HAPPY BIRTHDAY: 31 Facts About Yvonne Okoro As She Turns 31 Today

Date: 25-11-2015 6:18 pm (5 years ago) | Author: Victor A. Ofoma
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African actress cum producer, Yvonne Okoro is a year older today. To celebrate the multiple award winning star, here are 31 facts you should know about the talented black beauty.

1. Yvonne was born on November 25, 1984.

2. She’s a Ghanaian actress of Nigerian and Ghanaian origin.

3. Her father comes from Abia State in Nigerian, and her mother is from Enyan Abaasa in Ghana.

4. Her Igbo name is Chinyere.

5. Yvonne prefers to be called an African.

6. She comes from a very large family, as the first child of her mother and the fifth of all siblings.

7. Yvonne started showing interest in acting while she was a little child but her disciplinarian father insisted she focus on her education.

8. For her primary education she attended Achimota Preparatory School.

9. She proceeded to Lincoln Community School and then to Faith Montessori School before finally completing her secondary education at Mfanstiman Girls’ Senior High School.

10. In 2002, just after her Senior High Education, Yvonne made her screen debut in “Sticking to the Promise,” a movie produced by Nigerian producer Theo Akatugba.

11. Followed by a cameo role in the hit series Tentacles by the same producer for Point Blank Media Concepts.

12. Those roles paved way for her to feature in ‘Beyonce,’ her first major movie.

13. She has a Barchelor’s degree in arts, combining English and Linguistics, which she obtained from the University of Ghana.

14. In 2008/09, she enrolled at the University De-Nantes in France where she studied Press Civilization, Drama and Marketing.

15. She’s one of the first Ghanaian actress to feature in a movie in France.

16. She’s so popular in Ghana most of her fans think she’s full blood Ghanaian.

17. Since her debut in 2002, she has featured in over 70 Ghanaian and Nigerian movies.

18. The actress made her debut as a producer in the 2012 movie “The Contract” which won her an AMAA and AMVCA award.

19. She won Best Actress Award at the 2010 Ghana Movie Awards.

20. She was nominated for African Movie Academy Awards Best Actress twice in a row in 2011 and 2012 for her movies Pool Party and Single Six.

21. One of the few actress to have received four Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Award.

22. 2012, she was honoured with a Distinguished Achievement Award at the Nigeria Excellence Awards.

23. She is among the top best actresses in Ghana and known for her remarkable performances.

24. Currently she is one of the highest paid actresses in Africa with great commercial value.

25. She’s the CEO of DesamourTv.

26. In 2014, the actress debuted a cooking show “Dining with,” which has hosted top Nigerian celebrities like 2face Idibia, Julius Agwu, Uti Nwachukwu among others.

27. She’s very close to her sisters, Roseline and Elizabeth Okoro.

28. Aside acting, she’s also a philanthropist.

29. In 2013, Yvonne Okoro Commissioned a Playground she Built for the Students of Dzorwulu Special School in Accra, Ghana.

30. Despite her achievement, Yvonne’s father is still not happy with her career choice.

31. Once rumored to have dated Togolese football star, Emmanuel Adebayor. Although, Yvonne has repeatedly denied the claims. 11 months ago, the rumor mills were at work again,  when it was reported that the actress was set to tie the knot with a certain Igbo billionaire.

Posted: at 25-11-2015 06:18 PM (5 years ago) | Gistmaniac
- satsaver at 25-11-2015 06:25 PM (5 years ago)
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Forget the grammar happy bufdae mama...
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- zezprincess at 25-11-2015 06:39 PM (5 years ago)
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Make una follow me de see wetin I de seeooo,Na almost all nigeria celebrities them born 4 nov???I don de take one eye de look una?Anyway Nwanyi Ghana Nigeria HBD,See ur cake
Posted: at 25-11-2015 06:39 PM (5 years ago) | Hero
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- winace at 25-11-2015 06:43 PM (5 years ago)
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Happy birthday
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- dickieponga at 25-11-2015 06:54 PM (5 years ago)
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Na una no, me i no no am..
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- freethinker at 25-11-2015 07:21 PM (5 years ago)
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NWA BIAFRA HBD
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- gogoman at 25-11-2015 08:09 PM (5 years ago)
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NWA GHANA HBD ....... freethinker u dey mad na ghana the pikin not bloody biafra
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- Novic at 25-11-2015 11:57 PM (5 years ago)
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[email protected] self, happy birthday
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- sugarwealth at 26-11-2015 09:01 AM (5 years ago)
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Happy birthday to her
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- moralemike07 at 7-01-2016 09:57 PM (5 years ago)
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HBD to her.
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- moralemike07 at 9-01-2016 06:45 AM (5 years ago)
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Is it important?
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