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Kenyan comedian Elsa Majimbo features on Forbes top 30 under 30

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By Judith Gicobi

Elsa Majimbo, a Kenyan comedian, has been named in Forbes Africa Magazine’s Top 30 Under 30 list in yet another fete.

According to Forbes Africa, the class of 2022 has demonstrated that being on Africa’s most awaited list was not about money or power, but rather about assuring that they represented the continent.

“Who are this year’s visionaries of change and catalysts of innovation? Collectively, they prove that being on the most-anticipated list on the continent has nothing to do with clout or commerce, but rather, for these young trailblazers, it is about ensuring that they represent not only their countries but the Africa they want to serve,” Forbes wrote on Instagram.

Majimbo states in the magazine that she always knew she’d be an icon and that some things can only be learned by oneself.

“So many people will discourage you and that’s fine, so many people think they know better and that’s fine, but whatever they know they have been told by someone else and there are some things you can only teach yourself and at the end of the day every single person you know will be out of your life. You need to do what’s best for you always,” she stated.

Majimbo’s achievement comes months after Steve Harvey, an American television and radio host, actor, author, and businessman, pledged to adopt her. Majimbo will be treated like his own niece, with the former stand-up comedian promising to guide her and offer whatever she needs in life.

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“I’m going to adopt you as my niece. I’m going to give you my phone number, and I don’t care what you need. If you need anything, a place to go, help, some advice or you wanna talk to somebody you call me,” Steve Harvey told Elsa.

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