St. Martin De Porres School in Accra
Aggrey Memorial Senior High School
Central University College – Studied Human Resource Management
One of the contestants in Miss Ghana 2005 Beauty Pageant and Yvonne won the Best Talent award by performing an original rap song
Ghana’s Best Actress at the August 2011 City People Awards
GMA favourite actress award 2010
PAMSAA Best International Actress 2012
Hottest Ghanaian Actress in Nollywood (City People Awards 2013)
Best Picture for Single and Married (GMA 2012)
Best Ghanaian Movie for Single and married (City People Awards 2013)
Her first lead role was in a movie titled Princess Tyra. She founded the Yvonne Nelson Glaucoma Foundation in 2010 to help create awareness about the disease. With support from other Ghanaian celebrities, she recorded an all-star charity single, and shot a video to help educate people.
Nelson produced her first movie, The Price, in 2011, followed by Single And Married the next year. The latter won Best Picture at the Ghana Movie Awards and Best Ghanaian Movie in Nigeria at the 2013 City People Awards.