The Queen of Instagram and So Much More

You need to know this funny Instagram star. When corona started she became IG famous. Once you watch one video, you won’t be able to stop watching this queen of Instagram.

Elsa Maijimbo is a Kenyan internet comedian from Nairobi. Elsa is a student of Journalism from Strathmore University, Nairobi. She started posting monologues in 2016, but had stopped in 2019. During the COVID-19 lockdown she began making her monologue videos again and they went viral especially on TikTok and Instagram Reels.

Her monologues usually feature her signature laugh as she crunches on potato chips, leaning back on her pillow and adjusting a pair of tiny 1990s sunglasses as a prop. With over 1.3 million Instagram followers and many partnership deals like Fenty and MAC, Elsa Maijimbo is proving that when it comes to fame, there are no boundaries. Maijimbo’s was nominated for the E! People’s Choice Awards in the African Social Star Category and won! She doesn’t just make jokes, Majimbo is also passionate about chess; she is a 15-time Chess champion. Everything Majimbo does while playing chess is intentional, calculating and thought out; it shows a different side of her.

Maijimbo recently put her journalistic skills to use as the host of her newly launched IGTV series “Bedtime With Elsa”. She is proving that success can be achieved despite the sexism, colorism, and limited resources she faces in her native Kenya. Maijambo is a very inspiring, hard working woman and is someone to look up to. She won’t stop. 

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