It's hard to believe that Kendra Oyesanya had no training growing up as a dancer. The energy she brings to her dancing is insane and each time she delivers like a professional who's been in the game for years. She goes to prove that some people learn their talent while some people are born with it and are destined for ultimate success.
Her journey as a dancer began when she entered in Pepsi's 'Dance for a Chance' Contest for Beyonce in 2013. She won and flew to New York to film a super fan video with Beyonce's choreographer, Chris Grant. And, even had the chance to meet the Queen B herself! Grant pushed Oyesanya's hobby of dancing into a career when he told her that she should move out to L.A.
Oyesanya has worked alongside artists such as Diddy, Lil Kim, French Montana and Tinashe.
She auditioned last year for the YouTube Red series, Step Up: High Water, and landed her first acting role playing Poppy Martinez. The creator and executive producer of the series, Holly Sorensen, made it known that she believed Oyesanya would blow up and be a fan favorite and her affirmations are holding true to their word.
Oyesanya is known for her dancing videos on social media, but her most recent video of her and her friends take of The Black Panther Challenge has hit millions of views and gotten the attention of celebrities and blog sites like The Shaderoom. The video has been shared so many times that it has now even gotten on Good Morning America!
2018 has just begun and it's already looking to be a promising year for Oyesanya. Her story speaks to the important message of wholeheartedly believing in yourself, letting your hard work speak on its own and having your work take you places you thought you could only dream of. I believe the world will be seeing a lot of more of the crazy talented dancer. My Nigerian sister is going to be booked all 2018!