Meet beautiful, fast-rising model Sharon Francis


It is gratifying to be described as beauty with brains, but delectable Nigerian actress, Oluchi Mary Nnaemeka, better known as Sharon Francis, is a symbol of many awesome references, one of which is that, there is no substitute to hard work. She is in the class of a new generation of ambitious, intelligent and gifted actors in Nigeria’s movie industry.

Oluchi Mary Nnaemeka was born in 1992 in Awka, Anambra State. Sharon Francis hit the spotlight after featuring in blockbuster movie, ‘First Hit’, an action movie thriller she acted alongside Zubby Michael. The movie exposed her raw talent to directors and producers in Africa’s biggest industry in that regard.

Sharon Francis, also known as Ugogbe Awka, was arguably born to build a career in front of the camera. The beautiful screen diva always skillfully and creatively interpretes her roles, which gives her the impetus to be able to fit into any character thrown at her in the industry. The talent in her puts the light-skinned goddess ahead of the pack.

Oluchi Mary Nnaemeka attended Infant Jesus Nursery and Primary School in Awka, where she obtained her First School Leaving Certificate. She proceeded to Destiny Comprehensive Secondary School in the state capital for her West African Senior School Certificate. Afterwards, she studied Psychology at Nnamdi Azikiwe University.

Oluchi Mary Nnaemeka nurtured the ambition to become an actor from childhood. However, the journey to realising one’s dreams is usually filled with many challenges. In an interview, she disclosed that becoming a movie star was not bread or water, as she had to attend several auditions in Asaba, Enugu and Lagos, before her role in the blockbuster, ‘First Hit’.

Becoming a successful actress was a dream Oluchi Mary Nnaemeka had kept alive long before it manifested. According to her, she acted drama in secondary school and would often stand in front of a mirror to act. Her consuming beauty also gives impetus to her profession. Sharon Francis joined Nollywood in 2011 as an undergraduate and landed her first role in ‘Shattered Mirror’, acting alongside Majid Michel and veteran, Nkem Owoh.

Oluchi Mary Nnaemeka’s experiences and journey in the industry have shaped her into becoming a delight gracing the screens of many Nigerian homes. Sharon Francis, also known as Ugogbe Awka, has featured in over 70 movies such as ‘Once Upin A Virgin’, ‘Sister Nkiru’, ‘Red Mafia’, ‘Black Dragon’, ‘Black Cat’, etc. She has starred with the likes of Ngozi Ezeonu, Destiny Etiko, Sylvester Madu, Regina Daniels, Yul Edochie and other revered Nollywood celebrities.

Also into modelling, Oluchi Mary Nnaemeka is an influential figure on social media. The elegant celebrity has almost 460,000 followers on Instagram and 174,000 on Facebook. He has over 1,000 subscribers to her nascent  YouTube page, “SharonFrancis01Tv.”

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