If you want something said, ask a man; if you want something done, ask a woman. Margaret Thatcher
This is what the beautiful, intelligent and hardworking long legged screen goddess Yvonne Nelson stands for. She walks her talk….maybe its because she’s got the legs. 🙂
Yvonne was born in Accra but she is a Fante by tribe whose hometown is Cape Coast. She started her education at St. Martin De Porres School in Accra and later went to Aggrey Memorial Senior High School. She had her tertiary education at Central University College, where she studied Human Resource Management for undergraduate program.
Yvonne who was 2005 Miss Ghana beauty pageant contestant, burst into fame after playing the lead roles in Princess Tyra (2007) and Playboy (2008) respectively and ever since then the name Yvonne Nelson has become a house hold name in showbiz both home and abroad.
In 2010, as a game changer, she founded the Yvonne Nelson Glaucoma Foundation to create awareness about the glaucoma disease that is making people go blind and in the worst situation, killing them on daily basis. The foundation funded surgeries of some selected patients and also sponsored an essay competition for high schools in Ghana to throw more light on the purpose of the Yvonne Nelson Glaucoma Foundation. This charity organization is also helping the less privileged and physical challenged in various communities in the country.
With the support from other Ghanaian celebrities, she recorded an all-star charity single and shot a video to help educate people on avoidable diseases that cause death. In 2013 Yvonne Nelson was honored by GoWoman Magazine and Printex for the success of her Glaucoma Foundation and her film career.
As a fashionista and trend-setter, Yvonne decided to share her fashion sense with friends and fans by opening up a fashion outlet named YN’s Closet. This fashion shop is located at East Legon, a suburb of Accra and you can get almost all the type of clothes, shoes and accessories she mostly rock on screen and in real life
After making her mark on the sands of acting, in 2011 Yvonne Nelson established her own production company YN Productions to nurture young talents and produced her first movie “The Price” . Following a successful production and premier of that movie, YN Productions continues to produce world class movies which includes Single & Married, House of Gold, Single…married & complicated, If tomorrow never comes and the latest on our screens is the flashy TV series Heels & Sneakers. Her productions have won numerous accolades including “Best Picture Award” at the Ghana Movie Awards and “Best Ghanaian Movie in Nigeria” at the City Peoples Entertainment Awards.
In 2015, Ghana went through a serious energy crisis which negatively affected businesses, industries and the lives of the masses. As a result, everyone wanted a way to voice their grievances to the government and other stakeholders in the energy industry but there was no sure way so Yvonne Nelson took it upon herself to be the voice of the masses. Together with her celebrity friends in Ghana, they led the masses to protest against the energy crisis in the country on May 16, 2015. This protest which was dubbed DumsorMustStop shook the world, it was shown on giant news station like CNN, BBC etc. and this was historic freedom fight since after independent. She won the name Yaa Asantewaa after this bold step because Yaa Asantewaa was an Ashanti queen who led her people to fight the British for freedom.
Yvonne Nelson who is known to be mummy’s girl became a mummy herself few months ago to the most talked about angel by name Ryn Roberts.
Yvonne has really touched a lot of lives, nurtured a lot of talents and has made a good name for herself. She is an actress, model, film producer, entrepreneur, fitness lover and mother. She has really registered the name of Ghana on the world map for so many good reason and for that the people of Ghana say Thank You. The world is blessed to have her in it and we do appreciate her for letting all of us to be a part of her life.
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