by Beatrice Ambasa
April 8, 2021
Kenyan comedian Elsa Majimbo has impressed and kept many entertained with her humorous skits, becoming an unlikely hero of the coronavirus pandemic.
Though the massive support she receives on social media, Elsa revealed that Kenyans did not appreciate her talents. These remarks landed Majimbo on the wrong side of KOT, who bashed her for slurring Kenyans on National Television.
The crisps eating, the straight-talking star, has proven that her fan base is made up of people around the world and not Kenya.
Taking to her Twitter account, Elsa posted photos of her Instagram Insights that showed the lass received the most support from The US and South Africa, with little coming from her country Kenya.
She accompanied these photos with a caption that read, “It’s been one year since my first viral video, and I’ve grown immensely, and I’m very grateful for the path and journey I’m on to much more success. This is just the beginning. Happy one year anniversary to Elsa Majimbo.”
In a recent interview, the young comedian said that her comedy is universal, unlike many other Kenyan comedians, as her fan base is made up of people from around the world.
Elsa further claimed that she is not celebrated in Kenya since many locals don’t find her funny. She admitted her jokes delve and address global problems and Kenyans don’t ‘really’ get it. She further said that Kenyan comedy is shallow and based on stereotypes along tribal lines.
“It’s funny that my comedy has garnered more fans outside my own country. The comedy scene here is quite different with most of the jokes in Swahili and about tribes, stereotypes,” said Elsa, adding “That’s not my comedy, mine is all about what’s happening in the world.”
The 19-year-old quickly rose to stardom over the past couple of months and even landed a gig with Rihanna’s Fenty.
Her viral videos filmed in her bedroom while under lockdown in Nairobi have made Majimbo a social media star.
Elsa said she idolizes global comic superstars like Dave Chappelle and Kevin Hart and dreams of having her own stand-up comedy show.