Ghanaian actress, Yvonne Nelson has revealed that her mother has never watched any of her movies since she began her career in 2017.
According to her profession as an actress is one-woman agenda because her mother had never entrusted in her talent.
Speaking in an interview with Accra-based Onua FM monitored by Eugenia Obeng she stated that her mother has never been interested in any of her movies neither her solely produced nor the feature ones.
“You know African mothers, they see entertainers as the unserious ones. So, since I started, she has never watched any of my movies before, not even one. It bothers me but I haven’t had the conversation with her. Even with the movies I produced she has never been at the premiers or watched them before”, she said.
She added that the situation is so serious that whenever her movies pop up on the TV screen, she is adamant that without doubt her mother will change the channel.
To the surprise, Yvonne Nelson disclosed that her mother has an interest in other movies, especially soap opera series but the situation is not the same for her movies because her mother simply does not believe in her talent.
However, she made a move to have her mother watch her movies together, she did not watch beyond a single scene.
“Even when I get awards, they do not even mind, same with my two siblings. When I was banned in 2010, I was very depressed and wouldn’t even go out of my room and they still did not care. They are simply uninterested.”
Yvonne said she believes her mother’s identity as a preacher is a contribution factor, as well as some of the sensitive roles she plays.
Nevertheless, she is calling those who believe in her talent to gather at the Silverbird Cinema on 10th February 2023 to watch her latest self-produced movie, dubbed Kotoka.