Yvonne Jegede Biography, Age, Son, Net Worth, Husband, Instagram, State Of Origin, Father, Wikipedia, Movies, Tribe

Yvonne Jegede Biography: Age, Son, Net Worth, Husband, Instagram, State Of Origin, Father, Wikipedia, Movies, Tribe

Posted By Blessing Buchi


Yvonne Jegede entertains and acts in Nollywood films.

She is also a movie producer and a supermodel.

The success of this beautiful actress has made her CEO of MMI Productions Ltd.

She is also popular for starring in 2baba‘s African Queen Video.

Yvonne Jegede
Yvonne Jegede: History, Bio, Photo
Wiki Facts & About Data
Full Name: Yvonne Jegede
Stage Name: Choco
Born: 25 August 1983 (age 40 years old)
Place of Birth: Agenebode, Edo, Nigeria
State Of Origin: Edo State
Nationality: Nigerian
Parents: Mrs Jegede
Child • Son: Xavier Fawole
Height: N/A
Siblings: N/A
Boyfriend • Husband: Olakunle Abounce Fawole (div.)
Occupation: Actress • Model
Net Worth: $600,000

Early Life

Nick-named Choco, Yvonne Jegede originates from Edo State South-south Nigeria.

She was born on the 25th of August 1983 to Mr and Mrs Jegede.

Her birth-place is Agenebode in Etsako-East local government area of Edo State, Nigeria.

Yvonne Jegede had a fun-filled moment growing up with a happy family. As a teenager, she dreamt of becoming a beauty queen and becoming the next Miss Nigeria.

Sadly, her dreams could not come to reality, no thanks to her height.

Nonetheless, she was later to become an actress.

Know that her parent never supported her decision to become an actress, arguing that acting has no prospect.

Yvonne Jegede convinced them otherwise after acting in a drama at their local Church Redeem Christian Church of God (RCCG).

She acted perfectly well, causing her father to be pleased with her newly found passion.


Yvonne Jegede pursued her primary and secondary education In Lagos State.

She left Nigeria for Europe after graduating from secondary school.

In Cyprus, Yvonne Jegede studied International Relations and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree.


Rationally, Yvonne Jegede never dreamt of becoming an actress. The job of an actress came to her suddenly, and she welcomed the idea with an open arm.

She started as an actress in 2004 when movie-producer Charles Novia gave her a role in his movie. While on set, Movie director Uzodimma Okpechi was amazed at her beauty. Therefore he invited her to feature in 2face ‘2Baba’ Idibia‘s popular music video, African Queen.

She was also featured in the music videos, Ego by Djinee and Kosoko by Sound Sultan.

Yvonne Jegede‘s career can be defined as a successful one. It is because the actress starred in over 150 Nollywood films, producing three.

She has won several awards in her career, some of which includes;


  • Best Kiss in a Movie presented at the 2015 Nollywood Awards (BON)
  • Nominee for Best Actress at the Toronto International Nollywood Film Festival (2018)
  • Best Actress in A Lead Role at the African Film Award (2019).

Social Media

Yvonne Jegede is very much active on Instagram. She shares photos and updates about her activities, including the reconciliation letter to all her Exes.

We can find her on;

 Instagram @YvonneJegede

Personal Life

Yvonne Jegede is a single mother. She has a son named Xavier Fawole from her Ex-husband, Olakunle Abounce Fawole, the son of late Bukky Ajayi.

Olakunle Abounce Fawole and Yvonne Jegede got married after 14 years of courtship in 2017 and divorced a few years later.

In an open letter, Yvonne Jegede explains that she holds no grudges against her exes, including her former husband.

The beautiful actress is dark in complexion. She has black hair and dark brown eyes.

She spends a lot of quality time with her son and is not in any relationship presently.

Net Worth

The beautiful actress, Yvonne Jegede holds quite a chunk of change.

She is estimated to have amassed a net worth of $600,000. She makes her money from acting and producing Nollywood films.


Yvonne Jegede has been an actress from 2014 till date. Talks of retirement are not in her books, and the actress has acted in over 150 films. Some of which includes;

  • Two Heart That Binds Together (2004)
  • Missing Angel (2004)
  • Forget Me Not (2008)
  • Power Mansion (2014)
  • 3 is Company (2015)
  • Husbands of Lagos (2015)
  • Pot Of Life (2015)
  • Fine girl(2016)
  • Crazy Ex-girlfriend (2016)
  • ATM (2016)
  • Okafor’s Law (2017)
  • Unveil (2017)
  • Jason (2018)
  • Red obsession (2018)
  • My Family (2019)
  • Diamonds In the Sky(2019)
  • Opportunity (2020)
  • Sad (2020)
  • Unprecedented (2021)

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