Ghana’s social media is abuzz with reports of actress Yvonne Nelson’s revelation about an alleged affair with rapper Sarkodie.
The actress shared this information in her recently launched book titled ‘I Am Not Yvonne Nelson,’ which took place at Peduase Lodge in Ghana on Sunday, June 18. According to her, Sarkodie impregnated her, and she underwent an abortion.
Within chapters eight, specifically pages 88-95, of her new book, Yvonne narrates their alleged romantic involvement. She writes:
“When I suspected a possible pregnancy due to missing my monthly cycle, I decided to take a pregnancy test. Karen accompanied me, and when the result was ready, I lacked the strength to open it. Karen opened it instead and delivered the verdict. Charlie, it’s there!
“On any other day, I might have laughed it off, sparking cheerful conversations and jokes. But this was a serious matter, capable of turning my world upside down. I wasn’t solely responsible for the situation, so I contacted the man whose potent seed had impregnated me. His name is Michael Owusu Addo, a renowned Ghanaian musician better known as Sarkodie.
“Sarkodie was a rising musician with the potential to become one of the biggest artists in Ghana and beyond. However, at the time, his future appeared uncertain, and his path through life seemed unclear. Success was not guaranteed. He still lived with his mother and was not ready to bear the burden while being supported by her.
“I wouldn’t classify what we had as a serious relationship. I was drawn to people in the music industry, as music was my escape from life’s hardships. I admired his talent, and we began talking and growing closer.”
Yvonne Nelson also revealed her attempt to terminate the pregnancy by consuming a concoction provided by a colleague. However, to her disappointment, the substance proved ineffective as a subsequent test confirmed her continued pregnancy.
She explained that she chose to terminate the pregnancy because she grew up without a father and didn’t want to bring a child into the world whose father would refuse to accept responsibility.
“The first thing that crossed my mind when he declined to keep the pregnancy was my own life. I had grown up without a father, frequently reminded that I was a mistake.
“I still wondered if the man whose name I carried was truly my father. How could I bring another life into this world, subjecting them to the same rejection I experienced from Mr. Nelson? If there was a way to spare someone else the trauma I endured, why would I reject that option, especially when I wasn’t ready?”
Yvonne Nelson further recalled successfully undergoing the abortion but expressed deep regret, stating that it was one of the most regrettable mistakes in her life. If she could turn back the clock, she would make a different choice.