Sharon Ooja reveals how she deals with ‘imposter syndrome’ as an actor

Sharon Ooja reveals how she deals with ‘imposter syndrome’ as an actor. She claims that she used to feel like her acting career began accidentally.

The ‘Oloture’ star revealed, in the latest episode of Inkblot Meet & Greet podcast with co-founders Naz Onuzo, Zulumoke Oyibo, and Damola Ademola, how she accidentally entered into Nollywood and how that made her second-guess her abilities for years.

According to the Nollywood Star, “My [acting] journey began with a bit of imposter syndrome. When you are not so certain of what you are doing somewhere and you begin to develop the mindset that you are not supposed to be there, it is more difficult to give it your best. I feel like every actor faces the same situation at some point.”

“When I started acting on the series, Skinny Girls In Transit, I was not sure what was required of me as an actor so if you watched the first season, you may have been able to tell that I was struggling. I would go on set and open my script for the first time on set because I was not an actor.

As time went by, acting became a passion for the actress. Sharon did not only just see it as an outlet, it became something she really fell in love with. Based on that context, she stated that looking at the actor she was back then when she compares the old actor and the new actor she is now, they are two completely different people. Now she can even regard herself as a fanatic.

Furthermore, the actress shared how it took getting the lead role in the EbonyLife and Netflix produced ‘Oloture’ and Inkblot’s ‘Who’s The Boss’ to get over the imposter syndrome struggle she was facing.

While highlighting the numerous opportunities the 2020 thriller got her, the actress revealed she suffered an ankle sprain that took two years to heal.

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