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  • Updated: April 23, 2021

'Oloture' Star Sharon Ooja Opens Up On Struggle With Acting

'Oloture' Star Sharon Ooja Opens Up On Struggle With Acting

Nollywood star Sharon Ooja has revealed her struggles with acting at the onset of her career, saying she had a bit of imposter syndrome.

She played the titular character in the 2019 film Oloture and in the latest episode of Inkblot's Meet & Greet podcast, talked about how her unplanned entry into the movie industry made her second guess her abilities for years.

"My acting journey started with a bit of imposter syndrome. When you are not sure of what you are doing somewhere and you feel like you are not supposed to be there, it is harder to give it your best. I feel like every actor goes through it.

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"When I started 'Skinny Girls in Transit', I was not sure what was expected of me as an actor. So, if you watched the first season, you could tell I was struggling.

"I would go on set and open my script for the first time because I was not an actor. Over time, it became my passion. I did not just see it as an outlet, it became something I really love.

"So the actor I was back then and now are two different people. Now, I even consider myself to be a fanatic."

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Ooja disclosed that getting the lead role in Oloture and Who's the Boss helped her overcome her imposter syndrome.

Sharon Ooja gained prominence in Nollywood with the role of Shalewa in Skinny Girl in Transit. Born in Kaduna State, she started her acting career when she moved to Lagos.

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She has a degree in Mass Communication from Houdegbe North American University Benin. Her other movies include Moms at War (2018), From Lagos with Love (2018), King of Boys (2019), and Still Falling (2021).

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