Sharon Ooja Egwurube is a popular Nigerian actress, model and television personality. The fast rising star came into limelight after starring in the web series “Skinny Girl in Transit”.
Early life and background of Sharon Ooja
Sharon Ooja was born on the 6th of April, 1991 in Kaduna State into a family of six. The Benue State indigene was bred in Jos, Plateau State. She describes herself as a “complete northern girl”. She attended Kings and Queens School, Jos, for her primary education. For her secondary education, she attended two all-girls boarding schools – Regina Pacis Secondary School, Garki II, Abuja, and St. Louis Girls’ College, Jos. After completing her secondary education, she proceeded to study mass communication at Houdegbe North American University in Cotonou, Benin Republic. Sharon had a fantastic childhood experience and was quite stubborn as a child.
Her Acting Career
The delectable actress got into the Nigerian movie industry by providence. Sharon went for a photo shoot for a store and NdaniTV was covering the behind-the-scenes activities of the shoot. She was invited for an interview the following week for a television show that didn’t eventually happen. Shortly after, she was called to play in a small role in the television series, Gidi Up. Then, she featured in Skinny Girl in Transit, where she played the character, Shalewa.
According to her, her parents are highly supportive of her career, most especially her mum who was in the entertainment industry. Her dad often watches her shows, records her TV interviews and calls to applaud her. The web series brought her to limelight. She defined her role in EbonyLife’s Oloture as her breakthrough character as she wasn’t stereotyped as an actor because since she featured in SGIT, people have been stereotyping her to be only one type of character when she have so much more to offer.
Besides SGIT, the young star 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.
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’s Net Worth
The budding actress ranks amongst the most influential actresses in Nigeria. With her acting career, she’s estimated to be worth more though her net worth hasn’t been calculated.
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