You Must Go To The Grave With Some Secrets – Akosua Adjepong On ‘I Am Not Yvonne Nelson’

Legendary Ghanaian performer Akosua Adjepong thinks some secrets are best left in the wardrobe and hence joins the bandwagon of entertainers who have blasted actress and Movie Producer Yvonne Nelson for disclosing she aborted a pregnancy for celebrated rapper Sarkodie.

‘The Men We Love’ filmmaker made the revelation in her memoir ‘I am Not Yvonne Nelson’ which was unveiled on Saturday, June 18, at the Peduase Valley Resort. In the aftermath of the launch, the content has generated a lot of discourse in the country.

In a conversation with Accra-based print news outfit, Graphic Showbiz, on Tuesday, June 20, the ‘Frema’ songster opined that there was no way she would have let that information out if she were in Yvonne Nelson’s shoes.

According to the controversial veteran vocalist, “Some truths are better kept secret because they will harm you at the end of the day. How would your fans see you now? You cannot associate yourself with some reputable brands for any ambassadorial deals.” 

“Yvonne is big and Sarkodie is also big so what is the point in bringing this issue out in the first place? Is it to tarnish both images or what?

“If she couldn’t bear a child again after the abortion, that could be understandable, bringing this issue up but she has a child now so what is her problem?” she queried.

To Akosua Adjepong, “This is so private that no one should hear of because we all have skeletons in our cupboards”.

“Why should I say anything bad about my past? We all have some history to tell but we need to know what we want to put out there for the sake of our future and our loved ones.”

“Whatever it is, I believe Yvonne should have sought advice before spilling all this and if she did seek counsel too then whoever advised her to do that did not help her.”

“How can Sarkodie overcome this? What will be his wife, Tracy’s reaction if she is hearing this for the first time? We just have to be careful moving forward,” she divulged to Graphic Showbiz.

Akosua Adjepong furthermore urged the media to desist from feeding profoundly on the pregnancy abrogation and focus on some of the positives in ‘I am Not Yvonne Nelson’ book.

“From the topics in the book I have seen so far, I think it has a lot of positive content that could be discussed too. There is so much in the book to take home but we are focusing on the negatives,” she emphasized.

Meanwhile, the autobiography currently peaked at number one on Apple Books digital Store Biographies and Memoirs shelve.

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