Who is Sharon Ooja? Biography, Age, Family & Career Explored

Sharon Ooja
Sharon Ooja

You’re probably familiar with Nigerian actress, Sharon Ooja, if you’re a fan of Skinny Girl in Transit (SGIT) or The Men’s Club (TMC).

Among Sharon Ooja‘s breakout roles in the web series were Shalewa and Jasmine, which brought her to national prominence for her outstanding performance.

Full data profile of Nollywood actress, Sharon Ooja

Full name Sharon Ooja Egwurube
Age 31 years old
Gender Female
Birthday April 6, 1991
State of Origin Benue State
Parents N/A
Height 5″9
Marital Status Single
Tribe Idoma
Career Actress, model and TV personality

Early Life

Sharon Ooja was Born in the ’90s in Kaduna State, North-Central Nigeria.

The 31 year old actress was born in Kaduna State into a family of six, is originally from Benue State.

Plateau State is where she and her siblings grew up.


Sharon Ooja attended Kings and Queens School in Jos for her primary education.

She attended two all-girls boarding schools for her secondary education – Regina Pacis Secondary School in Garki II, Abuja, and St. Louis Girls’ College in Jos.

Upon completing her secondary education, Sharon Ooja enrolled at Houdegbe North American University in Cotonou, Benin Republic, where she earned a degree in Mass Communication.


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Sharon Ooja worked for a real estate company for a while before making her acting debut in Gidi Up.

Sharon began her acting career after relocating to Lagos in 2013.

According to her once, she found acting by accident. She had a photoshoot for a store, and NdaniTV was handling the behind-the-scenes session.

Her performance got her an interview the following week for a television show that never aired.

Eventually, she appeared in a television series called Gidi Up, for which she did well.

Her debut in the comedy series Skinny Girl in Transit led to her stardom as the character Shalewa.

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In spite of her fame as a result of the Skinny Girl in Transit series, she considers her role in Oloture as her breakthrough character, because her character wasn’t stereotyped.

Sharon Ooja’s movies and TV shows


  • Lara and the Beat (2018)
  • King of Boys (2018)
  • Moms at War (2018)
  • From Lagos with Love (2018)
  • Coming from Insanity (2019)
  • The Bling Lagosians (2019)
  • Oloture (2019)
  • Bad Comments (2020)
  • Who’s the Boss (2020)
  • The Whole 30 Yards (2020)

TV Shows

  • Gidi Up (2013 – 2014)
  • Skinny Girl in Transit (2016 – 2020)
  • The Men’s Club (2018 – 2020)
  • Jenifa’s Diary (Season 12)
  • My Flatmates

Sharon Ooja’s awards and nominations

  • City People Award for Best New Actress of the Year (English) (2018) – Nominated
  • City People Award for Most Promising Actress of the Year (English) (2019) – Nominated
  • The Future Awards Africa Prize for Acting (2019) – Nominated

Sharon Ooja’s marriage and husband

As of now, Sharon hasn’t disclosed any information on her boyfriend or husband.

There have been rumors about the actress’s relationship with co-actor Timini Egbuson, but the two have denied these rumors.

During an interview with Wazobia Max, the actress expressed her dissatisfaction with the type of guys that approached her.

According to her, most of them rarely see beyond her physique, and they think she’s materialistic.

In her opinion, this is the reverse, as she is much more than what they perceive, and she will only be attracted to intelligent men who can engage her intellectually.

Net worth

At present, Sharon Ooja’s net worth is estimated at $300,000 (about N120 million).

Written by Eugene Nyavor

Eugene Nyavor is the Founding Editor at Gh Links.

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