If you are an avid Instagram or Twitter user you might have come across one Elsa Ojimbo; A 19 year-old Kenyan online sensation who has caught the internet by storm over the last few months. From Puerto Rican model Joan Smalls sharing her video to Kourtney Kardashian liking her Instagram posts and Casper Nyovest and other African celebrities commenting on her hilarious videos. The latest to endorse the now internet famous Elsa is Hollywood star Lupita Nyong’o.
In a post on her verified Twitter account the 12 Years A Slave actor admitted that Elsa has been making her laugh and urged her more than 1.5 million followers to go follow her.
The Strathmore University journalism student went viral when netizens from South Africa, Namibia and Zimbabwe discovered her content. Infact South Africans have given her a South African name, Mpho. So much is the love from down South that she has been promised South African citizenship once Corona is over. She has also recently gotten endorsement from cosmetics manufacturers MAC Africa with whom she is working on a project.
A section of Kenyans have however not received the girl warmly with claims that she lacks originality for sounding like NRG Radio presenter Ronoh. Her die-hard fans however have come out to defend her by stating that she started her craft way longer than Ronoh.