US-based Kenyan comedian Elsa Majimbo says she will not even attempt to beat the allegations that money changed her.
In a clip, Elsa hilariously trolled her perpetual critics finding fault with her 'new self' saying the 'old Elsa' no longer exists thanks to her finances. According to her, financial constraints prevented her from unleashing her real self.
Majimbo argues that her accumulated wealth is now a core part of her public image and netizens should keep up.
"I have seen a lot of comments saying how money has changed me so much. Of course, it has!... are you joking? I was never humble, I was a victim of circumstances. Do you know the difference?" she quipped amid sarcastic laughter.
"What happened to the old Elsa… she got her money up. My net worth went to the roof. My style changed. I'm rich now, even the laughter is rich." Elsa Majimbo said.
Elsa Majimbo's net worth is covert however her brand partnerships earn her millions of dollars annually.
Her perfect clapback comes months after she revealed her philanthropic side as she emptied her bank accounts for a noble cause.
The 22-year-old said she instructed her managed, about two years ago, to drain her bank accounts and give the money to the people who needed it more since she couldn't justify earning $500,000/Ksh69 million when other people were struggling to make ends meet.
"About a year ago, I would say a little over a year ago, I asked my manager and my business manager to drain all the money in my bank account and give it to people who needed it more than I did. My reasoning was as a 20-year-old I couldn't justify earning half a million dollars (it's on Forbes this is public information) I couldn't justify that, I just didn't need that kind of money to support my lifestyle," Majimbo said.
"And don't get me wrong, I do not deprive myself of luxuries. I fly first class, I like a nice Gucci bag, I love all that but still, there is more left. And if I have been- so blessed why not bless other people? And you know when I came to this decision they were telling me you've earned it, you are so talented, you are so deserving' but other people are talented too why aren't they in my position? Other people are deserving too to be in the position I am today," she added.
Elsa Majimbo shot to fame while she was still a journalism student at Strathmore University in Nairobi, Kenya.
Majimbo became way more famous outside the borders of Kenya than locally as her comedy skits thrilled international audiences in 2020 during the dawn of the COVID-19 pandemic.