Sharon Ooja Egwurube often times addressed as Sharon Ooja. She is a renowned Nigerian actress who became very prominent after she executed the role of “Shalewa” in the web series tilted “Skinny Girl in Transit”. She is a well- known Nigerian actress, model and also tv personality.
Sharon Ooja Biography
Sharon Ooja is a native of Benue state and was born in Kaduna State into a family of six. The Benue State indigene spent his childhood days in The capital of Plateau State, Jos. She as describes herself as a “full time northern girl”. she had her primary education at Kings and Queens School, Jos. She went to two all-girls boarding schools – Regina Pacis Secondary School, Garki II, Abuja, and St. Louis Girls’ College, Jos. After completing her secondary education, she later went to study mass communication at the Houdegbe North American University in Cotonou, Benin Republic. When growing up she had a wonderful childhood experience and though she often talked of how stubborn she was a child.
The Nollywood star got into the Nigerian film industry by careful guardianship. Sharon also had a photo shoot for a store and NdaniTV that covered the” behind-the-scenes” activities of the shoot. She was later asked to come for an interview the subsequent week for a tv show which unfortunately didn’t happen. After a short period, Sharon was called to play in a small role in the tv series, Gidi Up. Then, she starred in Skinny Girl in Transit, where she played the character, Shalewa flawlessly.
She once said that, her parents are highly an advocate for her career, most especially her mum who was also in the Nigeria entertainment industry. Her dad watches her shows often, records her interviews on the television and also calls to compliment her. The web series brought her to the spotlight. She defined her role in EbonyLife’s Oloture as her major uplift character as she was not stereotyped as an actor because since she starred in SGIT, fans have been stereotyping her to be only one type of character when she have so much more to offer.
Besides SGIT, the young star also has featured in a number of movies. She played Amaka in King of Boys and a school teacher in Omoni Oboli’s Mums at War. She also featured in Lara and the Beat, From Lagos with Love, Jenifa’s Diary and Flatmates. She cited Gabrielle Union, Keira Knightley, Shaffy Bello, Funke Kuti, Ngozi Nwosu, Mo Abudu, Funke Akindele as key influences.
Aside being an actress, the on-screen diva is also a model and red carpet host. She hosted the 2017 GTBank Fashion Weekend Red Carpet Show alongside Timini Egbuson. The hair enthusiast hopes to launch her hair business soon. Plans are underway to start her fashion line. She’s also passionate about the girl child and would like to start a skill acquisition programme, such as a short summer camp for young girls.
Sharon Ooja’s Relationship
The screen goddess is still single. There isn’t much information about her personal life. There’s been speculations that she and Timini Egbuson are an item. They both have since come out to debunk the rumours.
Sharon Ooja Awards and Nominations
Best New Actress of the Year (English) at the City People Movie Award, Most Featured Actress In Cinema Movies at the City People Movie Award, The Future Awards Africa Prize for Acting.
Sharon Ooja Social Media Platform
The Nollywood star Sharon Ooja can be followed via her Instagram page or via her Twitter handle.
List of Sharon Ooja Movies
The Nollywood star have starred in several Nollywood movies which has also seen her featured with top celebrities. Below are some of her movies;
- King of Boys (2018)
- Skinny Girl in Transit (2016-)
- Lara and the Beat
- Coming from Insanity
- Moms at War
- From Lagos with Love (2018)
- The Men’s Club
- Bling Lagosians (2019)
- Who’s The Boss
Sharon Ooja Age, Birthday & Year
Actress Sharon Ooja was born on the 6th of April, 1991. The Nollywood star is currently 30 years old. She celebrated widely with family, friends colleagues and fans nationwide.
Actress Sharon Ooja Net Worth (2023) – $ 100,000
The Nigerian actress is one of the most influential in Nigeria with an estimated Net-worth of about $ 100,000 US dollars and with a number of exceptional eye catching movies that have received enormous sales.
Actress Sharon Ooja is one of the few Nigerian actresses that have left her foot print already in the Nigerian film industry, considering how influential she has been in recent years. Having said all of these, Actress Sharon Ooja’s personal life, career and so many other achievements in the past has made her so famous that he his widely known both in Nigeria and Africa.
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