In her most recent book launch, “I Am Not Yvonne Nelson,” Ghanaian actress Yvonne Nelson revealed that she had an affair with Ghanaian rapper Sarkodie in 2010 that resulted in a pregnancy.
She narrates in the book why she decided to end the pregnancy because the rapper refused to accept responsibility.
She claims that the rapper claimed to have a second girlfriend.
Yvonne describes in Chapter 8 of the book, which was released on Sunday, June 18, 2023, at the Peduase Lodge, how she took a potion from a friend to try to end the pregnancy.
“I had gone for a pregnancy test to confirm what becomes the obvious conclusion for a sexually active young woman who missed 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.”
“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,” she further states in the book.
According to the actress,
“Sarkodie was 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.”
That notwithstanding, Yvonne indicates that their relationship was not a serious one.
“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.”
Yvonne Nelson mentions that the incident occurred when she was 25 years old, just when her acting career was beginning to take off. It halted her humanitarian efforts and other opportunities in Nigeria.
“Having an abortion is one of the most regrettable mistakes in life. If the clock of time could be rewound to my younger self, I would keep it. But the benefit of hindsight is something not useful because the lessons learned cannot be applied retrospectively,” the book captures.
The actress discusses her struggles as a young woman on a journey to self-discovery in “I Am Not Yvonne Nelson.”
Meanwhile, rapper Medikal purchased the book for GHC100,000 during the launch.