to get to know someone is to ask them “Kendrick or Kanye?”

Q: There’s nothing better than...

Ice cream on a Sunday.

Q: Kendrick or Kanye?


Q: If a movie was made about your life, who would play you?

George Clooney would try to play me.

Q: How does your perfect weekend begin?


Q: Favourite line from a movie or song?

From Big Fish: “There comes a point when any reasonable man will swallow his pride and admit he made a mistake. The truth is... I was never a reasonable man…”

Q: My mama always told me…

Finish my food or else I wouldn’t be allowed to have anything to drink.

Q: If you could only listen to one album for the rest of your life, what would it be?

That’s hard. “Mmhmm” by Relient K.

Q: Where does the perfect weekend begin?

On a plane going somewhere overseas.

Q: If you could be an animated character, who would you be?


Q: If you won the lottery, what’s the first thing you’d buy?

Probably a pizza.

Q: We’re jumping on a plane to your dream destination, where are we going?

At the moment probably Japan or Russia.

Q: Favourite pair of sneakers in your closet?

Nike Flyknit Air Max.

Q: Famous last words?

Live life knowing that if you die you’ll be missed.


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