June 26, 2017

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Yvonne Nelson

Yvonne Nelson
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Yvonne Nelson in “Sisters at War” in 2015
Born 12 November 1985 (age 31)
Accra, Ghana
Nationality Ghanaian
Occupation Actress
Years active 2000–present
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A former Miss Ghana contest, she bust onto the movie scene with big-screen roles in Princess Tyra and Playboy. Yvonne Nelson quickly became one of the “it” girls in the Ghanaian Movie Industry. After a short hiatus, Yvonne proved her versatility as an actress by starring in the movie Girls connection and Crime to Christ.

With a hot body and ultra sexy long legs it’s no wonder she has male fans drooling and female fans green with envy.

Following her debut role in Princess Tyra, Yvonne hasn’t faded into obscurity but rather has established her status as a well respected actress. Nelson was recently nominated for the “Best Up and Coming Actress Award” at the prestigious Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA). She has stared in over 20 movies and sites her mother as her biggest inspiration.

QUOTES“I am alive and well”-Yvonne Nelson


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.[6]


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. The hashtag #dumsormuststop is currently used on social media to amplify the concerns of Ghanaians with regards to the energy crisis. She welcomed improvements.[7]


She has featured in over 100 movies, including:

  • Princess Tyra
  • Crime to Christ
  • To Love and Cherish
  • Tears of Womanhood
  • Passion of the Soul
  • The Playboy
  • Girls Connection
  • Golden Adventure
  • Local Sense
  • The Return of Beyonce
  • Festival of Love
  • Keep My Love
  • The Black Taliban
  • Fantasia
  • Strength of a Man
  • Love and Crises
  • My Loving Heart
  • Love War
  • The Prince’s Bride
  • Heart of Men
  • Save The Last Kiss
  • The Game
  • Material Girl
  • Deadly Passion
  • The Queen’s Pride
  • Desperate to Live
  • Blood is Thick
  • Yvonne’s Tears
  • The Mistresses
  • One Night In Vegas
  • Deadly Plot
  • Threesome
  • Losing You
  • Pool Party
  • Trapped in the Game
  • Crime Suspect
  • My Cash Adventure
  • Save My Love
  • 4Play Reloaded
  • Doctor May
  • Diary of a Player
  • Plan B
  • Obsession
  • Who Am I
  • Gold Diggin
  • Single and Married (2012)
  • Single, Married and Complicated
  • The Price
  • House of Gold (2013)[2]
  • Forbidden fruit
  • If Tomorrow Never Comes
  • Folly
  • Classic Love
  • Any Other Monday[8]
  • In April[9]

Awards and nominations

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[10]
2010 2010 Ghana Movie Awards Best Actress- Supporting Role The Game (2010 film) 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 4 play reloaded Nominated
City People Awards Best Ghanaian Actress Won[11]
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[12]
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[13]
2016 Ghana Movie Awards Best Actress In April Nominated[14]

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