10 Questions For: Esosa E

Unwrapping Cape Town with you.
Also engage with our other channels
to find something you don't want to miss.

10 Questions For: Esosa E

Meet entrepreneur, producer and actress Esosa Endosomwan, who has been named an ’Afro-Renaissance Woman’ by the Weekend Argus. Born in New York, Esosa’s multiple talents have led to her inclusion in Applause Africa’s ’30 Most Intriguing Africans in New York’. Amongst writing and directing short films, Esosa also created ‘Raw Girl in a Toxic World’, a holistic blog aimed at a healthy lifestyle.

1. How would you describe what you do for a living?
I’m a creative entrepreneur. I produce and act in films and television, write scripts and books about health, and design clothing.

2. What is your most vivid childhood memory? 
Watching the The Sound of Music. It was my favorite film as a kid.

3. If you could invite any three people, dead or alive, for dinner, who would they be and why?

James Baldwin – He is my favourite writer.

[Jean-Michel] Basquiat – He is my favourite visual artist of all time.

Thomas Sankara – He was one of my favourite African leaders.

I’d love to chat art, creativity, and revolution with them.

4. If you ever found yourself auditioning for a music reality TV show, what song would you sing and why? 
Anyone who knows me well knows that I seriously would never, ever, audition for a music reality show or any reality show for that matter -even though I can carry a tune. However, my go-to for karaoke is Lauryn Hill’s version of ’Killing Me Softly’.

5. How would you complete this sentence?  
The South African cabinet should include a Minister of __________Anti-Corruption.

6. What would you say is the biggest misconception about you? 
That I must be insanely busy all of the time and juggling many projects at once. There is a little overlap and yes sometimes things get hectic, but in order to get things done I have to hone in and focus on one project at a time until it’s complete.

7. What is your (honest) opinion of Cape Town? 
I love Cape Town; I think it’s one of the most beautiful cities I have ever lived in. It reminds me of Los Angeles in some ways, but it feels to me like a very small town. Everyone seems to be connected by one or two degrees of separation!

8. What's the greatest fear you've had to overcome to get where you are today? 
The fear of failing. I don’t believe I’ve really overcome it, I have just trained myself to act in spite of the fear.

9. What's the one thing you'd like to achieve before you die? 
Before I leave this world I will secure investment capital for and produce a slate of ten or more film projects that feature stories from the African diaspora; tell African stories we have never seen on the big screen. Africa’s storytelling tradition is so rich. There is so much great material, fictional and historical, that I think should be translated into films.

10. Which well-known South African personality would you, without a doubt, be able to beat in a street fight and why? 
I have no idea. For exercise, I take boxing training but I have never gotten into a physical fight. The one time someone tried to beat me up out of jealousy when I was in middle school, I ran away. I love peace, and I run fast; so whoever it was would lose because I’d be off faster than they could catch me!



10 Questions For Cape Town Artist and Author Leeorah Hurksy

10 Questions For Cape Town TV Presenter and Radio Personality Zoë Brown


Check out our events section for an up-to-date overview of happenings in Cape Town. Also, don’t forget to subscribe to our newsletter and if you have a smartphone, add to your home screen for quick access on the go!

Follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook, join our Google+ circle, connect with us on LinkedIn, check out our photos on Instagram and follow our Pinterest boards for updates on what’s happening in and around the Mother City!

Cape Town Events Calendar
February 2020
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29

Woolworths_ProductionA Haunting New Show With A Hilariously ...

Anything and everything will be made fun of in Juliet Jenkin’s new satire

mother_city_comedy_festivalPlanting Funny Bones And Growing Local ...

Come out to support comedians you know... and new ones you’ll love

Hussar_GrillCook Your Steak And Eat It, Too

Plus find out how to make wet-aged beef and the perfect sauce to go with it

toy_photography_exhibitionDiscover Why Toys Are Better At ...

See toys come to life at a toy photography exhibition

africamps_valentinesSPECIAL: Feel The Love This February At ...

Book this month to get bubbles and breakfast on the house

frogitt_vonkel6Live Music (and Lots Of Wine) Every ...

There are 30 exclusive wines available by the glass, plus a pool table

Polkadraai_and_popcorn_popcorn_and_wine1Polkadraai & Popcorn Wine Pairing Back ...

Check out the anti-serious wine pairing in the Western Cape with Polkadraai & Popcorn

OX boat rides 04Spot Whales, Dolphins, Penguins, Seals ...

Readers get a special discounted rate with Ocean Experiences

aroundaboutnew3Season Specials And More With ...

From R200 vouchers and free upgrades, drive away with more value adds

2 4 1 hqLive Music and The Finest Steaks In ...

HQ’s Live Music Mondays includes the #2FOR1Monday special: two salads, two steaks and ...

William_Kentridge_2A Monumental Exhibition At The Norval ...

The iconic South African artist’s largest exhibition in Africa in over a decade

sotano_bree_4Half-Price Sushi and Bubbly Every ...

Manga sushi served with Pongrácz bubbly

sotano_steakCheer Up: Here’s One Amazing Monday ...

A flame-grilled sirloin with a glass of wine over beautiful views

cape_quarter_01Catch These Weekly Deals at Cape Quarter

From R18 coffee to half-price burgers

onomo_2019_4There’s a New Dinner Special Every ...

From butter chicken curry to beef bobotie: Something fresh, Monday to Sunday

sea kayaking participantsPost-Work Monday Kayak to Revitalise ...

The chance to see marine wildlife and spectacular ocean and mountain views as the sun ...

asamisOverload On Asami’s Sushi And Noodles

Get sushi and noodle specials three days a week

the_shred_6Skate Half-Price and in Any Weather on ...

Rain or shine, a four-hour indoor skate session is just R25

WeatherGiveawaysTravel Tips