Hilarious things Kenyans want Elsa Majimbo to ask Rihanna and Beyonce

 

 

Elsa has been trending on Kenyan Twitter for pretty much most of the month.

She began the year with an interview with super model Naomi Campbell, then she got named as one of the persons to watch in Hollywood by several magazines, and if that wasn’t enough, Elsa revealed she chats with Rihanna. Elsa shared a personal letter and DMs with Riiri, and now the latest is that she is Beyonce PR list.

She also inked a deal with fashion brand Valentino.

Now a section of Kenyans are more outraged at Elsa after she revealed that none other than Beyoncé had gifted them a PR package from her own luxury athleisure line, Ivy Park.

But aside from haters, there is always that lose Kenyan whose thoughts are totally not related. We sifted through so many hilarious requests that Kenyans want Elsa to ask Rihanna and Beyonce and below are a few.

Have a happy day won’t you?

 

Another fan of Rihanna’s told Elsa to ask the singer when she would be releasing her next album. This is after Elsa shared a hand written letter from Rihanna.

Another thirsty RIhanna fan wanted to find out if Riri is seeing someone.

 

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Elsa Majimbo shows personal handwritten letter from fan Rihanna

Elsa Majimbo is on a high right now. This month, the comedian just received a glowing tribute from American Teen Vogue magazine as a star to watch for in Hollywood. Not only that, she also started working with the Valentino fashion house.

But that all pales in comparison to the info she revealed to her fans this past week. Elsa you see has some very famous fans, one of them being the world-famous singer, Rihanna.

This weekend Elsa decided to show her fans the type of clout she has at the moment as she showed DM’s she and the musician have been exchanging.

An ecstatic Elsa revealed this information on her Instagram page while also showing a handwritten note that the “Umbrella” singer had sent her on her Twitter page.

2020 was 19-year-old Elsa Majimbo’s break-out year. Elsa who is a student of journalism from Strathmore University, Nairobi had been posting monologues from 2016 but had stopped until 2019. Her monologue videos went viral during the COVID-19 lockdown.


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She first went viral in March after posting a hilarious clip on the restrictions meant to contain the pandemic that was threatening to paralyse the whole world.

“This year has been a whirlwind of discomfort and confusion for everybody, but for me it’s also brought with it a great lesson, that sometimes even the greatest obstacles in our path can be opportunities in disguise,” she added.

Her satirical monologues usually feature her crunching potato crisps, leaning back to a pillow and using a tiny 1990s sunglasses as a prop.

With an amazing personality and hilarious comical quips, she keeps netizens entertained with her jokes about the most relatable content.

Offering laughs about not wanting to work but wanting to be rich; not wanting to spend time with people, but wanting a boyfriend; not wanting to Zoom every day, but wanting to still be connected is something most of us can appreciate and certainly laugh about.


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Her monologues were featured on Comedy Central several times in June 2020. Her monologues have been called out and applauded by Lupita Nyong’o, Joan Smalls, Miss Universe; Zozibini Tunzi, Snoop Snoop dog, Cassper Nyovest. She has also an ambassador for MAC Cosmetics.

So popular has she become, that Majimbo bagged an ambassadorial role with Rihanna’s Fenty where she showcases the brand’s glasses in every shade.


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She won the People’s Choice Award for Favorite African Social Star in 2020. The 19-year-old comedian shared the news on her social media platforms on Monday morning and thanked everyone who supported her to bag the prestigious international award.

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Elsa Majimbo named among Teen Vogues young hollywood class of 2021

 

Kenyan born comedian Elsa Majimbo has received glowing tribute from American Teen Vogue magazine as a star to watch for in Hollywood.

The article naming her said

“Before a co-sign from Rihanna and vacationing with Naomi, Elsa Majimbo, 19, was just an ordinary Kenyan college student studying journalism in the U.S. until her dry pandemic humor took the TikTok world by storm”

According to Teen Vogue, the young stars named in the list are credited with being at the forefront of the culture, pushing us to think, laugh or dance and cry. The article further says that it takes extraordinary talent to shine through a year of pandemic, protests, and a presidential election. But these rising stars did just that.a9c11050af4ce1b13d84457051bd25b6

Elsa found fame for her pandemic videos, and still does.

Teen Vogue noted her achievements that include: becoming a Fenty beauty ambassador, partnering with MAC, appeared on Comedy Central, made Anderson Cooper giggle on CNN, hobnobbed with celebrities, and has been nominated for a Nickelodeon Kids Choice Award.

