International actress and Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o has lit up the internet after she endorsed a local comedian by the name Elsa Majimbo.
The young Kenyan has been making funny comedy videos on social media and in turn, has amassed a huge following of over 80,000 fans.
Despite being praised by the likes of South African rapper Casper Nyovest, the comedian has had a tough time trying to gain praise from Kenyans.
A few hours ago, Lupita Nyong’o literally came to her rescue by publicly proclaiming on Twitter that Elsa’s comedy has been cracking her ribs.
— Lupita Nyong'o (@Lupita_Nyongo) May 13, 2020
Since the endorsement, twitter has blown up with many people including Diana Marua congratulating the young comedian. Truly tables do turn.
Wow Lupita did an amazing thing. It costs nothing to uplift someone. Elsa on the other hand is an example of how tables may turn just tomorrow. People who never bothered her when she was broke will now notice how she never checks on them. Wivuu tu. Go girl bring awards home! pic.twitter.com/gkhssZ5Dbt
— Diana Marua😍 (@dianamarua_) May 14, 2020
LUPITA COMEDY BYLAWS AMENDMENTS
(1) All sovereign comedy power belongs to Ronoh 2.0 and all shall Laugh only in accordance to her content presented to the Multitudes
— Nebs (@ItsKubasu) May 14, 2020
They called Elsa a Ronoh wannabe but Time is always the Hero. It will always speak for you. Elsa has been doing great in SA and Lupita endorses her work. Keep winning @ElsaAngel19. 🤗 https://t.co/2IhSQmcBrl
— BRAVIN YURI (@BravinYuri) May 14, 2020
When I say I could CRY for @ElsaAngel19
Crusty mean ass mfs tried to discourage her on here but she ignored it..
SA embraced her..
& now the world..
Lesson to us all..
Don't ever believe a hating KOT.. sb out there loves you..
For her it's Lupita, Joan Smalls etc
Congrats boo! https://t.co/TFJ1epvpnI
— Everything Is The Same (@polyplantainous) May 14, 2020
I think Kenyans are the hardest to please.
See how Elsa is making South Africans laugh(Casper Nyovest) even Mexicans like Lupita.
— SHARON (@Tsharz) May 13, 2020
Elsa Majimbo with all the wins! Guys here love to say women aren't funny but have you ever made Lupita Nyong'o laugh? I THOUGHT SO.
— 🌸Betty🌍 (@DoItBetty) May 13, 2020
Cassper has endorsed Elsa's comedy!!!
Lupita has endorsed Elsa's comedy!!!
The girl is going and will go places aaaand we are happy to see it.
— Amoksss (@mc_amoke) May 13, 2020
She used to make these funny videos on IG, then she came to Twitter and South Africans loved her style and she blew up on Twitter, now she's gone international making her money, then yesterday Lupita said she loves her videos….but here in Kenya she's still getting a lot of hate
— joram bosire🇰🇪🇰🇪 (@joram_arita) May 14, 2020
@ElsaAngel19 landing a MAC deal, not being endorsed by Twitter A then being endorsed by Lupita and Casper has to be the biggest in your face in KOT history. This tweet didn't age well
*sips white cap https://t.co/9Ss1grkxnK
— Dann (@mwangi_dann) May 14, 2020
Some people, however, were less than pleased at the attention Elsa has been getting since the endorsement. They have also come out to express the displeasure.
Anyway. Kwani Lupita is the SI unit of humor? Plain truth is, I don’t have to vibe with your stuff. And criticism is allowed. It was done to Rono, to Mulamwa, I don’t get why Elsa is different. Btw you’ll never hear people hating on George Kimani and Seth, ask yourself why.
— Black King👑🐲 (@kingNyamu) May 14, 2020
I don't get why some people think that Lupita gets to decide what's funny
— Django (@brian__yatich) May 14, 2020
Just because Lupita and Casper endorsed her, now y’all expect her jokes to be funny to those who didn’t find her funny?. Can’t we all be democratic if she’s funny to you fine, to me she isn’t.
— Tuareg (@RASHADz_) May 14, 2020