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Yvonne Nelson covers WOW Magazine; talks pregnancy, marriage, God…

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Actress Yvonne Nelson recently put to bed in Accra. A recent WOW Magazine feature sees her divulge her thoughts on marriage, childbirth, her partner among other things, while displaying a glorious baby bump in excellent images.

32, the actress gave birth on October 29.

A multiple-award-winner, Nelson has starred in over a hundred movies including  ‘Princess Tyra,’ ‘Single and Married,’ ‘One Night in Vegas,’ ‘Heart of Men,’ and ‘The Game,’

Yvonne Nelson has in the past, been reportedly romantically involved with footballer Derek Boateng, Ghanaian broadcaster Jon Germain, Nigerian artistes Ice Prince, Davido and Inyanya.

 

Below are excerpts from the feature:

 

Okay talking about mum, how does she feel about the pregnancy? 

“My mum, she used to be so big on marriage, she was very traditional, marriage then baby, until I got pregnant, its like everything changed, I guess your priority obviously changes to something else. She is now more concerned about the Baby.” She brushes a strand of hair out of her eyes.

“She doesn’t pressure me anymore with marriage you know, like its not like I am engaged or married or anything, it’s just that when it happens, it happens. As a woman you cannot marry yourself.”

 

So you are not like a traditional girl that would rather be married before a child

“I believe if I say that, people might say I am not setting a good example, but I think society is just too hard on most of us. The fact is she adds, “Its good to get married, it’s the right thing to do, but then again if you are a woman and you think you are getting to a certain age and you want to have kids and you meet a responsible guy who hasn’t yet proposed but wants to do the same thing, it depends on you and him.

You can go ahead and do it, if u think the guy is right and responsible and he makes you happy, why not?” Marriage nowadays is just ceremony and a huge wedding. The whole marriage thing, that name is just so scary.”

 

I wondered if the pregnancy was planned, “It was and the truth of the matter is, it’s been something that I have been waiting for since I turned 29.” With a grin on her face she continued, “On my 30th Birthday I was in Venice in Italy. I remember the night before my Birthday, I called my mum and I was crying, I cried, I was so sad, I was seeing someone else then and he was an ideal guy and everything. He took me there for my birthday and he proposed,” looking up to the clear blue sky, almost shy, “but I didn’t put it online, I’m not one of those people that would make a lot of noise on stuffs like that.” She began to caress her bump, “He is somebody I would have loved to have a family with but then he wanted me to move to London.”

Rolling her eyes, “My whole life was going to change because of him and its not something you should do, you don’t have to change your whole life because of a man because of your marriage. I am sure most people do, so in the long run it didn’t workout and although I had been praying for a man like that. I had nothing I was doing in the UK, so I decided that I just had to chill, maybe see what the future holds and keep praying for someone else to come around.” The she starts laughing so hard, “Its quite funny because someone proposed and I didn’t even get to have a baby for the person and then this person who hasn’t proposed I’m having a baby for him, so it’s a vibe, it’s friendship, its understanding, its how happy the person makes you, its not about someone putting a rock on your finger and you forget.”

I was curious to know her reaction when she first knew she was pregnant “I wasn’t sure but I suspected I was. I was in London at the time with my man. I was so ready I knew this was what I wanted at this moment in my life. I pray to God all the time and I tell Him that I want to start a family and have kids of my own, it was part of my prayers so I just knew that I’m not married but this is what I want to do. So when I did a test and it came out positive, I was truly happy.” But the hard part was having to tell my mum, she said wide eyed, almost like she was still afraid. “I waited for my mum she had just returned from a trip, I remember telling her I was pregnant and she was so shocked and her first words were but you are not married and I replied her back yes mum I know and then it was a long conversation.” Yvonne credits her mum for being so supportive through her pregnancy “right now she is just so happy and so am I.”

 

I pray to God all the time and I tell Him that I want to start a family and have kids of my own, it was part of my prayers.

As the crew set up on the beach, we took a short walk on the beach, soaking our legs in the water as we chatted some more. “It’s a girl you know, she continued, and her dad is very excited too.” He is not a first time dad, but he is super happy and very supportive. He is British and such a great person, I admire how amazing he is with kids and I respect him for that.” She suddenly has a smile on her face that seemed permanent, “He takes very great care of me.”

