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Sarkodie made me to abort our baby – Yvonne Nelson

Award-winning actress, Yvonne Nelson has revealed that she aborted a pregnancy for Sarkodie in 2010 after a short relationship.

According to her, she took the decision following Sarkodie’s decision not to take responsibility of the child.

Narrating the incident on pages 88-95 of Chapter eight of her new book, “I am not Yvonne Nelson” launched at Peduase Lodge yesterday, June 19, Yvonne said Sarkodie and his manager at the time accompanied her to a clinic at Mamprobi to get the foetus removed. That was after a failed attempt with pills recommended by a friend.

In the book, she stated that she went to meet Sarkodie at Tema, who was still living with his mother and driving a Toyota Rav 4.

“I sensed the intensity of his emotions when I broke the news to him. I could hear his heart pounding, and when he finally found his voice, he faltered. His message was, however, unambiguous. He didn’t want the pregnancy. That would damage him and his career. The only option was to get rid of it.

“Sarkodie was a budding musician with the potential to become one of the biggest artists in Ghana and beyond. At the time, however, the future looked uncertain, and his way through the maze of life still appeared too foggy to predict. Success was not guaranteed. He was still living with his mother and was not ready to carry a burden while he was being carried by his mother.

“I wouldn’t call what had developed between us a serious relationship. I gravitated toward people in the music industry. For the longest time in my life, music was my getaway from all the unpleasant things life threw at me. So, I liked his talent. We started talking and got close.

“The first thing that hit me when he said no to keeping the pregnancy was my own life. I had grown up without a father in my life. I had often been reminded of how I had been borne by mistake.

“I was still wondering if the man whose name I bore was my father. How was I going to bring another being into this world to live like me, someone whose father would reject him or her as Mr Nelson had rejected me?

“ If there was a way to spare someone else the trauma I was contending with, why would I reject the option, especially when I was psychologically and emotionally prepared to be a mother?” part of the Chapter reads.

“I am not Yvonne Nelson”  is an autobiography about Yvonne Nelson where the actress, who is the CEO of YN productions talks about her challenges growing up and how they have shaped her.

The launch was graced by players in the creative industry including John Dumelo, Adjetey Anang, Sammy Forson and singer Becca. 

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