Esosa E.

Esosa E.

AfroVision Productions
Actor, Filmmaker, Playwright, Screenwriter and Theatrical Producer

Washington, D. C.

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About Esosa

Esosa E. is an award winning Producer, Writer, Actress, Health Expert, and Fashion Designer who was recently named an "Afro-Renaissance Woman" by the Weekend Argus, and featured in The Root's List of "10 African Artists and Entrepreneurs You Should Know." Currently she serves as Associate Producer and plays the role of Ngozi on the global hit TV and web series An African City which has been featured by the Hollywood Reporter, New York Times, BBC, NPR, CNN, Elle, Essence, Glamour, and many more news outlets worldwide. She is currently producing and attached to star in a number of different film and television projects with acclaimed filmmakers worldwide including Rise of the Orisha, a superhero movie franchise inspired by African mythology. In March 2017, her one woman play about the first female Pharaoh of Egypt, The Woman Who Would Be King, will debut at the Smithsonian Museum of African Art. She is currently looking for corporate sponsors, donors, business sponsors for that project.

Credits

  • Mahogany Too

    Mahogany Too (2017)
    Film (Short) Actress Inspired by Nollywood's distinct re-imagining in the form of sequels, Mahogany Too, interprets the 1975 cult classic, Mahogany, a fashion-infused romantic drama. Starring Nigerian actress Esosa E., Mahogany Too, examines and revives Diana Ross' iconic portrayal of Tracy Chambers, a determined and energetic African-American woman enduring racial disparities while pursuing her dreams. Mahogany Too uses analog film to achieve its vintage tones which emphasizes the essence of the character, recreating Tracy's qualities through fashion, modeling, and styling. Written by Obibini Pictures, LLC

  • Yemoja: Rise of the Orisha

    Yemoja: Rise of the Orisha (2016)
    Television (Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi and Thriller) Associate Producer Amina, a young doctor, has her life thrown into turmoil when a politician's son dies under her supervision. Things get more complicated when she is possessed by the water goddess Yemoja. Now troubled by mystical visions, Amina must find a way to clear her name and save her name before it is too late. Written by Nosa Igbinedion

  • Sounds Like Us

    Sounds Like Us (2014)
    Film (Short and Romance) Actress On one special night, a young couple realizes that the song playing in their apartment captures the essence of their relationship even though one of them is deaf.

  • Unguarded

    Unguarded (2014)
    Film (Drama) Actress After a heart breaking disappointment, Elvin decided that life is no longer worth the salt. He goes on a worldwide rampage, seeking revenge on every and any woman that falls victim to his sweet tongue. Nemesis however has a way of catching up with people as the hunter has become the hunted. Would karma always catch up with us? Written by Chisom Oz-Lee

  • An African City

    An African City (2011 - 2014)
    Television (Comedy and Romance) Associate Producer/ Actress An African City is a Ghanian television and web series created by Nicole Amarteifio. Through the narration of the lead character, Nana Yaa, (Maame Yaa Boafo), we watch the lives of five beautiful, upperclass, educated African women as they deal with their lives as single women in Accra, Ghana. The series often portrays frank discussions about romance, sexuality and Africanism. The five women have all been raised abroad and have returned to Africa to continue high-powered careers, look for love and have sex. Written by Toyin Fadope

  • Mysterious Prison

    Mysterious Prison (2013)
    Film (Drama) Actress A mosaic of loosely connected stories that chronicle the lives of homeless people in Washington D.C.

  • #Vengeance Is Mine

    #Vengeance Is Mine (2013)
    Film (Drama and Short) Producer/ Actress When a young woman's roommate throws a party for a famous African musician, he arrives and she realizes he is the man who raped her years prior.

  • Mother of George

    Mother of George (2013)
    Film (Drama) Actress Adenike and Ayodele, a Nigerian couple living in Brooklyn, are having trouble conceiving a child - a problem that defies cultural expectations and leads Adenike to make a shocking decision that could either save or destroy her family.

