Yvonne Okoro is one of the most famous and successful actresses in Ghana. Lovers of West African movies especially the Ghanaian ones have come across this beauty either playing the star role or supporting actress role. She is a very remarkable actress who you will love in an instance because of her unbeatable performance. However, do you really know your star that well? I guess not. There are many things about Yvonne Okoro that many of her fans do not know or know very little about. To understand your fan better, here is a list of 10 things you should know about Yvonne Okoro.
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10 Things Everyone Should Know About Yvonne Okoro
1. Yvonne Okoro’s Age puzzle
One of the most begging questions about this celebrity that no one has been able to answer is her age. While she usually celebrates her birthday on 25 November of every year, she has failed to commit when it comes to her real age. Last year, she intimated that her age was 34 only to refute it a few months later. She now claims her age ranges between 27 and 29 years.
2. She has mixed lineage
Yvonne Okoro was born to a Nigerian father and Ghanaian mother. Because of this mixed lineage, by African culture she is essentially a Nigerian although her nationality currently is Ghanaian. She prefers to call herself African, period. However, she is so popular in Ghana that most of her fans think she is a pure Ghanaian.
3. Yvonne’s Large family
This African movie superstar comes from a very large family. She is the first born of her mother while the fifth born of all the other siblings. This effectively means that she comes from a polygamous family in which her mother is definitely not the first wife.
4. Her father’s view of her career
Yvonne started showing interest in acting while a little child but her father was very strict on education and could not allow her time to follow through with her talent. However, after successfully completing senior high school, she was now free to pursue her favorite career. Despite her achievement, Yvonne’s father is still unhappy with her TV career.
5. Yvonne Okoro’s movie debut
Even as a child, Yvonne was already showing interest in acting but did not get a chance to pursue her dreams because of schooling. Her debut came just after completing senior high school in a movie entitled “Sticking to The Promise” which was produced by a Nigerian producer known as Theo Akatugba and later in hit series “Tentacles” also produced by Theo. She played cameo role in these movies, which catapulted her to fame and enabling her produce her first, “Beyonce.”