It’s pretty impressive to hear Esosa Edosomwan make this statement. “In my opinion it is an exciting time to be a female, and a Nigerian-American in entertainment. I never see who I am as a limitation. I believe I can create the career I want, and I think being a woman and Nigerian-American are great assets.” Remarkably these words come from a young lady who initially never intended a career in acting. She says “when I was young I dreamed of being a fashion designer and that is what I studied in college. Fashion is still a huge part of who I am and informs me of all of my work as an artist.”
As an actress, model and health conscious vegan, Edosomwan has played roles in indie films and often times lend her face to campaign ads whilst giving away health tips.
But her most recent spotlight came when her short film “50 Bucks in Argentina” won Best Short at the Nigerian Entertainment International Film Festival and went on to show at the 2011 Cannes Short Film Corner.
With all this latest buzz; Edosomwan still remains passionate for the arts saying “I’ve learned to fuel my passion for the arts by allowing myself the grace of being a beginner and to have fun. It’s dangerous to feel you have arrived or have mastered completely any craft; I strive to always continuously get better and to learn from the best.”
Up next she will “act and co-direct” in her first written feature film “One Night in Brooklyn”, which she says is “about a group of Brooklyn Bohemians all from the African Diaspora, who declare it NuAfrikan Independence Day and throw a house party. Those aside, look to see this actress starring alongside Uche Jumbo, Ramsey Nouah, Desmond Elliot, and Ebbe Bassey in upcoming flick “Beyond Pleasure”.
Needless to say Edosomwan affirms that “Nollywood is growing, and the African film industry as a whole is growing.” She adds “There are so many Nigerian artists in the Diaspora making an impact, and I want to be among the forerunners of that movement.”
As for where her career takes her, she positively affirms “I want to be a working international force in Fashion, Entertainment, and Health. I will be acting in film and television all over the globe, while still producing films through my production company, and I will be inspiring people to live healthier lives.”
As optimistic as she remains it’s obvious to see that there’s more to come for this budding actress who says “The biggest life lesson I think I have learned thus far in life is when making decisions to not listen to my head or logic. Logic tries to talk you out of your dreams and keep you safe. “
Though at one point she never sight to take this path, Edosomwan is now certain that her true calling is where she is at right now and wants us to know that “To get to where you want to be, you have to take bold risks. I’ve learned to listen to my heart and take a leap of faith; for that to me is God’s true voice.”
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