Yvonne Jegede a popular Nigerian actress, producer, model, television personality and a rare Philanthropist.
She was born in August 26 1983 in Aganegbode, a renowned town in Edo State Nigeria. She is not only beautiful but creative and skillful which have helped her to climb high in acting capacity.
Yvonne Jegede had her primary and secondary education in Lagos State, Nigeria. She later proceeded to University of Cyprus in far away Europe to study International Relations in 2007. On her return to Nigeria in 2012, she again joined Nollywood to continue her acting which she started in 2004 after her secondary education with her first movie “Missing Angels”.
She rose to popularity in a popular music video “African Queen” by 2 Face Idibia featuring alongside with Annie Macaulay Idibia. Yvonne, right from childhood had the dream of becoming a Superstar and was introduced into movie business by one Charles Novia. Ever since, she has proved to be highly talented in acting and interpretation of movie roles.
In 2015, she came up with her first movie “3 is Company”, where she featured as a lead character with other celebrities. The platform created by her hard work and gifted talents in acting soon launched her in role model and she made a cover appearance in the wedding edition of Genevieve Njaji magazine wearing Agatha Moreno wedding gown.
Today, she has featured in over 200 movies including Missing Angels, 10 days in Sun City, The Silver Spoon, Single Married, Forget Me, Smiles of Sweet Love and many others.
Like Oliver Twist asked for more, Yvonne was not satisfied with acting alone. She went into music and has successfully featured in 3 music videos such as the African Queen by 2 Face Idibia, Ego by Disinee and Kokose by Sound Sultan.
In 2017, Yvonne Jegede called it quit with spinsterhood as she got married to her long time boy friend Olakunle Fawole in February 4th, 2017.
Like any other successful stars in Nollywood, she has won several awards including:
- Best Actress of the year at the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards.
- Nollywood Most Promising Actress in Nigeria at the City People Entertainment Awards.
- Most Promising Act to watch at the Golden Icon Movie Academy Awards.
- Best Actress in Supporting role at Africa Movie Academy.
Yvonne Jegede is one of the hottest, most gifted, most talented, most influential and richest Nollywood actresses in Nigeria with a net worth of about $700,000 dollars.