Yvonne Jegede Biography, Age, Marriage, State of Origin, Husband, Son, Movies, Net Worth, and Career

yvonne jegede

Yvonne Jegede is a Nigerian actress, film producer, model, and television personality best known for her work on 3 is Company. She rose to prominence after appearing as a cameo in 2Face Idibia’s music video African Queen, alongside Annie Macaulay.

She has lately attracted the media’s attention following the recent crash of her two-year-old marriage.

Yvonne Jegede Biography

Date of BirthAugust 25, 1983 (age 40 years old)
Place of BirthAgenebode
Net Worth$700,000

Early Life

Yvonne Jegede (born 25 August 1983) in Agenebode, Edo State, Nigeria. She spent the better part of her childhood growing up in Lagos.

On the other hand, like most celebrities, Yvonne has often maintained closed lips regarding her personal life and family, as information on her parents or siblings is not found in the media.


She had her primary and secondary education in Lagos State, Nigeria, before proceeding to the University of Cyprus, where she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations.


It was since 2004, even before she got into the university that Yvonne Jegede set the ball rolling for her career as an actress, and that was when she featured in a movie titled Missing Angel, though even at that, she never gained much attention until after she made a cameo appearance in the famous song African Queen of the legendary Nigerian music superstar, Tuface Idibia; this feat turned out to be her breakthrough in the industry.

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After completing her studies at Cyprus University in 2012, Yvonne made a robust comeback into the Nollywood scene to fully concentrate on her acting career. Her coming back saw her starring in some box office movies; notable among them are Single and Married, 10 Days in Sun City, Okafor’s Law, and a host of others.

In essence, Yvonne Jegede started her movie career in 2004 when she featured in the Nollywood movie Missing Angels. Her first significant camera debut came in 2005 with her appearance in the now-popular music video African Queen by 2Face Idibia.

In 2015, she produced her first movie, 3 is Company, where she starred as the lead character.

In late 2016, she was on the cover of the wedding edition of Genevieve Nnaji’s magazine. Besides her acting, Yvonne Jegede has been featured in music videos like Ego by Djinee and Kokose by Sound Sultan.

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  • 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)


  • 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
  • Most Promising Act to Watch at the Golden Icon Movie Academy Awards
  • Nigerian Fitness Icon (NFI) award in 2016

Personal Life

It would not be unreasonable to say that Nollywood actress Yvonne Jegede is single. This is because she has no plans to enter into any romance at the moment.

In an interview, she stated that she had resolved to remain a single mother. She also said she would focus more on her career to ensure a bright future for her son Xavier.

Previously Married to Kunle Fawole

It is now on record that the Nollywood actor and producer Kunle Fawole, popularly known as Abounce, has been the first husband and now ex-husband of fellow Nollywood star Yvonne Jegede, albeit their conjugal experience was relatively short-lived as they got separated in 2019 after one of marriage, having walked down the aisle in February 2018.

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Yvonne Jegede’s ex-husband, Abounce, came to the limelight in the movie industry after featuring in Tade Ogidan’s movie Diamond Ring, which put him out there into public admiration, even though he has been into music before switching to acting, which has been his all-time passion.

Got Divorced After One Year Of Marriage

Recently, the famous Nollywood actress topped the headlines of many media discussions after the disheartening news of the crash of her two-years-old marriage with the Nollywood actor Olakunle Fawole, known as Abounce, stormed social media.

Sadly, all her fans and well-wishers are yet to recover from the shock of that news, as the memories of her wedding in 2018 are still fresh in many, as though it just happened yesterday.

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It can be recalled that the ex-sweethearts and Nollywood stars tied the knot sometime in February 2018; little did the couple fathom that their one-time romantic affairs and marital bliss would hit the rock so soon, as only a year into their matrimony, things took an ugly turn and got to the point of no return. As a result, the couple decided to part ways with each other in 2019.

Yvonne Jegede spills on the challenges of being a single mum

Yvonne Jegede, an actress, has said that her ex-husband, Olakunle Fawole, is a deadbeat father who has shown no support or interest in the life of their son, Xavier, who turned four weeks ago.

In a recent interview with Mercy Johnson on her culinary program, Yvonne Jegede said that Olakunle Fawole only came to visit the kid once after she gave him an ultimatum to remove his surname.

Going down memory lane on how they fell in love, Yvonne Jegede disclosed that he was an amazing friend but their marriage just didn’t work out.

“First I was scared, the marriage of not up to two years crashed, but I’m glad I left because if I had stayed back for what people will say, I will not be happy today.

Olakunle and I don’t talk now, he doesn’t call or talk to his son. It is funny how we once had a solid friendship aside from the marriage but I don’t know how it all went off the radar.

The first time he publicly accepted the son when he was 5 months old was when I gave him an ultimatum that I will remove his surname once the boy turns 5.

Thankfully, I had given him a compound name, Xavier Jegede Fawole, and I threatened that I will remove the Fawole and leave just the Jegede since I am solely raising him up.

That was what made him come then to carry the son when he was 5 months old, took photos and posted them on social media, and since then no show. “

Yvonne Jegede further revealed that “He doesn’t wish him a happy birthday on his birthdays. He doesn’t call him to ask about his well-being, he just doesn’t care that he has a son somewhere.

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“Your gift is in my hand yet you don’t care. You see, one moment I dreaded the most is for my child to wake up one day and ask where is my father and it started happening.

One day when he asked, I had to send messages to his siblings to ask him to come and check up on him but it yielded no result.

It was so bad that my father had to represent my son at school for a father’s day event they recently had, it was embarrassing for me but I’m waiting to see when he will show up or if he wouldn’t till the boy turns 18.

Creebhills recalls that Nollywood actress, Yvonne Jegede and her one-year-old marriage to Olakunle ‘Abounce’ Fawole crashed. in 2019.

Abounce, who is the son of a late actress, Bukky Ajayi, married Yvonne at a simple but classy wedding ceremony in Lagos in February 2018.

Separation rumors began trailing their marriage some weeks back after reports surfaced that Yvonne had moved out of her husband’s house, three months after she got pregnant with her son.

The couple met 15 years ago on the set of Tade Ogidan’s popular drama serial, ‘Behind the Seige’.

Yvonne rose to prominence after she made a cameo appearance in 2Face Idibia’s award-winning music video, ‘African Queen’ alongside Annie Macaulay in 2004.

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Net Worth

Yvonne Jegede is currently one of the richest and most influential actresses in Nigeria, with an estimated net of $700,000. She makes her money from acting and producing Nollywood films.

People Also Ask for FAQs

Is Yvonne Jegede a Ghanaian?

Yvonne Jegede is a Nigerian actress, film producer, model, and television personality; notable for producing 3 is Company.

How old is Yvonne Jegede?

She is 40 years of age. Born on 25 August 1983.

Is Yvonne Jegede Yoruba?

No, Yvonne Jegede is not Yoruba by tribe but Bini from Edo State. However, Yvonne Jegede was formerly married to Olakunle Fawole, Yoruba Man from Lagos State. Languages: Yvonne Jegede speaks Bini, Yoruba, Igbo, and English.

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Who is Yvonne Jegede ex-husband?

Recently, the famous Nollywood actress topped the headlines of many media discussions after the disheartening news of the crash of her two-years-old marriage with the Nollywood actor Olakunle Fawole, known as Abounce, stormed social media.

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