Esosa Omolola Ogbebor, a 20- year-old Nigerian-American soldier has captured the hearts of many by her exploits on her Instagram account @sosa_._ through dancing and other videos she creates and posts. But first and foremost, she’s a soldier in the US Army and one would ordinarily expect it to conflict with her sense of duty.
“The Army is a life of structure, discipline, loyalty, and self-development. It has matured me, I’ve been able to travel the world, and it has impacted my life tremendously. I am proud to serve. But dancing has always been part of my life. My mom once told me that when I was in her womb, my legs always popped out when music came on. Dance has impacted me in a way where I can express my emotions. It makes me feel free and joyful. It has allowed me to show my creative side and connect with people more. I consider myself a dance fashionista because I love to display my fashion side through dance. I consider my dance as growth in progress. I am currently collaborating with other talented dancers in the United States. I have also performed at different events,” she revealed in a recent interview
Apart from her military and dance life, Esosa Omolola Ogbebor has many other personalities. She’s also a fitness lover, student and a social crusader committed to the campaign of empowering and motivating others through her social media handles, particularly her Instagram account @sosa_._
“When I am not doing Army work, I am transformed into a fitness lover, student, and dance fashionista. My passion is dance and it is one of the things I love to do to keep fit. I also love to make creative videos on social media. My main goal on social media is to encourage people to chase their dreams and to never give up on anything they want to achieve in life. The military is part of my life and it has progressed my journey of who I’m developing to become. I use my platform to also encourage people that they can be anything they want in the military. Be all you can be! It’s about what you make of it. I work a lot of hours but I take advantage of the times I have off. God is my strength and I hope He can keep using be to be a light,” she added.
She believes social media has influenced her life in a positive way. According to her, It has given her a platform to share her talent to the world.
“God has given me the strength and grace to reach out to inspire others and to also be inspired by them. I have been able to share positivism through my platform,” she said.
Esosa Omolola Ogbebor also revealed that life as a Nigerian in the US Army has no complications. She said there are no prejudices against one’s roots in the US Army, adding she’s happy with the life she’s living.
“The Army is very diverse. I meet other Nigerians and other different cultures. I’m able to relate with a lot of people. The Army relates to everyone as one people. I don’t feel any different being a Nigerian in the Army,” she stated.
Esosa Omolola Ogbebor was born 20 years ago to Nigerian parents. Her mom is from Kwara State and her dad from Edo State. She was born in the United States (Washington DC). She moved to Nigeria at the age of four and returned to the U.S at seven.
She attended Oakland Terrace Elementary School (Silver Spring MD), Newport News Middle School (Silver Spring MD) , and graduated from Albert Einstein High School (Kensington MD). Upon graduation from High School in 2017, she joined the United States Army.
She is currently a student at the American Military University and taking prerequisites towards a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing.