Ghanaian actress and Movie Producer, Yvonne Nelson is the cover girl for the new edition of WOW Magazine. She shows off her baby bump, and speaks on how excited she was when she found out she was pregnant and more.
Read excerpts below.
On Whether the pregnancy was Planned
It was, and the truth of the matter is, it’s been something I’ve been waiting for since I turned 29. On my 30th birthday, I was in Venice, Italy. I remember the night before my birthday, I called my mum and I was crying. I was so sad, I was seeing someone else then and he was an ideal guy and everything. He took me there for my birthday and he proposed.
He’s somebody I would have loved to have a family with but he wanted me to move to London. My whole life was going to change because of him and it’s not something you should do. You don’t have to change your whole life because of a man, because of your marriage. I’m sure most people do, so in the long run it didn’t work out.
It’s quite funny because someone proposed and I didn’t get to have a baby for the person, and this person who hasn’t proposed, I’m having a baby for him, so it’s a vibe, it’s friendship, it’s understanding, it’s how the person makes you (feel). It’s not about someone putting a rock on your finger and you forget.
On Whether her and her partner are discussing Marriage
Marriage is scary but of course, I’d love my child to have a dad around. We would have to have the ideal family setting. As I said, I can’t marry myself, someone would have to marry me. So yeah, when it happens I’d be glad (but) I don’t want to put pressure on anyone.
Read below our report about the birth of her daughter on October 31st, 2017.
Actress and Movie Producer, Yvonne Nelson has given birth to her first child.
Nelson gave birth to a girl on Sunday, October 29, 2017 at a Hospital in Accra with her Fashion Photographer boyfriend by her side.
Her boyfriend. who is based in London flew into Ghana on Saturday to witness the birth of his daughter.
The ‘Heels and Sneakers‘ actress and people close to her were tight-lipped about the pregnancy. They’ve also stayed away from congratulating on the birth of her daughter on Social Media, which is usually the case.
In July 2017, we reported that several persons on the set of season three of her Television series Heels and Sneakers, told us that she was careful not to show signs of her pregnancy or engage in activities that could affect her unborn child.
She was however excited about the new journey of being a mother.
Yvonne Nelson is a Ghanaian actress, model, film producer and an entrepreneur. She has starred in several movies including House of Gold (2013) and Any Other Monday.
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.
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. Nigerian movie industry Since then, she has become a household name in the 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 up with House of Gold in 2013.
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. In 2013 she was honoured by GoWoman Magazine & Printex for her Glaucoma 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 on May 16, 2015, called DumsorMustStop.