Here is the article where she answers questions about being shamed for the color of her skin, her favorite tiktok video, and being a chess prodigy.

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Kenyans debate Elsa Majimbo’s ‘dark skin bias’ comments

 

Elsa Majimbo’s declaration to Naomi Campbell that she feels discriminated in her home country owing to her dark skin color has reignited debate, days after the interview.

Months ago Yvonne Okwara also spoke of the same igniting a frequently overlooked discussion about prejudice.

In the Interview held on December 23, Elsa brought prominence to the issues, and Kenyans not known for shying away from such heavy topics dag in with different reactions.

From beauty standards to professional opportunities, Elsa Majimbo touched raw nerve that sparked an even more intense conversation.

“I always thought I was funny but to myself, and when I was told I was funny I thought It’s something I can go into. I remember the fist person who told me I would go far was Chrissy Tiegen, and for me that was like OK now I know for sure. Some people didn’t support me, some put me down, lighter skin people are given more opportunity and I was made to feel like just because I was darker and I was less pretty”

 

Her comments elicited criticism and encouragement from KOT

@Msnyaguthii
KOT has never supported Elsa, mnakumbuka mkisema amevaa night dress? She is leaving to LA where she will be best friends with Rihanna, so ata mkijam your opinion doesn’t matter… Hiyo ni kelele ya chura

@KykirapperI
It will never stop paka watoi watu wakiona ka pointy wanasema vile nikasupuu akiwa mdark aty uliona vile so n so alizaa mtoi mweusi waah mtoi wake ni mweusi haonekani but so n so wake ni keupe kama malaika it’s fvckd up

@DrUkweli
This is like seeing short people are overlooked or fat people or skinny peoples or people with a kitambi,Ass, Boob etc. This is bullshit. No one has it all we all struggle.

@MonroseMurugi
Colourism has ALWAYS EXISTED in Kenya. Light-skinned women are given more opportunities than their dark-skinned counterparts. Elsa Majimbo is saying the truth. Even Yvonne Okwara talked about media industry being like that. it needs to STOP!

@osoroKE
Elsa Majimbo really thinks he is the only dark skinned person in our country? Mnisaidie number ya Naomi Campbell.

@Aminatta_
the ironic thing about this comment is that calling dark skin women ‘men’ and ‘masculine’ is actually manifestation of discrimination against dark skinned women. you’re perpetuating what you’re denying and don’t even realise

@Amina_bellisimo
Colourism in Kenya is real and we all know it……acheni ujinga3

@justrioba
Elsa said …” I’m unbothered. The positions I’m after do not require KOT validation” …then went and achieved things that twitter’s 280 characters won’t allow me to list cus that list is mf LONG.

That’s how you remove background noise.

Colorism definition, differential treatment based on skin color, especially favoritism toward those with a lighter skin tone and mistreatment or exclusion. Beyonces dad Mathew Knowles once spoke about it when managing his famous daughters music group Destinys Child.

Mr Knowles said it’s no accident that most of the recent top-selling black artists are lighter-skinned like Mariah Carey and Rihanna, adding that Beyoncé often got opportunities that darker-skinned artists probably wouldn’t.

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Classic105’s breakout stars of 2020

The year 2020 might go down as one many would like to forget. But there are some who flourished during this bleak economic times. These breakout stars are below:

Azziad Nasenya

Azziad Nasenya is a Kenyan actor, content creator, media host and social media personality. She is popularly known as Kenya’s TikTok Queen. She has been has active since 2019 and became well-known in April 2020, after a video of Azziad dancing to Femi One and Mejja’s Utawezana song went viral.

 

Flaqo Raz

The famous Flaqo Raz is one of the fastest upcoming Kenyan comedians of our time. He is the talented and funny Mama Otis that most people have seen rising from simple beginnings to big screens.

The creativity behind Flaqo’s hilarious clips is now on another level, thanks to his ability to play several characters.

Behind the success of those rib-cracking scenes on Flaqo Raz YouTube channel is a self-driven young man now making headlines.

King Kalala

Prudence Chepkirui Tonui aka King Kalala, who is only 22 years old, has always been referred to as the ‘female Andrew Kibe’ because of her strong and unfiltered, opinions regarding issues on sexuality, relationships and broke men.

Not to forget her deep voice which has turned many heads ever since her popularity on social media grew. The social media sensation is a student at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) where she is pursuing a Bachelor of Commerce in Marketing and is in her final year.

