Who the heck is Prince Mongo? And he ran for Memphis mayor?!

By , Special to The Daily Memphian Updated: July 08, 2024 1:11 PM CT | Published: July 08, 2024 4:00 AM CT

When Prince Mongo’s name resurfaced in the Memphis media recently, some folks on the Internet had just one question:

Who the heck is Prince Mongo?

“I had never heard of Prince Mongo,” Lokitusaborg wrote on social media site Reddit, identifying himself as a transplant to Memphis. “What’s the stuff on him that isn’t mentioned in his Wiki page because, while that is absolutely off the wall, I’m sure lifetime locals have better stories.”

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That is certainly true, as any longtime Memphian could attest. But the most surprising answer to the question might be that Mongo, a self-styled “alien” from the planet Zambodia, may well have changed Memphis’ history.


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Jody Callahan

Jody Callahan graduated with degrees in journalism and economics from what is now known as the University of Memphis. He has covered news in Memphis for more than 25 years.


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