Yvonne Nelson accuses Sarkodie of impregnating her but denies responsibility
In her gripping memoir titled ‘I Am Not Yvonne Nelson,’ the author reveals a deeply personal experience involving a pregnancy termination due to the refusal of the man responsible to accept responsibility for his actions. The incident took place in 2010 and revolves around a rapper based in Terna. Yvonne Nelson discloses that the rapper in question is Sarkodie, the renowned Ghanaian musician who has since become an icon and multiple award winner.
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Yvonne Nelson recounts a pivotal moment when she went for a pregnancy test accompanied by her friend Karen. Unable to muster the courage to open the test result herself, Karen read it aloud, delivering the undeniable verdict. The news was anything but lighthearted, capable of upending Yvonne’s world. Realizing that she was not solely responsible for the situation, she contacted the man whose actions had led to her pregnancy.
This man was identified as Michael Owusu Addo, popularly known as Sarkodie, a promising musician at the time with the potential for great success in Ghana and beyond. However, his circumstances at that time, still living with his mother and lacking readiness for the responsibilities of fatherhood, influenced his response.
Yvonne Nelson clarifies that their relationship was not a serious one, but rather a connection formed through their mutual affinity for the music industry. Music had always been Yvonne’s escape from life’s hardships, and she admired Sarkodie’s talent, leading them to grow closer emotionally.
Chapter 8 of her memoir reveals Yvonne’s attempt to abort the pregnancy by ingesting concoctions provided by a colleague. Unfortunately, the substances did not have the desired effect, as subsequent tests confirmed her continued pregnancy. Faced with the reality of becoming a single mother with a partner who had refused to accept responsibility, Yvonne, who had grown up without a father, made the difficult decision to terminate the pregnancy. She did not want to subject another child to the same rejection she had experienced in her own life.
Yvonne Nelson reflects on her choice to abort the baby, expressing deep regret and acknowledging it as one of the most profound mistakes of her life. Looking back, she realizes that she would have chosen differently, as the experience brought her immense pain and sorrow. She emphasizes the importance of sparing others from similar trauma, especially when she herself had not been spared from it.
‘I Am Not Yvonne Nelson’ presents an explosive and captivating account of a young woman’s quest to discover her true identity, only to realize that she has been living under false pretenses. The book delves into the dramatic twists and turns of her life, resembling a spellbinding movie script.
However, the protagonist, being an actor herself, grapples with a reality that often leaves her tearful. Unconventional for an autobiography, the author lays herself bare before her audience, offering an unfiltered glimpse into her life and exposing both the positive and negative aspects, not only of her own experiences but also of the glamorous yet deceptive world of celebrities.