Entertainment of Thursday, 9 February 2017
Actress and Movie producer Yvonne Nelson joined the folks at British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) yesterday to talk about her career, charity, dumsor in Ghana and a lot more.
Watch interview with the BBC’s Veronique Edwards below.
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Actress and Movie producer Yvonne Nelson has paid tribute to her dad who died on Monday.
In a post on Instagram Wednesday morning, she wrote she had “nothing but love” for her father in spite of the non-existent relationship between them.
“When I was born, I guess, my father was not happy about my birth, so he wasn’t there for me. He chose not to be a part of my life; a single mother raised me. She trained me from kindergarten to University. My father was never there. That created a vacuum in my childhood. But I’m grateful that I had my mum and she did all she could to make sure that I lacked nothing,” said Nelson in an interview with Genevieve Magazine some two years ago.
“When I was younger, I met him and I told him I wanted a pair of shoes for Christmas and he told me, he was going to buy me three or four pairs. My excitement knew no bounds when he said that. Guess what? He never fulfilled that promise; I waited for those shoes for a very long time, but they never came. “At a point I asked my mum, and she said, listen, if he wanted to do as he said, your shoes would have gotten here a long time ago, so better move on. At another time, while he was in London I asked him to take me with him. And he told me not to worry, that he would come for me. I waited and waited, and he never did. The two times he ever promised me something when I was growing up, he failed to fulfill them. That has never left my mind.”
On Father’s Day every year, she usually celebrates her mother for playing the role of both a mother and father in her life.