Hello people , fans and readers. Today our celebrity of the week is the hot, beautiful and talented lady.. A popular face in Ghollywood and also in Nollywood , She is no other person than Ghanian Actress – Yvonne Nelson
Born November 12 , in her late 20’s. She has been in the movie industry since 2000. She is a model, film producer and entrepreneur. A very funny and down-to-earth person.
She was born in Dansoman, Accra-Ghana. She hails from Cape Coast in the Central Region but spent most of her early years in Danosman. Last child in a family of three children. She had her basic and junior high education at St. Martin De Porres in Dansoman, Accra. She got so much into music and yearned to be a pop star in junior high. She went to Aggrey Memorial Senior High School. Driven by the passion to be in the lime light, she won her first beauty pageant, Miss Aggrey, in Aggrey Memorial Senior High School, performing a song by Lauryn Hill. She then went to the Central University College, where she did a degree course Human Resource Management.
In Miss Ghana 2005 Beauty Pageant,she won the Best Talent award by performing a original rap song and Miss Photogenic along with two other awards. With the exposure accrued from the beauty pageant, she won a two-year contract as face of Maxim Cosmetics after and landed a role in the TV series, Fortune Island, where her acting career began.
She quickly became a household name on the African continent. Yeah I can attest to that as I always wanted to watch all movies she starred in.
Yvonne is an award-winning actress and has proved her versatility as an actress by starring in a number of Ghanaian and Nigerian movies
She produced the current record breaking African movie, ‘Single & Married’.
Aside from acting , Yvonne has a fashion shop named YN Closet Fashion Shops’ which has latest designer wears from around the world and from local designers as well. She also owns YN Movie Productions with movie credits.
Yvonne launched YN Hairline which introduced lace wigs and human hair collections into Ghana’s market.
As part of her efforts to give back to society, she launched the Yvonne Nelson Glaucoma Foundation in 2010 to educate and create awareness to the public on the harmful effects of the eye ailment and deadly disease. She’s working with a team of experts in Ghana.
She has acquired and bagged lots of awards.
She was adjudged Ghana’s Favourite Actress at the prestigious Ghana Movie Awards and the Face of Ghana’s Best Actress 2011/2012 in the United States of America. She was also nominated twice at the African Movie Academy Awards (AMAAs) and adjudged Africa’s Best Actress at the 2012 Africa entertainment Award in Malaysia. She picked Ghana’s Best Actress Award at the August 2011 City People Awards. Prior to that, her song about glaucoma picked up a prize at Ghana music Awards. Best picture award for House Of Gold 2012, GMA favourite actress award 2010, PAMSAA Best International Actress 2012.
I’m so proud of her.
Yvonne has over hundred pair of shoes as she is a big fan. So I can say she is in love with shoes.
She listens to any Trigmatic, Sarkodie, Ice Prince, Nas, Kendrick Lamar and Chase piece of work would do.
While growing up she was rather interested in music than acting. Funny enough she never attended any auditions as Abdusalam Umuni, owner of Versus Films brought her into the industry.
Her family is supportive and she lives with her parents under the same roof.
She doesn’t smoke and neither does she drink.
So we can say Yvonne is Gollywood Genevive.
Yours Truly Evatese