My Lesbian story part 2 -Yvonne Nelson

My Lesbian story part 2 -Yvonne Nelson

Jim is now seeing fellow Gallywood actress, Nadia Buari. I asked

Yvonne if she was not treading on dangerous path if indeed she had

ever dated Jim Iyke. Smiling, Yvonne told me "I am not dating Jim Iyke

– and that's the truth, but I want to confess that we have very close

relationship. We have great chemistry together – call it some form of

magic between us, especially when we act together.

He is a hot guy and I like him a lot. We are always together when he

comes to Ghana to act in movies, I drive him around. When I am in

Nigeria, he does the same for me. But does that mean that we are

dating? The answer is no. We are great friends – the manner I am with

Majid Michel, John Dumelo – these are great and hot friends of mine as

well. Does it mean that I must date ever person that I have an

on-screen chemistry with?

People should learn to be less judgmental. There is nothing wrong

about having a friendship with a co-star and not talking it to the

physical level."

*Yvonne Nelson

Given that the reason she was alleged to be a lesbian was because she

had not been regularly seen with boyfriend, I asked Yvonne if she was

currently dating. "I am not dating now –conventionally speaking – but

I wouldn't say that I am desperate for a relationship at the same

time.

People have asked me if I don't think I should be considering settling

down, and I tell them that I appreciate their concerns but that I am

still very young. I don't have to rush to get married because everyone

is doing so. When the time comes, I will get married. This may

surprise you: I am a simple girl – very easy to date. If I go out with

a date, it doesn't cost the man money. I don't order expensive

champagne, I don't order exotic meals. My drink of choice is orange

juice.

Most women would say they are looking for a chiseled man –those with

perfect six-packed abs – well, good luck to them. I am not interested

in macho men. I am more interested with the substance-the values and

the humanity the man brings to the table than with his physical or

material possessions. I work hard, so I don't expect my man to have to

slave to satisfy me. I am sure this may surprise you, because any one

who looks at me – analyses the roles I play – may incorrectly define

me according to those roles. That is the exact opposite of what and

who I am – so when the time is right for me to get married, God will

bring that guy to me. "

'No problem with Jackie'

Some years ago, it was widely reported that Yvonne was banned from

Gallywood and Nollywood for one year due to her alleged rift and diva

attitude toward fellow Ghanaian actress – Jackie Appiah –an actress

she is said to be engaged in a fight of supremacy with. I asked Yvonne

what was the status of her relationship with Jackie. In a body

language that showed she was weary of being thought to entertain

animosity towards Jackie, she said: "I don't have problems with Jackie

Appiah at least any that I know of. The industry is large and big

enough to accommodate everyone, so the notion that I am in some form

of competition with her to determine who is a better actress is

ludicrous."

"But according to published report, you were said to have been banned

because you wanted same treatment given to Jackie Appiah on set to be

accorded you, and when that didn't happen, you were said to have

stormed offset, leading to your being banned for conduct not befitting

a top actress", I pointedly told Yvonne. "First of all, let me set the

record straight – no one banned me. I was not banned, period. I was

working throughout the period they claimed I was banned. Concerning my

request to be accorded same treatment as Jackie Appiah, that again is

misleading and untrue. I think I have worked hard enough and

established enough bonafides to have certain things I need in the

industry without having to make an issue out of those demands. I don't

know if some of these rumors emanated

from camps that wanted to amplify a non-existent hostility and rivalry

between Jackie and I. I was in the university for four years and was

acting at the same time. Most times, there were conflicts between my

lectures and time I was supposed to be on set and I would make some

demands and, most times, things didn't go so well on set and, because

I wasn't going to compromise my studies, I tried as much as possible

to manage the two competing demands. Sometimes, I had to make choices

that may not have been pleasant with certain actors and producers. I

want to say that I have no regrets for pursuing my education, at the

same time, giving my best to the industry. It has made me a better

actress – and one with a better inquiring mind".

NEXT WEEK

The first reaction of the husband was to dismiss the video as fake and

a lurid attempt to embarrass him and his family, but on a closer

examination, and seeing clearly the face of his wife, in various

stages of intimacy with a strange man, he was seized by shock and

revulsion. He  could not believe that the wife he married, and who

bore him four children could betray her marital vows in such a public

and embarrassing manner.

When he was told the video had gone viral and that  almost everyone in

the Nigerian Diaspora community had watched the video on their smart

phones, the shock was too much for him to bear. The children were

stunned and the wife, too, ashamed and, with all she had worked for in

the United States about to go up in flames, had been on suicide watch,

in a Washington, DC hospital.

Read the details, next week, of how infidelity and emotional abuse

have turned wives against husbands and husbands against wives in the

Nigerian Diaspora community in the United States. The pathetic case of

a Nigerian nurse whose affair was leaked on Internet with video to

boot, on a suicide watch, her story will make you cry.

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