Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Ghanaian actress Yvonne Nelson has won Ghana Best Actress Award at this year’s City People Awards.
The event was held last Sunday at Lekki in Nigeria.
The event, which was organized by City People Media Group, publishers of City People Magazine, brought together hundreds of the crème de la crème of Nigeria’s showbiz industry as well as a few stars from Ghana.
The Ghanaian delegation included Afya and adorable actress Yvonne Nelson who snatched the enviable award of Ghana’s best actress.
Yvonne, a popular actress with good looks, has starred in many Ghanaian and Nigerian movies.
Her 2008 lead role in the movie ‘Princess Tyra’, which also featured Van Vicker, was her claim to fame.
Currently with a tall list of movies to her credit, Yvonne is not a household name only in Ghana but Africa as a whole.  
The City People honor was also for her contribution to the Ghana and Nigeria movie industries for the past years. Unconfirmed reports say other Ghanaian celebrities were also honored at the awards at the ceremony; but Yvonne’s was confirmed at press time yesterday. 
Sunday’s recognition makes it her fourth in her career as an actress.
In 2009, she was named Joy Fm Nite with the Stars Best Actress. Last year, she was adjudged Ghana’s Favourite Actress at the first Ghana Movie Awards. Also, her song about glaucoma picked up a prize at the last Ghana Music Awards.
Yvonne is one of the few Ghanaian actresses committed to giving back to their society, via her glaucoma foundation. The actress has been leading a campaign against glaucoma after launching her glaucoma foundation.
Besides adopting a glaucoma victim to cater for his medical expenses, she also donated GH¢1000 to support the Glaucoma Association of Ghana Fund to help patients afford medication.  Currently, she is organizing glaucoma essay competition in various basic schools across the country. She has since been encouraging school children to partake in the essay competition in which the main winner will win a two-week holiday trip to the UK and other attractive prizes including laptops and a chance to work with her foundation.



  
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