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  • Updated: June 19, 2023

Actress Yvonne Nelson Reveals How She Aborted Rapper Sarkodie's Child

Actress Yvonne Nelson Reveals How She Aborted Rapper Sarkodi

Ghanaian star Yvonne Nelson has shared how she had to abort a baby she was carrying for renowned rapper Sarkodie.

Revealing the bombshell in her new book 'I Am Not Yvonne Nelson', the actress said she was sexually active at the time and when the pregnancy result came back positive, she knew who the father was.

According to her, Sarkodie was still a struggling artiste back then and lived with his mother.

“I had gone for a pregnancy test to confirm what becomes the most obvious conclusion for a sexually active young woman who misses her monthly flow.

Yvonne Nelson

“I was in the company of Karen. And when the test result was ready, I wasn’t strong enough to open it.

“She did and declared the verdict. 'Charlie, it dey there!' she exclaimed.

“On an ordinary day, I would have laughed out loud and that would trigger a string of jolly conversations and jokes.

“But this was no laughing matter. It was a grim piece of information that was capable of turning my world upside down.


“I wasn’t the only one responsible for the situation, so I called the man whose potent seed had germinated in me.

“His name is Michael Owusu Addo, a renowned Ghanaian musician who is better known as Sarkodie.

“Sarkodie was a budding musician with the potential to become one of the biggest artists in Ghana and beyond.

“At the time, however, the future looked uncertain, and his way through the maze of life still appeared too foggy to predict.

“Success was not guaranteed. He was still living with his mother and was not ready to carry a burden while he was being carried by his mother”, she dished.


On the relationship with Sarkodie, Nelson disclosed that it was not anything “serious”.

“I wouldn’t call what had developed between us a serious relationship.

“I gravitated toward people in the music industry. For the longest time in my life, music was my getaway from all the unpleasant things life threw at me.

“So, I liked his talent. We started talking and got close. Closer.”

On why she had to abort the baby, the actress said Sarkodie was not yet ready to become a father.


“The first thing that hit me when he said no to keeping the pregnancy was my own life.

“I had grown up without a father in my life. I had often been reminded of how I had been borne by mistake.

“I was still wondering if the man whose name I bore was my father.

“How was I going to bring another human being into this world to live like me, someone whose father would reject him or her as Mr Nelson had rejected me?


“If there was a way to spare someone else the trauma I was contending with, why would I reject that option, especially when I was not,” she added in the book.

Nelson admitted that she regrets her decision now and would go back in time to undo the past and keep the child if she could.

“One of the most regrettable mistakes in my life. If the clock of life could be rewound to my younger self, I would keep it.”

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