Elsa Majimbo

Elsa Majimbo (born June 29, 2001) is an internet comedian whose satirical monologues usually feature her crunching potato crisps, leaning back to a pillow and using tiny 1990s sunglasses as a prop.

Elsa is a student of journalism from Strathmore University, Nairobi. She has been posting monologues from 2016 but had stopped until 2019. Her monologue videos went viral during the COVID-19 lockdown. Her monologues were featured on Comedy Central several times in June 2020.

She won the People’s Choice Award for Favorite African Social Star in 2020.

Crazy Kennar

Kennedy Odhiambo has become an internet sensation with his easy to relate hilarious videos. Crazy Kennar is currently a third year Bachelor of Science in Actuarial Sciences student at the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT).

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Elsa Majimbo-Classic105’s Instagram comedian of the year

2020 changed the way many celebs did business due to the many restrictions caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. Many who relied on live shows to make their money, took their business to the internet.

One of the best internet avenues to grow an audience and make money is on Instagram. And 2020 saw its fair share of celebs using the platform as a money-making venture.

But there are some who not only made money but also became household names with their antics and skits on the app. One of those that really stood out was 19-year-old Elsa Majimbo who has amassed a following of 1.4 million people.

Elsa who is a student of journalism from Strathmore University, Nairobi had been posting monologues from 2016 but had stopped until 2019. Her monologue videos went viral during the COVID-19 lockdown.

She first went viral in March after posting a hilarious clip on the restrictions meant to contain the pandemic that was threatening to paralyse the whole world.

“This year has been a whirlwind of discomfort and confusion for everybody, but for me it’s also brought with it a great lesson, that sometimes even the greatest obstacles in our path can be opportunities in disguise,” she added.

Her satirical monologues usually feature her crunching potato crisps, leaning back to a pillow and using a tiny 1990s sunglasses as a prop.

With an amazing personality and hilarious comical quips, she keeps netizens entertained with her jokes about the most relatable content.

Offering laughs about not wanting to work but wanting to be rich; not wanting to spend time with people, but wanting a boyfriend; not wanting to Zoom every day, but wanting to still be connected is something most of us can appreciate and certainly laugh about.

Her monologues were featured on Comedy Central several times in June 2020. Her monologues have been called out and applauded by Lupita Nyong’o, Joan Smalls, Miss Universe; Zozibini Tunzi, Snoop Snoop dog, Cassper Nyovest. She has also an ambassador for MAC Cosmetics.

So popular has she become, that Majimbo 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. The 19-year-old comedian shared the news on her social media platforms on Monday morning and thanked everyone who supported her to bag the prestigious international award.

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19-year-old comedian Elsa Majimbo nominated for E! People’s Choice Awards

Fast-rising Kenyan Comedian Elsa Majimbo is moving on up. The dark-skinned beauty has been nominated for the 2020 America’s E! People’s Choice Awards in the African Social Star Category.

The competition will be fierce for the 19-year-old with the likes of Sho Madjozi, Karl Kugelmann, Dimma Umeh, Wian, Lydia Forson, Thuso Mbedu and Zozi Tunzi up for the prestigious award.

Elsa herself revealed the news saying; “I am so excited and shocked to announce that I have been nominated E! Peoples Choice Awards in the category of African Social Star. While I don’t know how I got here so quickly, what I do know is I wouldn’t have gotten here without all of your support. So please continue to show me your support by voting for me with up to 25 votes a day, link in my bio!!!!”.

‘I can never tell people I’m broke or depressed’ Nasra the comedian

Her announcement has prompted numerous Kenyans to come out in support of Elsa and congratulatory messages flowed in quickly under the hashtag#EslaMajimbo.

Voting is open from October 1st to October 23 and you can vote 25 times per category, per day, per method (voting site, Twitter or Xfinity).

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The People’s Choice Awards is an American awards show, recognizing people in entertainment, voted online by the general public and fans. The show has been held annually since 1975.

Elsa became a star during the Covid-19 pandemic with her viral videos that were filmed in her bedroom while under lockdown in Nairobi. In the hilarious videos, she updates followers on her search for a boyfriend and warns her future child that they will never be given a car (“You have legs. Two in fact.”).

In a previous interview with the Guardian, Elsa revealed that the persona in her comedic videos is not an alter-ego, but her true self.

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And this nomination shows that people like what they see. Please vote for her here.

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