Yvonne Jegede is an award-winning Nollywood actress, movie producer, and model. Also, she is the founder and CEO of MMI Productions Limited.
Yvonne Jegede Background
Yvonne Jegede was born on the 25th of August,1983, in Agenebode, Edo State, Nigeria, to Mr and Mrs Jegede. Her primary and secondary education was in Lagos, Nigeria. After she obtained her Senior Secondary School Certificate (SSCE), she left Nigeria to study International Relations at a University in Cyprus, Europe.
Yvonne Jegede’s childhood was fun and exciting because she had a loving family that provided all her needs and gave her so much attention. Growing up, Yvonne wanted to become a beauty queen and one day, Miss Nigeria. Unfortunately, she did not have the opportunity to participate in any pageant because of her height.
Yvonne Jegede was married to Olakunle Fawole and the union is blessed with a son- Xavier Fawole.
Yvonne Jegede Career
Yvonne Jegede didn’t have the slightest idea that one day she would be a Nollywood star actress. But as fate would have it, she got the opportunity and did not back down. She embraced her newfound career path and is now passionate about acting.
Yvonne Jegede commenced her career as an actress in 2004 after Charles Novia invited her to be among the cast for his movie. It was on set of that movie that she met Uzodinma Okpechi, who invited her to feature in 2face Idibia’s African Queen video. Yvonne’s parents didn’t buy the idea of their daughter becoming an actress because they felt it was a career without prospects.
Eventually they came around, after she did a movie for the Redeemed Christian Church of God. Her father was a Redeemed church member, so he was pleased to see his daughter perform at the church’s convention ground.
Thus far, Yvonne Jegede has featured in over 150 movies and has produced about three movies.
Yvonne Jegede’s Filmography
2004 – 2017
- Two Hearts That Binds Together
- Missing Angel – 2004
- Forget Me Not – 2008
- Secret Mansion – 2014
- Power Mansion – 2014
- 3 is Company – 2015
- Husbands of Lagos – 2015
- Pot of Life – 2015
- The Sassy One – 2015
- The First Lady – 2015
- House Girl Lover – 2015
- True Lies – 2015
- ATM – 2016
- Shoot To Kill – 2016
- Fine Girl – 2016
- Crazy Ex-Girlfriend – 2016
- Okafor’s Law – 2017
- Climax – 2017
- Unveil – 2017
2017 – 2019
- Side Chic Squad – 2017
- The Third Chance – 2017
- Mr Not So Perfect – 2017
- 10 Days in Sun City – 2017
- Gone to America – 2017
- The First Lady – 2017
- The Good Wife – 2017
- Strange Affection – 2017
- Smiles of Sweet Love – 2017
- Love and Cancer – 2018
- Jason – 2018
- Gold Statute – 2019
- A Night Before – 2019
- Red Obsession – 2019
- Get Mad Get Even – 2019
- Kasanova – 2019
- For Old Times Sake – 2019
- The Millions – 2019
- Oge’s Sister – 2019
- My Family – 2019
- Diamonds in the Sky – 2019
Yvonne Jegede Quotes
“…Instead of getting stuck in the negativity, turn to those habitually optimistic people who have figured out how to see the brighter side of life and remain positive no matter what… so you can learn to do the same.”
“People go where they feel WELCOMED but stay where they feel VALUED.”
“In life, the difference between winning and losing is all in the details…”
“Calm mind brings inner strength and self-confidence, so that’s very important for good health…”
“The world is a crazy place; you will get drowned in its craziness if you don’t consistently work on yourself…”
“The higher you get, the thinner the air gets. The more you progress in life, the more you lose friends.”
“Becoming deaf to negativity is something only you can decide. It doesn’t matter what people say, good or bad, once you start feeding on the opinions of others you will get lost in them…”
“Life is not as bad as you think, but as bad as you permit it.”
“Social media is a country on its own where anything and everything happens, you find victims and preys, where you hear the truth and the lies. A place your mind can be used depending on how YOU want (Good or Bad).”
“Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.”
“To be a champion, I think you have to see the big picture.”
“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.”
Awards And Nominations Of Yvonne Jegede
- Best Kiss In a Movie at the Best of Nollywood Awards (BON) – 2015
- Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards (GIAMA) nominee for Best Supporting Female – 2015
- Best Onscreen Duo nominee at the Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards (GIAMA) – 2015
- Nominee for Best Supporting Actress (English) at the Best of Nollywood Awards (BON) – 2016
- Toronto International Nollywood Film Festival (TINFF) nominee for Best Actress in Nollywood/Africa – 2018
- African Film Awards nominee for Best Actress In A Lead Role – 2019
Yvonne Jegede’s Net Worth
According to austinemedia.com, Yvonne Jegede was worth $600,000 in 2017.
Life Lesson From Yvonne Jegede
Drive To Succeed
As an entrepreneur, you must understand that your success isn’t dependent on anyone but you. Yvonne Jegede didn’t have the support of her parents when she commenced her acting career. But, she understood it was her life, and that making the best out of it was her sole decision.
Her parents eventually supported her decision to become an actress because they became proud of her. She gave them a reason to be proud of her because she did not give up.
Be focused on your hustle and keep pushing, and watch naysayers, become your number one cheerleaders.
Not Every Word Count
In life, whether you do right or wrong, people must have their own opinion and express them how they feel. It is up to you, to decide how to take them. For your sanity, you have to build a strong wall and block out any negativity.
Yvonne Jegede’s failed marriage stirred up criticism from people, but she ignored them all and focused on her son and career.
As an entrepreneur, you can borrow a leaf from Yvonne Jegede and understand that, it is not every comment that requires an answer.
Many business owners have suffered depression because they were too concerned about what people said.
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