The 2020 E! People’s choice 46th annual awards graced our screens here in Mzansi on November 15th, channel 124 on DSTV. The anticipated award show announced its nominees in September 2020, leaving the general public with over one month to vote in their favourite entertainer in popular culture. The show was hosted by the lovely Demi Lovato and broadcasted live from Santa Monica, California.
Some stars from our continent are Dimma Umeh all the way from Nigeria, actress Lydia Forson from Ghana and of course the Kenyan internet sensation Elsa Majimbo who kept the world in stitches amidst the global pandemic with her witty jokes. Elsa Majimbo who has bagged the African Social Star award, received the news at the comfort of her home in Nairobi via an online video which was shared on Instagram by E! at which she clearly could not hold her delight, showing her usual bright smile and famous quirky laugh just with less shade this time (literally).
The star recently featured on Vogue magazine issue where she dived deeper explaining matters of colourism- how they affected her whilst growing up and; how the shaded glasses she always rocks in the videos landed her a gift of Rihanna’s newest Fenty collection glasses as a token of appreciation. A big congratulations to Elsa Majimbo. Indeed hard-work and passion combined can take you where your wildest dreams couldn’t.
It came as no surprise that our gorgeous reigning Miss Universe Zozi Tunzi amongst the effervescent Sho Madjozi, the multi-talented Thuso Mbedu, model & media star, Karl Kugelmann and TikTok star Wian van den Berg were the top selected in Mzansi- nominated for the African Social Stars. Although neither of them brought the award home, we send a huge congratulations to them for being recognised on such a significant world platform.
Give us your thoughts on who would you have liked to see win and do you think this is a deserved win for the Kenyan star?