I wonder what I would do first if I fall pregnant, “I was so paranoid because I don’t think I have been to the hospital ever, but I got pregnant and I had go to the hospital like every 2 weeks, you know all these different test one must undergo and its scary you know because its your first time. You just don’t know what to expect. People don’t tell you these things.” She laughs “And from the fifth month I began to hide, when I’m buying something from a store an attendant would come over to the car and attend to me. I have been doing stuffs my self, I stopped attending events, I sometimes cook myself and all that but I still produced and done some other stuff, I don’t have a House help so I get to do something’s myself but seeing the baby bump, the new mum got emotional, “That day it was just everything. I have just been appreciating God the entire time because you can feel something moving in there of course you cannot see the baby but you can feel it. That alone is just a miracle you know aside that it hasn’t been an exciting time because its not easy, I always say wow you guys should have told me how pregnancy is and often they would tell you to sleep on your left side and you cant and you eventually have to sleep on your right side.” Laughs, “My pregnancy has been in-between, I have had some down times.” She needs a drink so we walk back to set and she continues, “I knew I would be needing my family around as its my first time, that’s why I decided to stay back in Ghana, I would have been so hard without my family.”

She gets a cold malt drink and I wanted to know if she and her man were talking marriage in the future, “Marriage is scary but off course I would love to have my child to have a Dad around. We would have to have the ideal family setting. As I said I cant marry myself some one would have to marry me off course. So yeah when it happens I will be glad. I don’t want to put pressure on anyone.”

 

Interview courtesy WOW Magazine.

Styling / art direction @thinkifan
Photography @focusghphotography
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MUA @lawrebabe_mua /@vendajules
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Costum outfit by @ericamoorebrand

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Over 3,000 Vodafone Customers to watch “Black Panther” this Friday

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Over 3,000 loyal Vodafone Ghana customers will, this Friday, get the opportunity to watch the most anticipated Marvel masterpiece, Black Panther and other blockbuster movies at the Silver Bird Cinemas at the West Hills and Accra Malls respectively.

The movie, which premieres globally this Friday, is a 2018 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character Black Panther. The film is directed by Ryan Coogler and stars Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa, king of Wakanda. T’Challa returns home after a journey to find his sovereignty challenged by a long-time adversary in a conflict that has global consequences.

Commenting on the initiative Patricia Obo-Nai, Ag. Director of Sales and Marketing at Vodafone Ghana said:

‘’We are excited that our customers will get to watch Black Panther and other blockbuster movies as part of our quarterly movie experience dubbed “Vodafone X Insomnia.” The all-night movie experience is one of our numerous loyalty programmes designed to reward and show appreciation to our customers.’’

She added that Vodafone will take over the entire SilverBird Cinema halls at the West Hills and Accra Malls to deliver this memorable movie experience and quality entertainment to its customers. Patrons will also be refreshed with free drinks and popcorn during the event.

Black Panther has already broken pre-sale ticket records and is making review history. The film currently holds a 98 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes (it was at 100 percent for a while), but even more impressively, the Marvel film holds the title for the highest rated live-action superhero movie ever.

 

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Veteran actor Super OD passes

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Ghanaian movie legend Asonaba Kweku Darko, better known as Super OD, has reportedly died this morning, February 13.

Over an influential career beginning in the 1970s, the funny man starred in a variety of roles in popular productions, such as the movies Fatal Decision and Double Cross, as well as the Akan Drama on GTV. The actor began his career in the Oppong Drama Group which later became known as Osofo Dodzie Group.

Father of 14 children, Super OD was aged 82.

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2018 VGMAs scheduled for April 14!

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Charterhouse Ghana, organisers of the annual Ghana Music Awards, have announced a line -up of events for this year’s edition.

This was made known at a press conference this morning, February 9.

The festival, sponsored by telecom giant Vodafone, comprises an official launch on March 5, a nominees’ jam in Cape Coast on March 24, a music seminar at the Movënpick Hotel on 12th April, and the main event at the Accra International Conference Centre on April 14. The main event will be followed by a celebration jam in Tema on April 28.

A total of 709 nominations were received for the scheme, about 72% which received online.

Singer Joe Mettle, currently holds the ultimate title of Artist of the Year, something widely believed to be   snatched by dancehall singer Ebony, who was reported dead last night in an accident on the Sunyani – Kumasi road.

Below are images from the event:

 

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Peter Sedufia -directed ‘Sidechic Gang’ premieres this March!

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OldFilm Production, the outfit that published award-winning  period piece “Keteke”, is set to follow it up with highly-anticipated comedy ‘Sidechic Gang’ this March.

Starring Nana Ama McBrown, Lydia Forson, Sika Osei, Adjetey Anang, Bernard Nyarko, Eddie Kufour, Akorfa Edjeane among others, the movie is expected to prove a landmark piece, like “Keteke” did when it was released last year.

