Kenyan internet comedian Elsa Majimbo’s star continues to rise a year after she shot to stardom.
The 19-year-old has signed a deal with Italian luxury fashion house, Valentino for a special project.
Valentino, which was founded in 1960 by Valentino Garavani, announced on social media that it will be collaborating with Majimbo in an upcoming project.
“It is Elsa’s world, we are just living in it. Valentino is proud to announce a special project with writer, actor, and comedian Elsa Majimbo, culminating in a soon-to-be-released collaboration. Stay tuned to find out more. ElsaxValentino,” the fashion house wrote.
Commenting about the deal on Twitter, Majimbo said: “On Tuesday I was wearing Valentino on the cover of Teen Vogue. On Friday I announced I am working with Valentino. That is how we do baby.”
Majimbo graced the cover of the latest issue of Teen Vogue magazine of Young Hollywood Class of 2021 alongside American actress Charli D’Amelio, comedian Ziwe Fumudoh, American dancer Michael Le and rapper Lil Yatchy.
The teenager rose to fame last year after her comical videos went viral on social media following a nationwide lockdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
She has since been featured by international media platforms such as The Guardian, New York Times, CNN, BBC, Forbes, among others.
In November 2020, she won the prestigious E! People’s Choice Awards in the African Social Star category. She also become a Fenty beauty ambassador, partnered with MAC, appeared on Comedy Central, and has been nominated for a Nickelodeon Kids Choice Award.