Breakout Kenyan comedienne Elsa Majimbo has won the Forbes Women African Entertainer Award.
Forbes Woman Africa (FWA) unveiled a list of eight influential women in Africa during the award show that took place during a two-day summit that coincided with International Women’s Day.
“Thank you so much @ForbesWomen for this award. I am over the moon,” Majimbo tweeted.
Kenyan short distance runner and world 5,000m champion Hellen Obiri bagged the Forbes Woman Africa Sports Award while former Liberian president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf received a “Lifetime Achievement Award.”
"It has been a tough year for me and everyone around the world but hopefully there is a light at the end of the tunnel,” Obiri told FWA.
Other winners include Nigerian economist Ada Osakwe, who won the "Business Woman of the Year" award; Nigerian-American Temie Giwa Tubosun received the "Technology and Innovation" award while South African entrepreneur Rabia Ghoor scooped the "Young Achievers" award.
The virtual summit featured key guest speakers among them Miss Universe 2019 Zozibini Tunzi and Actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw.
Winners were recognized for advocating positive change to economic and social transformation globally.