REAL NAME: Yvonne Nelson
NET WORTH: Yvonne Nelson net worth is estimated at $900,000
DATE OF BIRTH: Born 12 November 1985 (age 32)
PLACE OF BIRTH: Accra, Ghana
OCCUPATION: Actress, model, film producer and an entrepreneur
MARITAL STATUS: Not married
PARENTS: Margaret Gaddy and Mr. Oko Nelson
CHILDREN: She has one child
EDUCATION: Attended Aggrey Memorial Senior High School and Central University College
Yvonne Nelson’s Profile
Most of you must have heard about Ghana’s most talented actress, Yvonne Nelson, perhaps you have watched one of her classic movies or maybe you just came across her pictures over the internet and you can’t get enough of her ravishing beauty . It is very certain that Yvonne Nelson is the most decorated actress the Ghanaian film history has ever seen , she is widely considered as Ghanaian highest paid actress yet fighting tirelessly to become even better.
The media is always highlighting every single move she makes and the cameras leaving no stone unturned, the assertion that you know little or much about the actress is not far fetch but there are some secret that can’t be revealed from the cameras. This is is reason we are going to share with you her full biography accompanied with things you didn’t known about the Ghollywood actress.
Early Life And Background
She was born Yvonne Nelson, is a Ghanaian actress, model, film producer and an entrepreneur. The Ghana’s most talented actress was born November 12 1985, to Margaret Gaddy and Mr. Oko Nelson in Accra Ghana, the last child in a family of four. The actress has the arrogance of a last born or you might also call it bravery if it sounds better to you. According to her biography, she was abandoned by her biological father when she was still a child and her single mother single handedly raised her . If you are a fan of this actress, you just learnt why she always celebrate her mother on father’s days – she literally wishes her “Happy Father’s Day” time and again on social media!
Nelson attended St. Martin De Porres School in Accra and later went to Aggrey Memorial Senior High School. She received her tertiary education at Central University College, where she did a degree course in Human Resource Management. She was doing very well until she got pregnant while at Central College University, she had to drop out. It is a common phenomenon that all successful people have to be college dropouts and i don’t really known why, maybe they are being inspired by Kanye West who knows. According to revelations, she was very desperate to get the best education to the extent she gave her little born baby to a couple in Botswana.
Career Beginning And Shot To Limelight
Yvonne Nelson became very famous after winning her first beauty pageant when in high school. She continued forging ahead for couple of years , she took her chance when at Aggrey Memorial High School and won the Miss Aggrey. She also contested for the 2005 Miss Ghana Beauty Pageant, though she did not win, she won “Best Talent Award” by performing an original rap song on HIV/AIDS. Nelson was also crowned the winner of “Miss Photogenic” and two other awards. These awards gave her more ground and exposure to win a two-year contract as face of Maxim Cosmetics, and landed a role in the TV series “Fortune Island”, where her acting career kick started officially.
In a brief chat with Vanguard, she revealed that the breakthrough started at Venus Films. Venus Films is a well known production house in West Africa and has worked with quite a few celebrities as well. Her professional acting career started at the production house before she was given her first role .
After deciding to pursue her professional acting career , she was formally introduced to the business in the movie titled “Princess Tyra” where she played her first lead role as an actress. After successfully starring in about five more movies she travelled to Nigerian to shoot her first collaboration with Genevieve Nnaji in 2007, which launched her career in Nollywood. She has become an household name in Nigerian movie industry after starring in several Nollywood firms.
In 2011, she tried her hand in movie production in the her first movie titled , “The Price”, she subsequently produced others like “Single And Married” the following year. Two years later, the Ghanaian beauty won “Best Picture at the Ghana Movie Awards” and “Best Ghanaian Movie” in Nigeria at the 2013 City People Awards. She later bagged “House of Gold” in 2013 that same year.
History has it that Yvonne Nelson is the first Ghanaian actress to have acted in Ivory Coast when the three nations-Nigeria, Ghana and Ivory Coast- first collaborate. The beautiful actress and producer has featured in more than one hundred films within the three states. She recently disclosed that she is better off acting. She also revealed that she cannot think of comparing Hollywood to Nollywood which is very heartbreaking for Ghana and the rest of West Africa .
