Yvonne Jegede is a popular Nollywood actress, producer, model, and a television personality. She was born on 25th August 1983 in Agenebode, a small village in Edo State in the south southern part of Nigeria. She is currently 38 years old. She is very beautiful, creative, gifted, skillful and talented in acting and interpretation of movie roles. She is very good in acting and can fit in any character given to her by movie directors.
As a kid, Yvonne Jegede has been dreaming of becoming a super model. She was introduced to acting by a Nollywood movie director Charles Novia. Yvonne Jegede rose to fame after she made a cameo appearance in the popular music video “African Queen” by 2Face Idibia alongside with Annie Macaulay Idibia.
Yvonne Jegede is originally from Agenebode, a small village in Edo State in the south southern part of Nigeria. She completed both her primary and secondary education in Lagos State in the western part of Nigeria and obtained both her First School Leaving Certificate and West African Senior School Certificate.
Yvonne Jegede joined the Nigerian movie industry (Nollywood) in 2004 after completing her secondary school education and featured in her first movie “Missing Angels”. In 2005, she rose to prominence after featuring in 2Face Idibia popular music video “African Queen” alongside with Annie Macaulay Idibia. In 2007, she took a break from acting to further her studies at the University of Cyprus in Europe.
In 2015, Yvonne Jegede produced her first movie “3 is Company” which she starred in as a lead character alongside with top Nollywood Celebrities. In late 2016, Yvonne Jegede made a cover appearance in the wedding edition of Genevieve Nnaji magazine, wearing an Agatha Moreno wedding gown.
After completing her primary and secondary school education in Lagos, Yvonne Jegede proceeded to University of Cyprus in Europe and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations. After her graduation from the University of Cyprus in Europe, Yvonne Jegede returned back to Nigeria in 2012 and continued acting in Nollywood movies.
Yvonne Jegede in the cause of her acting career has won several awards which include Best Actress of the Year at the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards, Nollywood Most Promising Actress in Nigeria at the City People Entertainment Awards, Best Actress in a Supporting Role at the Africa Movie Academy Award and Most Promising Act to Watch at the Golden Icon Movie Academy Awards. Yvonne Jegede is currently one of the richest and most influential actress in Nigeria with an estimated net worth of $600,000.
Yvonne Jegede has acted in more than 150 Nollywood movies which include Missing Angels, 3 is Company, Okafor’s Law, Pot of Life, Gold Statue, Side Chic Squad, Single and Married, 10 Days in Sun City, The Silver Spoon, The Sassy One, Climax, Gone to America, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Forget Me Not, True Lies, Smiles of Sweet Love, Two Hearts That Binds Together, Strange Affection, etc.
Her first movie “3 is Company” was premiered on 3rd July 2015, at Terra Kulture, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria. Yvonne Jegede has featured in 3 music videos such as African Queen by 2Face Idibia, Ego by Dijinee and Kokose by Sound Sultan. On 4th February 2017, Nollywood actress Yvonne Jegede got married to her long time boyfriend Olakunle Fawole.
Yvonne Jegede has been regarded as one of the most sought after actress in Nigeria. She always stares in romantic movies and knows how to interpret her roles very well. She is indeed an interesting character to watch out for in the Nigerian movie industry popularly known as Nollywood. She became popular after making her first cameo appearance in 2Face Idibia debut music video ‘African Queen’ in 2005.