Award-winning Ghanaian actress, Yvonne Nelson in her new book, “I am not Yvonne Nelson” poured out her pains and life experiences.
Yvonne in her book, “I am not Yvonne Nelson” which launched at Peduase Lodge, Ghana on Sunday, disclosed how Ghanaian rapper, Sarkodie impregnated her in 2010 and refused to take responsibility for the child.
Narrating the incident on pages 88-95 of chapter eight of her new book, Yvonne said the artiste was still living with his mother at the time and not ready to father a child.
She wrote; “I had gone for a pregnancy test to confirm what becomes the most obvious conclusion for a sexually active young woman who misses her monthly flow. I was in the company of Karen. And when the test result was ready, I wasn’t strong enough to open it. She did and declared the verdict. “Charlie, it dey there!” she exclaimed.
On an ordinary day, I would have laughed out loud and that would trigger a string of jolly conversations and jokes. But this was no laughing matter. It was a grim piece of information that was capable of turning my world upside down. I wasn’t the only one responsible for the situation, so I called the man whose potent seed had germinated in me. His name is Michael Owusu Addo, a renowned Ghanaian musician who is better known as Sarkodie.
Sarkodie is a budding musician with the potential to become one of the biggest artists in Ghana and beyond. At the time, however, the future looked uncertain, and his way through the maze of life still appeared too foggy to predict. Success was not guaranteed. He was still living with his mother and was not ready to carry a burden while he was being carried by his mother.
“I wouldn’t call what had developed between us a serious relationship. I gravitated toward people in the music industry. For the longest time in my life, music was my getaway from all the unpleasant things life threw at me. So, I liked his talent. We started talking and got close. Closer.”
In the eight chapter of the memoir, the mother of one said she tried to terminate the pregnancy by ingesting some concoctions from her colleague but to her disappointment, the substance was ineffective as a test revealed she was still pregnant.
Yvonne said she chose to abort the pregnancy because she grew up without a father figure in her life and doesn’t want her child to have the same experience.
“The first thing that hit me when he said no to keeping the pregnancy was my own life. I had grown up without a father in my life. I had often been reminded of how I had been borne by mistake.
“I was still wondering if the man whose name I bore was my father. How was I going to bring another human being into this world to live like me, someone whose father would reject him or her as Mr. Nelson had rejected me? If there was a way to spare someone else the trauma I was contending with, why would I reject that option, especially when I was not,” Yvonne Nelson said in her book.
She, however, stated that she regrets terminating the pregnancy.
“It is one of the most regrettable mistakes in my life. If the clock of life could be rewound to my younger self, I would keep it.”
Following the movie star’s bombshell revelation, fans dig up a video of Sarkodie alluding Yvonne to be his type.
In an interview with media personality, Stephani Coker for MTV Base Africa, when asked to pick between Yvonne and Lydia, Sarkodie said Yvonne is more of his type.
Question: “Who is more your type Lydia Fordson or Yvonne Nelson??
Yvonne: I don’t know Lydia personally, I have had an encounter with Yvonne.
I picked Yvonne because I know her”.