Sessegnon has not pulled off the â€˜Sesse Bunny Hopâ€™ in Sunderland colours yet but since joining the club in January he has been delighting supporters and mesmerising Premier League defenders with the rest of his repertoire.
"Iâ€™d done that particular trick when I was younger in Africa because I had seen Cuauhtemoc Blanco do it for Mexico in the 1998 World Cup," he told the Daily Mail. "I didnâ€™t really realise what I was doing.
"They (tricks) are part of my qualities as a player and it is always nice to give the supporters a spectacle. Itâ€™s not everything but itâ€™s exciting.
"Size isnâ€™t everything so I have adapted my qualities. Only talent and hard work matter.
"When I was growing up we played barefoot most of the time in the street near my home and a lot of the time we didnâ€™t even have a ball so we would use a tin can which would hurt our feet. But that was where I learned to play.
"I learned more from street football than I did in the football schools. That was all I wanted to do. Even when I was at school I played football more than I studied, but I just knew I was going to be a footballer."