Open main menu

Chinyere Yvonne Okoro is a Ghanaian actress. She received Ghana Movie Awards Best Actress Award in 2010[1] and was nominated for Africa Movie Academy Awards Best Actress twice in a row in 2011 and 2012 for her movies Pool Party and Single Six.[2] She has also received four Africa Magic Viewers' Choice Award[1] and in 2012 was honoured with a Distinguished Achievement Award at the Nigeria Excellence Awards.[3][4]

Yvonne Okoro
Yvonne Okoro in Purple.jpg
Born
Chinyere Yvonne Okoro
OccupationActress
Years active2002–present
Websiteyvonneokoro.com

Early lifeEdit

Born to a Ghanaian mum and a Nigerian dad. Yvonne Okoro is of mixed lineage and calls herself an African.[2] She comes from a very large family, as the first child of her mother and the fifth of all siblings. She, from a young age, showed desire to be an actress. She attended Achimota Preparatory School after which she went to the Lincoln Community School and then to Faith Montessori School. She continued at Mfantsiman Girls Secondary School after which she enrolled at University of Ghana, Legon where she did Bachelor of Arts, combining English and Linguistics. Subsequently, she was at the Universite de Nantes in France to study Press Civilization, Drama and Marketing.[2]

CareerEdit

She made her screen debut in Sticking to the Promise, a 2002 movie produced by the Nigerian producer Theo Akatugba, just after her Senior High Education.[2] She also played a cameo role in the hit series Tentacles by the same producer for Point Blank Media Concepts.

She's currently the host of Dinning with Cooks and Braggarts. Cooks and Braggarts is a celebrity cooking show that features well-known figures to mint their hands on how they cook their favourite foods while bespeaking about various topics.[5]

FilmographyEdit

  • Queen Lateefah
  • Mother's love
  • Beyonce: The President’s Daughter
  • The Return Of Beyonce
  • The President’s Daughter
  • Desperate To Survive
  • The Game
  • Agony Of Christ
  • Royal Battle
  • Queen Of Dreams
  • ‘Le Hotelier’ in France
  • Pool Party
  • Sticking to the promise
  • Single Six
  • Why Marry
  • Best Friends (Three can play)
  • Blood is Thick
  • Four Play
  • Four Play reloaded
  • Forbidden City
  • Contract (28th dec. 2012) with Hlomlo dandala.[6]
  • I Broke my Heart
  • Adams Apples film series (2011–2012)
  • Crime
  • Ghana Must Go (2016)[7]
  • Rebecca (2016)[8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Yvonne Okoro, Efya Made Ambassadors For Head Of State Awards". dailyguideghana.com. Retrieved 22 February 2015.
  2. ^ a b c d "10 things you don't know about Yvonne". Retrieved 22 February 2015.
  3. ^ "BUZZ Yvonne Okoro honoured by Nigeria Excellence Awards". Retrieved 22 February 2015.
  4. ^ "Yvonne Okoro". ghananation.com. Retrieved 22 February 2015.
  5. ^ "Yvonne Okoro Returns With 'Dining With Cooks & Braggarts'". Modern Ghana. 2018-12-06. Retrieved 2019-06-11.
  6. ^ Link text, additional text.
  7. ^ "Everything you need to know about Yvonne Okoro's upcoming movie". Pulse Nigeria. Chidumga Izuzu. Retrieved 19 May 2015.
  8. ^ http://sparrowproductions.net/rebecca/

External linksEdit