Today is the birthday of Ghanaian actress Yvonne Nelson. She turns 30. The movie damsel from the former Gold Coast represents the rise of Ghana in the African movie industry.
Yvonne Nelson who was a former Miss Ghana started her film career when she starred in the TV series Fortune Island. She made her movie debut shortly after.
In 2007 she crossed over to Nigeria and made her Nollywood debut in a movie starring Nollywood queen Genevieve Nnaji. She has presently starred in over a hundred films.
Apart from being an actress and model, Yvonne Nelson is a fixture in Nigeria’s pop culture, thanks or no thanks to her relationships with Nigerian superstar rapper Ice Prince, and pop singer Iyanya .
Using her star power, she has lent her voice to the erratic state of power supply in Ghana.
Yvonne Nelson’s next movie is titled ‘ She Prayed”. ‘She Prayed’ tells the story of a Christian mother whose only son turned into an atheist. The movie stars Eddie Watson , who also produced and directed, Pascaline Edwards .
The movie will premiere in Liberia on December 5, 2015, at Country Lodge, Freetown.
Happy birthday Yvonne Nelson!