They say sleep to dream, work to manifest your dream, the 21 year old Elsa Majimbo from Kenya is manifesting her dream as a content creator and her life is an exact example of speaking aspirations into existence.
Her stint as a comedian began during the pandemic in 2020 when she decided to leverage the quenchless demand for content and instantly grew her Instagram and Tik Tok by delivering content that perfectly juxtaposed the teenage desire to be recognized and a rebellion against the humble culture that is making waves in pop culture today.
Her first skit came at a time when she had no money and was performing badly in school, yet she made a video describing how you need “to speak to her manager before you can book an appointment with her.” She also famously stated in the skit that she “didn’t go looking for fame, fame came looking for me.” The viewpoint from her skits is a perfect representation of the sentiments hidden deep in the hearts of people who are afraid to say how they feel, lest they risk appearing insensitive and self-absorbed.
Currently listed as the youngest individual on the Forbes list, the Forbes 30 under 30 to be precise, Elsa Majimbo’s rise to stardom since the pandemic has been meteoric, and quite frankly, inspiring.
In 2021, she moved from her hometown of Nairobi to Los Angeles, where she has perfectly acclimated herself to the LA lifestyle. She told Forbes that she loves everything about the city, particularly its materialistic and beautiful nature. “I can never imagine myself living anywhere other than LA,” she said during her interview with Forbes. She is now exploiting her new found fame to acquire the fortune she always desired to have and eliminating the need to be in class.
To reach where she is today was not a walk in the park as she had a rocky start to her career. She received a lot of backlash because of her comedy niche which in Kenya comedy was based on self-hatred and horrible experiences.
Since she kick started her career, her monologues have been featured on Comedy Central several times and so far partnered with Fenti, Logitec, Beats by Dre, IMG models, Coke, Bumble, and more. She has been recognized and applauded by celebrities such as Naomi Campbell, Lupita Nyong’o, Joan Smalls, Miss Universe, Anderson Cooper, Zozibini Tunzi, Snoop Dogg, and Cassper Nyovest.
Elsa has stunned by appearing on covers for Teen Vogue, Verified Hapar’s Baazar, GQ South Africa and Maison Valentino campaigns, not only, she was a keynote speaker for the 2022 SheBelieves Summit, presented by Deloitte.
She has appeared on Steve on Watch, a Facebook web TV talk show hosted by Steve Harvey and has also been featured by Forbes. She even made it to the Forbes 30 under 30 class of 2023 as the youngest person in it. And has won ‘entertainer of the year awards for both GQ South Africa and FORBES WOMAN AFRICA. She has also won the E! People’s Choice Awards and the YouTube Streamy.
Elsa is sure to become a movie star in Hollywood seeing as she stated that that’s the next phase of her career.