IT’s Elsa Majimbo’s world and we’re all just living in it.
The online sensation has been revealed as the digital cover star for Native’s June issue, in a feature that sees the “coolest 19-year-old on the planet” in eccentric braiding styles and colourblock-styled outfits.
Titled “Into Elsa’s Multiverse”, Native magazine chats to Majimbo on her massive rise online, her conversations with the likes of Olympian Usain Bolt, Rihanna and Naomi Campbell; and how she has been using her newfound fame to carve a space for young, rising African women like herself.
Captured by South African photographer Cedric Nzaka, Majimbo stuns for the camera wearing crocheted dresses and two piece outfits items by Bottega Venetta, Thebe Magugu and Daily Paper.
The comedian has not slowed down much since her ascendance to fame. She has been seen on Instagram travelling around to South Africa, England and the United States – all while dealing with the covid pandemic and with no plans to slow down.
“I just dived right in because I had lived the same life over and over again for years. I had nothing to do so I just went for it and I didn’t care about the consequences or what would happen,” Majimbo told Native.
Away from magazine photoshoots, Majimbo still produces her extremely popular 30-second skits in her crooked sunglasses on Instagram, and is now hosting a set of talks called ‘Bedtime Stories with Elsa’.
The IGTV series has featured the likes of British actor Daniel Kaluuya, and Nigerian-American actress Yvonne Orji.