  • A Lover's Call

    A Lover's Call (2012)
    Film (Short and Romance) Actress Add a Plot »

  • March On, Vote It Forward

    March On, Vote It Forward (2012)
    Film (Documentary and Short) Director Add a Plot »

  • Brooklyn Shakara

    Brooklyn Shakara (2011)
    Television (Comedy) Actress Emeka Nwandu (played by HBO The Wire's Gbenga Akinnagbe ) thinks he has his "American Dream" all figured out. He is in line for a promotion and his girlfriend, Jumoke, has agreed to marry him. Everything is going perfect until Jumoke's father refuses to let her marry outside their tribe and Emeka's boss puts a zany condition on the new promotion. A condition that will jeopardize the whole wedding if it does ever happen. As if these pressures weren't enough, Emeka also has a big secret he's been keeping from his bride to be. Written by Anonymous

  • 50 Bucks in Argentina

    50 Bucks in Argentina (2011)
    Film (Short and Romance) Actress Add a Plot »

  • Mirror Mirror

    Mirror Mirror (2010)
    Film (Short and Romance) Actress This silent film is an exercise in visual storytelling. Shot on 16 mm. B&W film, Mirror Mirror is a chance meeting between two people that are picture-perfect. Their potential for a match made in heaven is undeniable despite the fact that they have never met...happily ever after? Written by Tamika R. Guishard

  • The Imperialists Are Still Alive!

    The Imperialists Are Still Alive! (2010)
    Film (Drama) Actress Asya is a conceptual artist living in Manhattan, active in ex-patriot Middle Eastern politics and fearful of arrest for pro-Palestinian sympathies. Israel is shelling Beirut, her brother is there seeking escape. She meets Javier, from Mexico. They go to nightclubs, embrace in hallways, and begin a relationship. One of Asya's friends, who is to be married, believes her fiancé has been kidnapped - a rendition. Others are careful what they say in public. Aysa's mother organizes pro-Arab activities. A cab driver tells Asya to drop Javier and be with him. She receives word from Beirut. Can a person pursue art and a relationship while the imperialists are still alive? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

  • Fair Game?

    Fair Game? (2010)
    Film (Documentary) Camera and Electrical Department In the age of Barack Obama, prominent Black males from diverse fields debate the notion of a "level playing field" by weighing in on the complexities of critical issues such as education, employment, criminal justice, fatherhood and mental health that negatively impact the Black male population. Written by Anonymous

  • In 'The Waiting Room'

    In 'The Waiting Room' (2009)
    Film (Short) Actress In 'The Waiting Room' is a short fictional documentary about a failed actor whose mysterious past tragically still haunts him. Recounting his life to a documentarian, Jefferson Davis explains how the sordid and sad trajectory of his life came to be. In 'The Waiting Room' paints a shocking portrait of a dream-deferred and the scandalous secret behind it. Written by Howard Phillip

  • Telethon

    Telethon (2009)
    Film (Short) Actress Telethon is about two talented acts waiting to perform in Sammy Davis Jr.'s ill-fated 1973 telethon for highway safety. Actress Esosa Edosomwan portrays singer/dancer/performer Lola Falana as she prepares for her appearance and takes her bow. Repetition, practice, routines, timing, patience, applause and keeping the balls in the air. Both backstage and on stage, where "the minutes seem like hours". Written by Kevin Jerome Everson and Madeleine Molyneaux

  • All the World's a Stage

    All the World's a Stage (2008)
    Film (Drama) Actress Add a Plot »

  • Simple As Blk & White

    Simple As Blk & White (2008)
    Film (Short and Drama) Actress Things get complicated for Violet, a young black woman, when she falls in love with Holden, a young white man.

  • Emergency Needs

    Emergency Needs (2007)
    Film (Short) Actress Emergency Needs is an experimental work, considering the July 1968 Hough Riots and the Glenville Shootout in Cleveland, Ohio and the response to the crisis, as observed in color footage from a local press conference, by Mayor Carl B. Stokes. Stokes, the first Black mayor of a major American city, maintains calm and measured composure; his demeanor and words help diffuse an already incendiary situation. Actress Esosa Edosomwan, dressed in suit and tie, delivers Stokes' statements. The footage of Stokes and filmed performance of Edosomwan is rendered in split screen and combined with footage/reportage from the streets. The film was a commission of IFFR's Meet the Maestro homage to the films of Gus Van Sant and was a featured work in the 2008 Whitney Biennial in New York City. Written by Madeleine Molyneaux, producer

  • Lark & Cher

    Lark & Cher (2006)
    Film (Short and Drama) Actress Lark & Cher confronts inter-related issues of sexuality and religion when secret lovers risk an intimate moment with dire consequences! Lark is trapped between her family's religious beliefs and her romantic relationship with Cher. When fate forces Lark's hand, will she make a choice, or will someone choose for her? Lark & Cher features compelling performances, high drama and a shocking conclusion! Written by Anonymous

Education

  • Columbia University
    (2005-2009)

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