Even though you might not recognize her name, you definitely have seen her face. The 19-year-old Kenyan student has gotten international attention and luxury deals, with brands such as Rhianna’s Fenty, as a result of her hilarious homemade skits and videos.
The teen has garnered 1m followers, and counting, of people waiting to see what she will post next. So, just where did it all began or the teen?
Well, the journalism student started making a name for herself in April of this year when she posted a video of herself making fun of lockdown and social distancing. No stranger to making and posting videos, Majimbo’s social media career was born with this one simple video below.
People wanted the full version of this video and here you are ♿️😮 pic.twitter.com/FpnxrDGOVq
— Elsa Majimbo 🇿🇦 (@ElsaAngel19) April 15, 2020
The success of Majimbo’s social media rise to fame honestly lies in her videos themselves. They are funny, relatable, and she even eats chips just like she’s kicking back talking to her friends, making her time with her audience nothing less than a natural interaction.
Recently, Majimbo became the youngest ever nominated for the E! People’s Choice Awards, African Social Star category.
So honoured to be the youngest ever nominated for E! Peoples Choice Awards, African Social Star category. Vote by tweeting both #ElsaMajimbo & #AfricanSocialStar in one tweet. Vote up to 25 times a day!
— Elsa Majimbo 🇿🇦 (@ElsaAngel19) October 1, 2020
However, the Kenyan teen has received some backlash from her countrymen as a result of her skits. So much so, the teen once displayed the Kenyan flag proudly on all outlets, she has now taken it down.
During an interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper, Majimbo said that she doesn’t receive acclamation in Kenya, stating that many locals don’t think that she is funny, as they cannot relate to her international material.
“It’s funny that my comedy has garnered more fans outside my own country,” she told Anderson Cooper. “The comedy scene here is quite different with most of the jokes in Swahili and it’s about tribes. That’s not my comedy, mine is all about what’s happening in the world.”
Not letting that get her down, the comedian continues to make her videos and skits, entertaining millions, in addition to continuing to explore more lucrative partnerships such as the one she has just landed with MAC Cosmetics. We cannot wait to see what is next for Majimbo. Whatever awaits the teen, she will continue to make us laugh in the midst of it all.