Yvonne Chinyere Okoro Biography And Net Worth: Family History & Life Story Of Ghanaian Nigerian Actress Based In Accra Ghana
Making a name as one of the biggest stars in the entertainment industry and remaining relevant for years to come is not an easy task. It requires exceptional talent, hard work and somewhat good looks, not only those attributes are needed but the most important which is learning to ride along with the waves of criticism, allegations and other negatives that come with being a celebrity and its fame.
These are factors beautiful actress Yvonne Okoro has managed to master and today she is one of Africa’s most paid and sought after TV personalities. Yvonne Okoro who is of mixed origin has always done well to impress her fans and colleagues over the years. From attaining the status of one of the most learned actresses in the entertainment industry to being one of the most decorated ones, her life has been a roller-coaster of breaking boundaries.
Although the actress has witnessed a very successful and rewarding career over the years, the road has not been completely smooth, and she has had her fair share of ups and downs. Nonetheless, Yvonne Okoro is an exceptional individual. Her beauty is astonishing, with many of her A-list colleagues claiming to be crushing on her. Her works have represented the African continent graciously on the international stage, and most importantly she is a source of inspiration to fans as well as colleagues.
This article offers you a detailed journey into the life of one Ghana and Nigeria’s darling, Yvonne Okoro.
Yvonne Okoro’s Early Life
Yvonne Okoro whose full name is Chinyere Yvonne Okoro was born on the 6th of November 1984 to parents of mixed origin. Her father who is a Nigerian and her mother is Ghanaian. Her father is a polygamist, and so she grew up with a very large family, although she was the first of her mother’s biological children. Her immediate family which consisted of herself, parents and five younger siblings spent most of their childhood days in Ghana, where she developed an interest in the TV and entertainment industry while growing up.
Her immediate family consists of her five siblings. Two girls who are named Roseline and Elizabeth, while the other three are guys named Raymond, Martin, and Kenneth. She is the fifth child overall as her father is a polygamous man with many wives. The entire family spent most of their life in Ghana.
When the young actress got to the appropriate age she was enrolled at the Achimota Preparatory School which in Accra Ghana; she had her primary education there before she subsequently went to Lincoln Community School and Mfantsipim Girls School, where she completed her fundamental education and earned her basic school certificate. A short while after she was done at the Mfantsipim Girls School she got her first movie role in a movie titled ‘Sticking To The Promise’ in 2002, the young actress did well to impress but could not proceed any further as this was against her father’s wishes.
During her stay at these school, the actress had developed an interest in the entertainment industry, particularly as an actress but could not immediately go after a career in acting as her father was opposed to it. Therefore, after her secondary school, Yvonne Okoro proceeded to the University of Ghana where she earned herself a degree in English and Linguistics. At this time she had more freedom and was exposed, she used this time to further develop her acting skills through several school activities. Her time at the University Of Ghana was a successful one, and the beautiful actress had an opportunity to further her education abroad, one she grabbed by the horn.
The actress finally ended her education at the prestigious University De-Nantes, in France, where she learned Drama, Marketing and Press Civilization. With her experience in several regions and high mental prowess attained over the years, Yvonne Okoro become a mountain of knowledge, talent, and skill. A rare combination in the entertainment industry and it didn’t take long for her to make it to the big screen.
Yvonne Okoro’s Career, Awards & Net Worth
Yvonne Okoro had already made her presence known in the entertainment industry when she featured in Theo Akugba’s movie ‘Sticking To The Promise’ after her secondary education in 2002. The young actress did well to impress the producer who was of Nigerian origin and so by the time she was done with her education there was a myriad of roles awaiting her, she subsequently went to feature in Theo Akugba’s other project, Tentacles. This brought her to the spotlight not only in Ghana’s Ghallywood but also Nigeria’s Nollywood movie industry.
Over the years, with her beauty and skills combined with her mental prowess, the actress steadily gained significance in the entertainment industry, featuring alongside many of the top-rated A-list actors and actresses of that time. She finally got her breakthrough when she played the lead role in the hit movie ‘Beyonce’. The movie was a very successful one, and it put her in the limelight, rapidly raising her position among the ranks.
Since her role in ‘Beyonce’, it has been a constant movement up the ranks in her profession. She has since then featured in over 150 movies both in Ghallywood and Nollywood. Some of her most prominent movies include four play, Return of Beyonce, The Game and so many others. A decade into her career, Yvonne Okoro had attained the status of one of the most sought-after actresses in Africa as a whole, alongside colleagues such as Nadia Buari, Jackie Appiah and a few others. She was reported as one of the highest paid actresses, a status well deserved and earned by the astonishing works done by the beautiful actress over the years.
