The chip-eating and rib-cracking Elsa Majimbo has defied the odds to become Africa’s Social Star in a tightly contested award. In what has turned out to be the biggest breakthrough story of the year, Elsa Majimbo has risen from just another teenager doing unnoticeable clips on Instagram in January 2020 to a global star in November 2020! What a difference 10 months can make! The Kenyan online sensation was nominated for the Africa Social Star award alongside a star studded list consisting of: Kwaito queen Sho Madjozi, Thuso Mbedu, Zozi Tunzi, Lydia Forson, Dimmah Umeh and Karl Kugelmann.
The internet went crazy when she was nominated for the award and Kenyans took to Twitter to promote a hashtag campaigning for her to get the votes. The hard work paid off as Elsa announced on social media this morning that she had won the E! People’s Choice Award and Kenyans were beyond thrilled. The awards were held virtually owing to the ongoing pandemic and most of the announcements were done on TV and social media.
With 1 million followers on Instagram and 230 thousand followers on Twitter, Elsa Majimbo is currently flying high with a massive fan base that continues to grow every single day. The online comedian has also been attracting attention from other global stars like Steve Harvey and Snoop Dogg who have commended her sense of humor. The 19-year old superstar currently resides in South Africa where she is pursuing her studies.
Her win has surely put the country on the map! Its time for Kenyan stars to conquer the global scene!