Biography of Yvonne Nelson

 

Yvonne Nelson was born on November 12, 1985 in Accra and is a descent of the Fante people. 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 Zenith University College and Central University where she obtained a degree in Human Resource Management from zenith University College and Central University. She also obtained a Masters degree in international Relations and Diplomacy in 2020 from Ghana Institute of management and Public Administration (GIMPA). She started her career as a model, contesting in the 2005 Miss Ghana pageant. Though she didnt win the contest, she was crowned Miss photogenic and she got a two-year contract with Maxim Cosmetics after the pageantry. She delved into movie production in 2011. Her first production was the movie The Price, which was released that year. 

She also produced Single and Married in 2012 and House of Gold in 2013. She later won Best Picture at the Ghana Movie Awards and Best Ghanaian Movie at the 2013 City People Entertainment Awards. She has also starred in several movies, Any Other Monday, In April, and Swing. Yvonne Nelson, a former Miss Ghana contestant, bust onto the movie scene with big-screen roles in Princess Tyra and Playboy. On October 29, 2017, Nelson gave birth to her daughter Ryn Roberts with her ex-boyfriend, Jamie Roberts. Actress Yvonne Nelson founded the Yvonne Nelson Glaucoma Foundation in 2010 to help create awareness about the disease. With support from other Ghanaian celebrities, she recorded an all-star charity single and shot a video to help educate people. She also shot a video to help educate people about glaucoma. As a result of her philanthropic activities particularly in glaucoma, she was honored by Go Woman Magazine and Printex for her foundation and film career.


In recent times, Nelson has taken it upon herself, together with other celebrities, to add more voices to the masses in protests against the energy crisis in her country. She led a peaceful vigil called DumsorMustStop on May 16, 2015. She told the BBC in an interview that she may consider running for political office in the future. Actress Yvonne Nelson tweeted that she is looking forward to the day Ghanaians would refuse to vote in presidential elections to send a message to politicians.


You can connect with her on Twitter/Instagram and also on Facebook.

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