One-on-one with Elsa Majimbo

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Comedian Elsa Majimbo
Comedian Elsa Majimbo

We fell in love with the Nairobi video star through her viral internet videos that took the comedy scene by storm. The journalism student, famous for her quote, “it’s not by mistake… it’s not” is not shaken by a lot of things, and she does her own thing. Here is what we learnt about her.  

I wanted to get into advertising and marketing, and we don’t have any degrees for that in Kenya, but only diplomas; I had to do journalism as a bridge so that I can move to advertising later on.

There’s just a thing about enticing people to do something that speaks to me. It’s a very creative space, and you have to be very intelligent and strategic to make it in this industry, and I like a mental challenge. It’s something that tests your intelligence – much like a puzzle – and I like that.

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