Ghanaian actress and storyteller, Yvonne Nelson, has recently premiered her first story, “I Am Not Yvonne Nelson”. The book explores the story of a young woman who sets out to discover herself but realizes she has been living a false identity. The author comes to her audience stark naked, revealing the good, the bad, and the ugly sides of her life, and the ups and downs of being a celebrity.
“I Am Not Yvonne Nelson” is a spell-binding, explosive, and moving story that reads like a movie script. Yet, unlike a usual biography, the protagonist’s life is intermittently soaked in tears. The book takes you through the drama, twists, and turns that characterize the life of the author. As you read through the pages, you realize that this is not just the story of Yvonne Nelson; it is also the story of anyone who is yet to discover their true identity.
An Explosive Revelation
In her book, Yvonne reveals an astonishing and shocking story. She discloses that rapper Sarkodie impregnated her, and she had to abort the baby. This incident occurred when Sarkodie was still struggling to establish himself in the music industry.
The Potent Seed
Yvonne reveals the events that led to the pregnancy. She had gone for a pregnancy test with her friend Karen. When the results were ready, she was too frightened to open the envelope. Karen opened it and declared, “Charlie, it dey there!” (meaning, “it’s there!”). Yvonne was devastated and called the man responsible for the situation, Sarkodie.
At the time of the pregnancy, Sarkodie was living with his mother and trying to establish himself in the music industry. Yvonne narrates that Sarkodie was not ready to carry any burden when he was still being carried by his mother. While Yvonne and Sarkodie had developed a close relationship, it wasn’t serious. Yvonne was drawn to people in the music industry, and music was her escape from unpleasant life circumstances.
Yvonne had to make the difficult decision to abort the child since Sarkodie was not ready to be a father. Yvonne writes, “It was a grim piece of information that was capable of turning my world upside down.” Yvonne’s story is a revelation of the struggles young women face and the difficult choices they have to make.
Her book tells a story of a young woman who sets out to discover herself, but discovers that she has been living with a false identity. Yvonne’s book is an inspiring story that teaches us all about the courage to discover ourselves. We hope that those who read the book will find it an uplifting and motivational experience.