How I used money made from Nigeria movie industry to fund my Ghanaian projects – Yvonne Nelson

Popular Ghanaian actress, Yvonne Nelson, opened up on how she realized money from making movies in Nigeria to produce her Ghanaian movies.

Speaking in an interview on a Ghanaian radio station, Hitz FM, the actress said she made a decent living while making films in Nigeria.

A Ghanaian radio station, asked the actress, who has featured in several Nollywood movies, on how she made money from Nigeria.

She said, “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.

“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 has been rewarding if you know what you are doing and your movies are good.”


On ways to move Ghana’l movie industry forward, Nelson said some of her colleagues should become producers.


Nelson, who has starred in many Nollywood movies, urged Ghanaian actors to put more effort into reviving the country’s movie industry.

“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.

“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,” she added

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