Kenya's comedy queen Elsa Majimbo can’t stop winning in 2020. With an E! People’s Choice Awards already in the bag, the girl whose favourite colour is money has blazed a trail and is one of the youngest Kenyan entertainers to be featured on a Concept Shoot with Forbes Magazine where she discusses equity, ambition and colourism.
The 19-year-old chess champion shared tweets dating back to May when she predicted that Forbes would come knocking at her door - and it has happened. Louis Vuitton Men’s designer and luxury-wear co-founder Virgil Abloh co-signed her Forbes feature, writing on his Instagram story “Now this is what I’m talking about”, and Elsa replied, “My bro @VirgilAbloh knows what’s up”.
Virgil would send her exclusive Off-White merchandise. She later got invited for designer Kim Jones Dior brand’s Fall 2020-21 Fashion screening that is exclusive to certain elite, fair to say Elsa is living her best life at the pinnacle right now, at the highest level.
Elsewhere, Khaligraph, Ethic and Sauti Sol nominated for MTV MAMA’s
As the MTV African Music Awards makes a return in Kampala, Uganda 2021, Kenyan heavyweights have been nominated for the award show filled with glitz and glam. The OG has been pitched alongside Nasty C, Kwesi Arthur, NGA, OMG, and Suspect 95 in male-dominated Best Hip Hop category.
Sauti Sol and Ethic will scrap for the Best Group against Blaq Diamond & Kabza De Small-DJ Maphorisa of South Africa, Calema from Mozambique, and Rostam from Tanzania. Voting is officially open and the awards ceremony will be virtually live-streamed on February 20, 2021, in historic fashion.