Yvonne Okoro

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Yvonne Okoro
Yvonne Okoro in Purple.jpg
Born Chinyere Yvonne Okoro
Occupation Actress
Years active 2002–present
Website yvonneokoro.com

Chinyere Yvonne Okoro is a Ghanaian actress of Nigerian and Ghanaian descent. She has received Ghana Movie Awards Best Actress Award in 2010[1] and was nominated for Africa Movie Academy Awards Best Actress twice in a row in 2011 and 2012 for her movies Pool Party and Single Six.[2] She has also received four Africa Magic Viewers' Choice Award[1] and in 2012 was honoured with a Distinguished Achievement Award at the Nigeria Excellence Awards.[3][4]

Early life[edit]

Born to a Nigerian dad and Ghanaian mother, Yvonne Okoro is of mixed lineage and calls herself an African.[2] Yvonne Okoro is from Amankalu Alayi in Abia State, Nigeria. Abia State is also home to other popular Nollywood artists like Chinedu Ikedieze, Uche Jombo, Victoria Inyama, Basket Mouth, Ejike Asiegbu, Okechukwu Ukeje and a host of others. She comes from a very large family, as the first child of her mother and the fifth of all siblings. She from a young age showed desire to be an actress She attended Achimota Preparatory School after which she went to the Lincoln Community School and then to Faith Montessori School. She continued at Mfanstiman Girls' Senior High School after which she enrolled at University of Ghana, Legon where she did Bachelor of Arts, combining English and Linguistics. Subsequently, she was at the University De-Nantes in France to study Press Civilization, Drama and Marketing.[2]

Career[edit]

She made her screen debut in Sticking to the Promise, a 2002 movie produced by the Nigerian producer Theo Akatugba, just after her Senior High Education.[2] She also played a cameo role in the hit series Tentacles by the same producer for Point Blank Media Concepts.

Filmography[edit]

  • Queen Lateefah
  • Mother's love
  • Beyonce: The President’s Daughter
  • The Return Of Beyonce
  • The President’s Daughter
  • Desperate To Survive
  • The Game
  • Agony Of Christ
  • Royal Battle
  • Queen Of Dreams
  • ‘Le Hotelier’ in France
  • Pool Party
  • Sticking to the promise
  • Single Six
  • Why Marry
  • Best Friends (Three can play)
  • Blood is Thick

Four Play

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  • Forbidden City
  • Contract (28th dec. 2012) with Hlomlo dandala.[5]
  • I Broke my Heart
  • Adams Apples film series (2011–2012)
  • Crime
  • Queen Lateefah
  • Ghana Must Go (2016)[6]
  • Rebecca (2016)[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Yvonne Okoro, Efya Made Ambassadors For Head Of State Awards". dailyguideghana.com. Retrieved 22 February 2015. 
  2. ^ a b c d "10 things you don't know about Yvonne". Retrieved 22 February 2015. 
  3. ^ "BUZZ Yvonne Okoro honoured by Nigeria Excellence Awards". Retrieved 22 February 2015. 
  4. ^ "Yvonne Okoro". ghananation.com. Retrieved 22 February 2015. 
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  6. ^ "Everything you need to know about Yvonne Okoro's upcoming movie". Pulse Nigeria. Chidumga Izuzu. Retrieved 19 May 2015. 
  7. ^ http://sparrowproductions.net/rebecca/

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