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Esosa E.


Esosa E. (Actress/ Playwright) is an award winning, globe-trotting producer, actress, writer, Health Expert, and Fashion Designer who was called an “Afro-Renaissance Woman” by the Weekend Argus, included in The Root's list of “10 African Artists & Entrepreneurs You Should Know,” named a “Young African Visionary” by Obaseema Magazine. Currently, she plays the role of Ngozi on the hit international TV and web series An African City, which has been featured on the BBC, NPR, CNN, EBONY, ELLE Magazine (France), Glamour Magazine (France), Madame Noire, Forbes Africa, and more. She is currently attached to produce and star in a number of different film and television projects with acclaimed filmmakers worldwide including Rise of the Orisha, a superhero movie inspired by African mythology. Theater Credits: NEW YORK: Off-Broadway: Public Theater: Word to the ActionNew York Shakespeare Festival, Jerry Orbach Theater: Vagina Monolgues, Florence Gould Hall: Plataños & Collard Greens. Off-Off Broadway: A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant & A Prayer. REGIONAL: George Washington University: Teenage Guide to Surviving Sexual Slavery. INTERNATIONAL: Alexander Bar Theater (Cape Town): The Woman Who Would Be King. FILM: Brooklyn Shakara, A Lover’s Call, Mother of George, Mysterious Prison, The Imperialists are Still Alive!, Unguarded (Nollywood), Mahogany Too, Emergency Needs et al. TRAINING: The Actors Center Conservatory (NY), Actor’s Workshop of Ithaca, Public Theater Shakespeare Lab, Labyrinth Theater Company Master Class, Susan Batson Studio, British American Drama Academy. Esosa is a graduate of Cornell University and Columbia University. For more information visit: or follow her journey on Instagram @officialesosae.

Watch Past Performances

Video 8/4/2017: Woman Who Would Be King

Woman Who Would Be King is a one-woman show written and performed by Esosa E. that chronicles the journey of Hatshepsut, the first female pharaoh of Egypt. In the play, Esosa embodies 11 characters from Hatshepsut’s world to bring to life her fascinating journey from her youth until the moment she takes the throne.

Esosa E.