Yvonne Nelson

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Yvonne Nelson
Yvonne Nelson in Sisters at War.png
Yvonne Nelson in Sisters at War in 2015
Born (1985-11-12) 12 November 1985 (age 32)
Accra, Ghana
Nationality Ghanaian
Occupation Actress
Years active 2000-present
Children 1

Yvonne Nelson (born 12 November 1985) is a Ghanaian actress, model, film producer and an entrepreneur.[1] She has starred in several movies, including House of Gold (2013)[2] Any Other Monday.[3] "In April"[4] and "Swings" [5]

Early life[edit]

Nelson was born in Accra but she is a Fante whose hometown is in 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 did a degree course in Human Resource Management.[6][7]


Nelson 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[8].

Her first lead role was the title character in the movie Princess Tyra. She shot about five more movies and then went to Nigeria to shoot her first collaboration with Genevieve Nnaji in 2007, which launched her career in Nollywood, the Nigerian movie industry.

Nelson produced her first movie, The Price, in 2011, followed by Single and Married the next year. The latter won Best Picture at the Ghana Movie Awards and Best Ghanaian Movie in Nigeria at the 2013 City People Awards.

She followed these with House of Gold in 2013.[2]

Personal Life[edit]

On October 29, 2017, Yvonne Nelson and Jamie Roberts welcomed their first daughter, Ryn Roberts. [9]


She 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 was supported by other Ghanaian celebrities which led to the actress recording an all-star charity single. She also shot a video to help educate people about glaucoma. [8] As a result of her philantropic activities particularly in glaucoma, in 2013 she was honoured by GoWoman Magazine and Printex for her foundation and film career.[10]


In recent times,[when?] 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 on May 16, 2015, called DumsorMustStop. The hashtag #dumsormuststop is currently used on social media to amplify the concerns of Ghanaians with regards to the energy crisis.[11]


Nelson has featured in over 100 movies, including:

  • 4Play Reloaded
  • Any Other Monday[12]
  • The Black Taliban
  • Blood is Thick
  • Classic Love
  • Crime Suspect
  • Crime to Christ
  • Deadly Passion
  • Deadly Plot
  • Desperate to Live
  • Diary of a Player
  • Doctor May
  • Fantasia
  • Festival of Love
  • Folly
  • Forbidden Fruit
  • The Game
  • Girls Connection
  • Gold Diggin
  • Golden Adventure
  • Heart of Men
  • House of Gold (2013)[2]
  • If Tomorrow Never Comes
  • In April[13]
  • Keep My Love
  • Local Sense
  • Losing You
  • Love and Crises
  • Love War
  • Material Girl
  • The Mistresses
  • My Cash Adventure
  • My Loving Heart
  • Obsession
  • One Night In Vegas
  • Passion of the Soul
  • Plan B
  • The Playboy
  • Pool Party
  • The Price
  • The Prince's Bride
  • Princess Tyra
  • The Queen's Pride
  • The Return of Beyonce
  • Refugees
  • Save The Last Kiss
  • Save My Love
  • Single and Married (2012)
  • Single, Married and Complicated
  • Strength of a Man
  • Swings[14]
  • Tears of Womanhood
  • Threesome
  • To Love and Cherish
  • Trapped in the Game
  • Who Am I
  • Yvonne's Tears

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Event Prize Recipient Result
2008 4th Africa Movie Academy Awards Best Upcoming Actress Princess Tyra Nominated
2009 Joy Nite Fm Awards Stars Best Actress Won[15]
2010 2010 Ghana Movie Awards Best Actress - Supporting Role The Game Nominated
Favorite Actress Herself Won
6th Africa Movie Academy Awards Best Supporting Actress Heart of Men Nominated
2011 2011 Ghana Movie Awards Best Actress - Supporting Role 4Play Reloaded Nominated
City People Awards Best Ghanaian Actress Won[15]
2012 2012 Ghana Movie Awards Best Actress Single & Married Nominated
Best Picture-Africa Collaboration Nominated
Best Picture Won
2013 2013 Ghana Movie Awards Best Actress The Price Nominated
Glitz Magazine Fans Favorite Actress Herself Won
City People Entertainment Awards Hottest Ghanaian Actress in Nollywood Herself Won[16]
2014 2014 Ghana Movie Awards Best Actress - Leading Role Bachelors Nominated
2015 2015 Ghana Movie Awards Best Actress - Leading Role If Tomorrow Never Comes Won
Best Picture Nominated
Favorite Actress Nominated
Glitz Styles Awards Most Stylish Movie Star Herself Won[17]
2016 Ghana Movie Awards Best Actress In April Nominated[18]


  1. ^ Yvonne Nelson facts, BuzzGhana, Retrieved 22 September 2016
  2. ^ a b c Aiki, Damilare (5 February 2013). "BN Exclusive: Coming Soon to the Big Screen! Ice Prince, Omawumi, Majid Michel, Mercy Chinwo & Eddie Watson star in Yvonne Nelson's Movie "House of Gold" - Your Behind-the-Scenes Look & Scoop". Bella Naija. bellanaija.com. Retrieved 30 September 2016. 
  3. ^ ""Any Other Monday" Watch Yvonne Nelson, Kafui Danku, Jose Tolbert in new movie trailer". Pulse.com.gh. David Mawuli. Retrieved 28 January 2016. 
  4. ^ https://www.ghanaweb.com/GhanaHomePage/entertainment/What-Yvonne-Nelson-wore-to-In-April-movie-premiere-got-everyone-talking-467357
  5. ^ http://www.pulse.com.gh/entertainment/movies/swings-movie-starring-yvonne-nelson-chris-attoh-henry-adofo-premieres-november-25-id7635056.html
  6. ^ "All about Yvonne Nelson", Africa Magic.
  7. ^ Yvonne Nelson profile, Ibaka TV.
  8. ^ a b "Yvonne Nelson: Biography, Career & Other Details". nigerianfinder.com. Retrieved 2018-05-24. 
  9. ^ "Yvonne Nelson's Daughter" : Yvonne Nelson reveals why she decided to have a baby with Jamie Roberts. Retrieved 23 March 2018.
  10. ^ "Ghollywood Star Yvonne Nelson honoured by GoWoman Magazine", Bella Naija, 15 April 2015.
  11. ^ Yvonnne Nelson commends...., Yen, Retrieved 30 September 2016
  12. ^ ""Any Other Monday" Watch Yvonne Nelson, Kunle Rhemmy, Kafui Danku in trailer". Pulse.ng. Chidumga Izuzu. Retrieved 2 February 2016. 
  13. ^ Davide Mawuli, "Watch the official trailer for new movie starring Yvonne Nelson, Bismark The Joke, others", Pulse, 15 August 2016.
  14. ^ http://www.pulse.com.gh/entertainment/movies/swings-movie-starring-yvonne-nelson-chris-attoh-henry-adofo-premieres-november-25-id7635056.html
  15. ^ a b http://www.peacefmonline.com/pages/showbiz/movies/201108/62142.php
  16. ^ http://thenet.ng/2013/07/mary-uranta-yul-edochie-wizkid-jackie-appiah-john-dumelo-biggest-winners-at-city-people-awards/
  17. ^ http://blog.irokotv.com/yvonne-nelson-joselyn-dumas-win-glitz-style-awards/
  18. ^ http://mobile.ghanaweb.com/GhanaHomePage/entertainment/Full-list-of-nominees-for-2016-Ghana-Movie-Awards-488863

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