Elsa Majimbo (born June 29, 2001) is a Kenyan internet comedienne from Nairobi. Her satirical monologues usually feature her crunching potato crisps, leaning back to a pillow and using a pair of tiny 1990’s sunglasses as a prop. She gained recognition during the COVID-19 quarantine period by making home-based funny quarantine videos. By the end of the year, she received endorsements from both Fenty and MAC. As of February 20, 2021, she bagged herself yet another achievement by partnering with luxury brand Valentino.
Career and education
Elsa was a student of journalism from Strathmore University, Nairobi. She has been posting monologues since 2016 but stopped until 2019. Her monologue videos went viral during the COVID-19 lockdown.
Elsa appeared in a Netflix clip claiming to be a 15-time chess champion. However, she is not a professional chess player and she is not rated by FIDE. In 2017 she played in the Kenya National Youth Chess Championship Finals – U16 Girls and scored 4th. Elsa also played in school chess tournaments such as Alliance High Open Chess Tournament – 2017.
Her monologues were featured on Comedy Central several times in June 2020, and have been called out and applauded by Lupita Nyong’o, Joan Smalls, Miss Universe, Zozibini Tunzi, Snoop Dogg and Cassper Nyovest. She is also an ambassador for MAC Cosmetics. In the most recent development, Majimbo has bagged an ambassadorial role with Rihanna’s Fenty where she showcases the brand’s glasses in every shade. She won the People’s Choice Award for Favorite African Social Star in 2020.
At the 2020 Streamy Awards, YouTuber Lilly Singh presented Majimbo with her “Creator Honor” award. Singh praised Majimbo’s comedy style, calling her an icon and revealing that Majimbo helped her laugh throughout 2020.
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