Yvonne Okoro is a multi-talented individual, and so has a host of awards to her name. She is one of the most decorated individuals in the Ghanaian movie industry, winning awards on both the local and international scene. She earned her first major award eight years after her movie debut as a young actress in 2002, it was the award of Best Actress at the Ghana Movie Awards in 2010. She was subsequently nominated in the following years for Best Actress award at the Africa Movie Academy Award consecutively in 2011 and 2012. She did well to crown this by reaching an amazing feat of being a four-time winner at the Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA). In 2012 the actress was honored for her exceptional works in Nigeria, she is one of the few actresses to have won the honorary Achievement Award at the Nigeria Entertainment Awards. An award that is based purely on merit and vital contributions.
Yvonne Okoro is one of the biggest stars to have ever come out of Africa. Her high mental prowess has served as a topping on the cake that has helped propel her to great heights in her career, and today she is one of the most respected and sought-after actresses in the entertainment industry. All these qualities, achievements, works, endorsements and private investments accumulated over the years have earned her an estimated Networth of $0.5million.
Yvonne Okoro’s Family Life & Relationships
Yvonne Okoro is not only Ghanian but also Nigerian as her father is from Nigeria. This is a fact many of her fans are not aware of as she has preferred to refer to herself as ‘African’. She was born into a large polygamous family and is the 5th child out of her father’s many children. She has five other siblings. Two girls named Elizabeth and Roseline, followed by three male siblings named Kenneth, Martin, and Raymond. It is believed her siblings are also trying to make their way into the entertainment industry, especially the females. Yvonne Okoro along with her family spent most of their childhood lives in Ghana.
On issues of romance, the actress is one that has remained tight-lipped over the years; she was, however, quick to disclose that she does not fancy good looking men, a deviation from the norm especially of women within her profession. And she has never been married, although she has been rumored to be in a romantic relationship with several big stars.
When asked the reason for her decision to remains single even though she is regarded as one of the most beautiful women in Africa and has a good career. The actress mentioned that it was just a matter of principles, and one she was certain to stick to was that she would never be involved in a romantic relationship with anyone within the same industry as her.
That statement rules out rumors connecting her with many of the big male stars in the entertainment industry at that time. It is, however, unclear if she is involved in a Romantic relationship with football star Emmanuel Adebayor. The actress came out to deny this, stating that they are only friends but her fans think otherwise following the expensive 12 million Naira car gifted to her by the football star.
As of the moment, the romantic status of the beautiful actress remains single as she has denied all claims of being involved with anyone and always careful to never disclose her love interest. She, however, disclosed that her celebrity crush would be ‘Tom Hardy’, an American Hollywood star that is out of her league. Everyone is allowed to dream, but that is certainly not the type of news her fans are expecting to hear from her.
Is Yvonne Okoro going to settle down anytime soon? That’s a question her fans are looking forward to its answer very soon.
Yvonne Okoro’s Latest News
The actress seems to be having the time of her life with a booming career and a life without any ‘man’ stress, at least none that her fans are aware of. She is currently 33 years old and still has her eyes on the big trophies. Her recent prominent projects include Fallen Roses, Royal Lovers, and blockbuster Ghana Must Go, which she dazzled with her stunning look on the red carpet at its premiere.
Yvonne Okoro can be referred to as one of the few actresses that have attained the status of being a household name in Ghana. This has earned her several endorsements with the bigwig organizations located in Ghana. One of them is the popular electronics company, Philips. This is quite amazing as they will be sponsoring the actress-TV show titled ‘Dinning With Yvonne’. The actress keeps winning on all sides, and this is well earned after her years of constant work and contribution to the entertainment industry of Ghana and Africa as a whole.
On family issues, it is also believed that Yvonne Okoro is trying to introduce her siblings into the entertainment industry, particularly her sisters Roseline and Elizabeth. This can be confirmed by her serious support for her sister, Roseline when she was contesting for Miss Ghana, one of the top rated beauty pageants in Ghana. The actress, however, received wide criticism from the public as they saw her support as an unfair advantage against other contestants who were less popular, her sister eventually lost. Nonetheless, both siblings have got the looks and charisma needed to make it in the entertainment industry and this combined with Yvonne’s fame and experience, they are on their path to success.
The actress does not look like she is going to settle down any time soon as there is no news about any man or serious romantic relationship in her life. She, however, has a lot on her plate with several movie projects and business. The actress has decided to finally put her skills to use having established her company named Demasour Company Limited. The company is one that deals in advertising and marketing. A skill she picked up during her time in France.
She is a philanthropist and has done well to provide help to the less privileged in several parts of Ghana. Yvonne Okoro is an exceptional actress and ‘businesswoman’. Her good looks, mental prowess and incredible roles in movies have earned her her place as one of Africa’s greatest.
Even though she is a Nigerian by birth, she has never really done anything tangible in Nigeria that is why she is more popular in Ghana than she is in Nigeria.