Director and CEO of OldFilm Productions, Peter Sedufia, is confident that the motion picture is headed  “beyond the horizon” when it is finally outdoored on March 3 at the Silverbird Cinemas (Accra Mall and West Hill Mall).

 

Synopsis:

“Three female friends find out they can make fortunes from exposing cheating husbands and boyfriends after making tons of cash unexpectedly from reporting a cheating husband to the wife.

They quit their ushering job to set up “Sidechic Gang” – an agency solely dedicated to clamping down the side chick menace. Their services are available to only women.

After few exposè, their Sidechic Gang becomes popular, attracting traffic from victims of side chicks. This translates into more cash for them. The men in the town are unhappy with the sudden popularity of the gang.

The Sidechic Gang’s biggest deal is yet to hit them. It comes from a filthy rich man who suspects his fiancée is cheating on him. He is aware the gang does not serve men, but,                      he is willing to pay anything it costs to justify his suspicion. The gang takes on the task. They know what this means for their bank account. Their greatest opposition, however,             is the many aggrieved men who benefit from the services of side chicks, and would do anything to ensure they fail.

Will the Sidechic Gang succeed in their quest or, the aggrieved men will?”

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Shatta Wale stars in Kejetia Vs. Makola – THE MOVIE!

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Beloved dancehall act, Shatta Wale, will star in a film adaptation of popular sitcom Kejetia Vs. Makola. It will be his second stint onset a movie, after appearing on Shattered Lives in 2016.

The motion picture, scheduled for release sometime this year, sees the “Taking Over” man perform alongside known faces of the Liezer Legacy production: Lawyer Ntim (Richmond Xavier Amoakoh), Judge Louis Lamis (Louis Lamis) among others.

Shatta Wale recently signed with creative arts giant ZYLOFON Music, for a reported fee of $1.5 million. Here are behind-the-scenes images of the production:

 

 

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DStv serves up special love package this FEBRUARY!

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With February being the month of love, DStv is here to ensure that you continue your secret love affair by indulging on your favourite guilty viewing pleasures. From Dad’s secretly favourite reality show binges, to Mom’s suspicious and curious love affair with crime; and what’s with the kids’ obsession with music videos? DStv will serve it all up for you this whole month!

Some of the content to look forward to includes the season premiere of the multi-award-winning sitcom The Big Bang Theory on Valentine’s Day at 5pm on M-Net, when Amy is expected to finally give Sheldon an answer to his proposal.

BET is having Black Love Month this February on Saturdays and Sundays at 6pm, with movies all about hook-ups, break-ups, make-ups and ultimately love everlasting (hopefully)! There’s 35 & Ticking on 3 & A Weekend with the Family on 4 February, Mr. Right on 10 & My first Love on 11 February, Where’s the Love on 17 & Love and Other 4 Letter Words on 18 February Closing off the love chapter is Angela Bassett’s Golden Globe-winning performance of legendary Tina Turner on What’s Love Got to do With It on 24 & Boy Bye on 25 February.

There’s a real-life Royal love story unfolding…and it’s only befitting that DStv shares it with customers in this month of love. Prince Harry and Meghan: Truly, Madly, Deeply airs on iTV Choice on Thursday 15 February at 6pm. The documentary charts the history of Prince Harry and Megan Markel after their engagement, their romance and asks: Who is this woman that the fifth in line to the British throne wants to marry? Tune in!

E! Entertainment is celebrating Valentine’s Day with a ‘…putting a ring on it’ theme from 7am to 7:50pm. The channel will bring you a whole day of wedding-themed programming, from romantic engagements and venue hunting to beautiful weddings. It will feature proposals from Total Bellas, WAGS Miami and Keeping Up with The Kardashians.

Another reality show about love is on the way on Lifetime, Questions of Love from 23 February at 6pm. This bold new relationship format examines what happens to three different couples when they decide to take a major step in their relationship: moving in together for the first time.

Also discover the sinister side of love on IDx’s ‘Love Hurts’-themed programming from 7 February at 7:05pm.  Kiss Of Death tells the true, heart-stopping stories of love turned deadly; Married With Secrets looks at what happens when ‘happily-ever-after’ goes horribly wrong, while Love Kills tells the sordid tale of lovers who vow to be together in sickness, health and murder.

Trace Urban has crooners Ed Sheeran and Sam Smith to serenade you on Focus while Trace Africa will have put together just the right playlist to set the tone for your love-filled Valentine’s weekend.

So, no need to call for a ‘Valentine’ to keep you company because it will just be you and your remote cuddling for all the special love moments DStv has in store for you. Besides, there is a whole lot more to explore and discover by visiting www.dstv.com. Who knows you might just find new love!

 

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