Yvonne Nelson is well known for the bad roles she play in movies , she play some nasty roles in movies, but she is nothing close to the roles she play on movie because she neither smokes nor drinks. She is that iron lady that prefer the romantic scenes- its funny how she puts it…”I can go for a few kissing .
Apart from acting, Yvonne also engage her self in other stuffs. In case you didn’t know, she is very hardworking business woman – she has a hairline, a fashion shop called “YN’s Closet” stocked with the latest designer wears you can ever imagine. Yvonne together with other celebrities joined the masses in protests against the energy crisis in her country. The pretty actress headed a peaceful vigil on May 16, 2015, called DumsorMustStop. The hashtag #dumsormuststop was used on social media to raise more awareness on the concerns of Ghanaians with regards to the energy crisis.
Who Is Yvonne Nelson Dating?
Lots of person has been trying to known more about Yvonne Nelson’s personal life , her boyfriend precisely. The man he is dating has remained a misery to everyone because the actress is keeping her romance from the preying eye of the media. We are hoping that the actress will come out soon to tell us her real man.
Meanwhile, folks in Ghana ad Nigeria are suspecting a relationship between Yvonne Nelson and Ghanaian actor John Dumelo but we are not sure if they are really dating because it seems the two are very found of each other and barely leave each other’s sight.
Ghanaian Actor, John Dumelo recently opened up on his relationship with Ghanaian Actress, Yvonne Nelson. He disclosed this in an interview with the Nigerian Tribune.
Speaking of his relationship with Nelson, he said, “The truth is that Yvonne and I have been good friends for a long time. Apart from the fact that we are colleagues who take our job seriously, we also look out for ourselves like good friends do. I think by now, you should know that we are good friends. She has come out to deny the rumour several times.”
When asked if there is a possibility of any intimate relationship between them, the star said that there would be none except being good friends, even though the public would love them to be romantically involved with one another.
Awards And Nominations
- She won Stars Best Actress at 2009 Joy Nite Fm Awards
- She won Favorite Actress at 2010 Ghana Movie Awards and was also nominated for the same award for Best Actress- Supporting Role
- She was also nominated for Best Supporting Actress at 6th Africa Movie Academy Awards 2010
- Nominated for Best Actress – Supporting Role — 2011 Ghana Movie Awards
- Nominated for Best Actress and Best Picture-Africa Collaboration — 2012 Ghana Movie Awards
- Nominated for Best Actress Leading Role — 2014 Ghana Movie Awards
- Nominated for Best Picture and Favorite Actress — 2015 Ghana Movie Awards
- Nominated for Best Actress — 2016 Ghana Movie Awards
- She won Best Ghanaian Actress — City People Awards 2011
- Won Best Picture — 2012 Ghana Movie Awards
- Won Glitz Magazine Fans Favorite Actress — 2013 Ghana Movie Awards
- Won Hottest Ghanaian Actress in Nollywood — 2013 City People Entertainment Awards
- Won Best Actress- Leading role — 2015 Ghana Movie Awards
- Won Most Stylish Movie Star — Glitz Styles Awards
- Princess Tyra
- Crime to Christ
- To Love and Cherish
- Tears of Womanhood
- Passion of the Soul
- The Playboy
- Girls Connection
- Love War
- The Prince’s Bride
- Heart of Men
- Save The Last Kiss
- The Game
- Material Girl
- Deadly Passion
- Save My Love
- 4Play Reloaded
- Doctor May
- Diary of a Player
- Plan B
- Who Am I
- Gold Diggin
- Single and Married (2012)
- Single, Married and Complicated
- The Price
- House of Gold (2013)
- Forbidden fruit
- If Tomorrow Never Comes
- Classic Love
- Any Other Monday
- In April
- The Queen’s Pride
- Desperate to Live
- Blood is Thick
- Yvonne’s Tears
- The Mistresses
- One Night In Vegas
- Deadly Plot
- Losing You
- Pool Party
- Festival of Love
- Keep My Love
- The Black Taliban
- Strength of a Man
- Love and Crises
- My Loving Heart
- Trapped in the Game
- Crime Suspect
- My Cash Adventure
- Golden Adventure
- Local Sense
- The Return of Beyonce