Sharon Ooja Biography: Age, Husband, Family, Movies, Net Worth, and Career 2024

Sharon Ooja is a Nigerian actress and model. She came into the limelight after she played the role of “Shalewa” in the web series Skinny Girl in Transit. Besides acting, she’s also into modeling and event hosting. The on-screen diva has modeled for brands and hosted red carpet shows. She co-hosted the 2017 GTBank Fashion Weekend Red Carpet Show alongside Timini Egbuson .

Sharon Ooja Egwurube Biography

Real Name Sharon Ooja Egwurube

Date of Birth April 6, 1991

Age 33 years old

Place of Birth Kaduna

Marital Status Engaged

Country Nigeria

Profession Actress

Horoscope Aries

Net Worth $2 million

Early Life

Sharon Ooja Egwurube (born April 6, 1991), in Kaduna, is a Nigerian actress and model. She came into the limelight after she played the role of “Shalewa” in the web series Skinny Girl in Transit.

Sharon is from the Idoma tribe of Benue state. She was born in Kaduna State and bred in Plateau State. She has three sisters.


She attended Kings and Queens School, Jos, for her primary education. For her secondary education, she attended two all-girls schools – Regina Pacis Secondary School, Garki II, Abuja, and St. Louis Girls’ College, Jos. Both were boarding schools.

Sharon is a graduate of mass communication from Houdegbe North American University Benin.


The actress had an exciting childhood as she and her siblings had cordial relationships with one another. She was pretty stubborn as a child; hence, she got lots of beatings from her mum. The fast-rising star identifies as a “complete northern girl,” but has been able to blend with various parts of the country, hence her ability to take diverse roles as an actress.

Growing up, the Nollywood actress wanted to be a doctor, but fate had better things in store for her. Her parents have been instrumental in her career goals.

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The beautiful actor once mentioned in an interview that her mum is in the entertainment industry. She stated that her dad is her cheerleader, who often records her TV interviews and calls her to commend her good work. He made watching her shows a ritual and usually told his friends about them.

With support from her parents, she’s been able to thrive in the movie industry. Sharon’s mum advises and offers her acting tips. She gushes a lot about her family, stating she has enough love to give since she’s surrounded by love from her mum and siblings. It’s pretty glaring that the Oojas family is a close-knit one. Not much is known about her dad’s or siblings’ profession. No one can tell their names, source of livelihood, and how famous they are.

She started her acting career when she moved to Lagos in 2013. In an interview with a Nigerian Tabloid, Punch newspaper, she revealed how she got into acting.

According to Sharon, it all began when she was at a photo session for a store, and NdaniTV was covering the behind-the-scenes activities of the shoot. The next week, she was invited for an interview for a television show that did not happen. Shortly afterward, she was called to play a small role in the television series Gidi Up. Sharon was also featured in Skinny Girl in Transit, where she played the character Shalewa.

She was listed as a top female celebrity of 2020[6] and a Nollywood actress to look forward to in 2021. Sharon Ooja was among many others selected by Netflix to represent Nigeria in the “The Bridgerton Affair” program in South Africa. She fell ill during the remake of the movie Glamour Girls.

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She has no awards yet. Nonetheless, Sharon has been nominated for several awards in her acting career. With six best actress nominations in 2019 alone, Sharon Ooja is on a roll and will soon be earning accolades for her excellent acting performance.

Personal Life

The renowned actress doubles as a humanitarian. She’s quite passionate about the uneducated girl child. She strives to make a change by advocating for the education of the girl child and enlightening the public on the importance of girls having skill sets so they can contribute immensely to society.

Relationship with Timini Egbuson

Due to the chemistry between her and fellow actor Timini Egbuson in SGIT, many presume they’re an item. Both of them have come out to debunk the rumors.

While still single, the sultry actress has described who her type of man is; Sharon mentioned that intelligence is a turn-on for her, and she’s attracted to intelligent guys. She stated that she was pretty disappointed with the guys that approached her. Many misconstrue her to be materialistic.

Sharon Ooja announces her engagement

On March 23, 2024, Skinny Girl in Transit actress, Sharon Ooja took her her social media page about an hour ago to announce that she had been hitched by an Igbo man.

According to her:

A few months ago I said yes to my odogwu silencer as I call him as he came and silenced the noise, my Igbo king 😍civil ceremony done and dusted ink dried yes I’m fully a mrs as I type this 😍🙈… he brought the calm…I’ll say yes a thousand times to your kindness and good heart… yes a thousand times to the discipline and structure you bring…

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Yes a thousand times to your absolute love and protection you are my best friend bro bro 🤣🤣our inside joke !! … dear husband This is fully the hand of God !!I prayed for this and God gave me fully ❤️Thank you Jesus for this gift of love the testimony is complete You did it Jesus take Your glory …❤️ counting down to our church blessing and traditional wedding ❤️❤️ proudly a mrs😍🙈

Amazing video by @davin.phelpsfilms #crazyaboutUS24 #loveunitesUS24

Imposter Syndrome

The multi-talented artist who once battled imposter syndrome doubted her abilities as an actress even when people praised her for how well she acted. She shared how getting lead roles in Oloture and Who’s the Boss enabled her to overcome imposter syndrome.

Social Media

Follow Sharon Ooja on all her social media platforms:

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Net Worth

Sharon Ooja is currently one of the richest and most influential actresses in Nigeria , with an estimated net worth of $2 million. her wealth comes from a high number of Nollywood Box Office smashing Movies. She is also a Brand Ambassador to many Big Brands in Nigeria, e.g Globacom.

People Also Ask for FAQs

How Old is Sharon Ooja?

She is 33 years of age. Born 6 April 1991.

Is Sharon Ooka in a relationship?

On March 23, 2024, Skinny Girl in Transit actress, Sharon Ooja took to her social media page to announce that she is now officially engaged to her Husband aka her odogwu silencer .

What Tribe is Sharon Ooja from?

Sharon is from the Idoma tribe of Benue state.

Who is Sharon Ooja Husband?

Her New Husband Identity is unknown to the public for now, all will be revealed during the traditional and white wedding.

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