I Am Not Yvonne Nelson (PDF)


Yvonne Nelson is undoubtedly one of Africa’s finest actors. Her versatility makes her one of the most sought-after actresses on the continent. The award-winning Ghanaian actor has starred in over hundred movies and has numerous endorsement deals with respected brands. Yvonne Nelson is currently Ghana’s most consistent movie producer and has over thirteen highly acclaimed movies from the stable of her YN Productions. 

She focuses on casting new faces and providing a platform for young creatives, which is in line with her staunch belief that the sustainability of the movie industry depends largely on giving the young ones a chance. She has been involved in a number of charities, but her main focus is the Yvonne Nelson Glaucoma Foundation, which creates awareness about the silent taker of sights.. She is the founder and director of one of the most enterprising early childhood development schools in Ghana, Just Like Mama Day Care. 

Yvonne Nelson, who describes herself as an actress by chance and activist by choice, has used her influence to champion national causes, the most outstanding one being her massive protest against the power crisis in Ghana in 2015. She holds a BSc in Human Resource Management from Central University College and an MA in International Relations and Diplomacy from the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA). 


I Am Not Yvonne Nelson is an explosive and riveting account of a young woman who sets out to discover herself, but finds out that she has been living with a false identity. The drama and the twists and turns of this moving story have all the markings of a spell-binding movie script, except that the protagonist, who is an actor, is contending with a reality that intermittently soaks her pillow with tears. Uncharacteristic of an autobiography, the author comes to her audience stark naked. The book opens the door widely into the life of the author and exposes the good, the bad and the ugly sides, not only of her life, but also of the make-believe world of celebrities.

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