Yvonne Nelson, the Ghanaian actress, has revealed how she funded her movie production company in Ghana with the money she made from Nigeria.
The 36-year-old actress, who has featured in several Nollywood movies, spoke in a recent interview with Hitz FM, the Ghanaian radio station.
Yvonne said she made “decent money” from Nigeria which she saved to start producing Ghanaian movies in 2010.
“There is money in film, I started in 2010, so I have been using the same money you know. I have made some decent money from Nigeria, so that money I didn’t touch it, it is for production,” she said.
“I have my production account so that is what I have been using to produce all these movies, and luckily for me, some of my past productions I got like placement money from companies to do placements and stuff. It’s been rewarding if you know what you are doing and your movies are good.”
The film star also called on her colleagues in Ghana to join efforts in reviving the country’s movie industry by supporting it financially.
“It can, if John Dumelo, Jackie Appiah, Yvonne Okoro, Van Vicker, we all become producers. I believe everyone is going to see it, you know, the revival will be seen. I am urging people, not just outsiders or people who have money, we can do it on our own,” she added.
“I can’t be the only one going around talking and saying let’s do this, people can see that we are not even bothered about the industry, we don’t care if it crashes or not so yeah if we can all start producing and helping the younger ones also showcase their talents, I believe we will start from somewhere.”
Yvonne has produced several movies including ‘The Price’, ‘Single and Married’, ‘House of Gold’, ‘If Tomorrow Never Comes’ as well as ‘The Men We Love.’
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