Yvonne Nelson has recalled how practically all of her friends abandoned her after the Film Producers Association of Ghana (FIPAG) blacklisted her 13 years.
She revealed during an interview on Joy FM that it was only Majid Michel who stood by her in those trying times.
Yvonne claims that following her ban, she had the idea to start making her own films. However, her fellow actors told her that it was a bad idea since it might prevent her from being cast in films by other producers.
“I just wanted to do something on my own and I remember I spoke with a couple of my colleagues (my close friends at the time) and they all said ‘no it’s a bad idea Yvonne. Because when you become a producer no producer will call you to be in their movies so don’t do it’,” she said.
“And during the ban, they all did not support me. It was just Majid. Majid was the one who would follow me, we would go here, go and beg small. So it was just Majid at the time and we were not even that close,” Yvonne added.
The actress and film producer was banned by the Film Producers Association of Ghana (FIPAG) in 2010 for a year.
Yvonne Nelson was banned for a year in 2010 for reportedly showing disrespect on several occasions to her fellow actors, producers and crew members.
The award-winning actress, who is now a film producer, is premiering her new movie titled ‘Kotoka’ at the Silverbird Cinema in Accra on February 14, 2023.