Sunday 13 February 2022

How Money From Nigeria Funded My Ghanaian Movies – Yvonne Nelson


Yvonne Nelson, the Ghanaian actress, has revealed how the money she earned from making movies in Nigeria was used to produce her Ghanaian movies.

Nelson, who spoke during an interview on a Ghanaian radio station, Hitz FM, said she made a decent living while making films in Nigeria.

She stated that she did not spend much of the money she earned but saved it for her movies, adding that producing her movies has been rewarding.

Speaking at the Ghanaian radio station, the actress, who has featured in several Nollywood movies, spoke 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.”

Commenting on how Ghana’s movie industry can step up, Nelson mentioned some of her colleagues who could start making quality movies to revive the country’s film industry.

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 stated.

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