Entertainment of Wednesday, 15 February 2017
Actress Yvonne Nelson, basking in the huge success of her #dumsormuststop vigil in 2015, has promised to always speak on issues that affect society.
She noted that she will be the voice of Ghanaians on social issues affecting the citizenry and therefore wouldn’t hesitate to speak out when the need arises.
Thousands of Ghanaians poured onto the streets – from Legon old gate to the Tetteh Quarshie Interchange – on May 16, 2015, to join celebrities Yvonne Nelson, Van Vicker, Prince David Osei, Barimah Sydney and others, to protest and press on the John Mahama government to solve the load shedding crisis – Dumsor – that affected the country.
After that vigil, “People threatened me. People sent me text messages,” people sent her a lot of ‘bad things’ and “they went all out in threatening me,” Yvonne Nelson recounted in an interview with the BBC.
According to her, she said she was worried about threats to the point that “two weeks after the vigil, I didn’t even sleep in my house, I was staying at my friend’s place because I was scared to go home. It was that serious.”
Now that the country’s power situation is stabilised, the bubbly actress, in spite of the threats, wouldn’t hesitate to still be the voice of the people.
“I will always be the voice for the people. I will always be that person who would voice out the problems of Ghanaians. If I realise something is going on that shouldn’t go on, I would be vocal about it,” Yvonne Nelson said.
Watch the full interview below: