Popular Ghanaian actress and model, Yvonne Nelson has expressed her regret for not taking her education serious while in school.
2015 Most Stylish Actress and mother of one revealed how she dedicated little time for her books after getting a role in the entertainment industry in a recent interview.
She further stressed the challenges she encountered in making out time to re-write some paper after she failed her Senior High School (SHS) examination.
“I would appear on stage each Saturday in SHS. I had to rewrite some papers. I was so passionate about entertainment that I didn’t take my schooling serious.”
“You can easily mess up and not get admitted into the university. I regret not paying attention to my education so when I see kids of today, I tell them to concentrate on their books,” she said.
Furthermore, Yvonne stressed the need to climb the educational ladder, regardless of career path.
“I was already at Central University. And it wasn’t easy combining locations with lectures. I had to decide early. It was complicated.
“Nigerian producers were offering me tempting contacts and I was stuck between accepting the offers or not.”
“But, I had to focus on college and I was so excited I did that and have graduated, I didn’t want to defer,” she added
She, however, urged the young ones (teenagers) to take their education seriously because that is the only legacy their parents could offer them.
Nelson was a former Miss Ghana contestant before her journey into the entertainment industry began and bust onto the movie scene with big-screen roles in Princess Tyra and Playboy. Nelson, who is also a film producer and entrepreneur delved into movie production in 2011, while in the same year, her first production The Price, was released. She also produced Single and Married in 2012 and House of Gold in 2013, respectively.
She was awarded the Best Picture at the Ghana Movie Awards and Best Ghanaian Movie at the 2013 City People Entertainment Awards.