Yvonne Jegede-Fawole

Yvonne Jegede-Fawole Biography: Early Life and Career

This post is about an award-winning and renowned Nollywood actress, Yvonne Jegede.


  • Born in Agenebode, Edo State, Nigeria, on August 25, 1983
  • An alumnus of the University of Cyprus
  • Divorced but has a son

Read on as we talk about various things you are likely unaware of her personal life and career.

Who Is Yvonne Jegede?

Yvonne Jegede-Fawole is a well-known Nollywood actress, filmmaker, TV personality, and model. She is renowned as the producer of 3 is Company, a 2015 Nollywood English film directed by Ernest Obi.

Yvonne Jegede-Fawole

Personal Life (Early/recent)

Yvonne Jegede is a native of Agenebode, Edo State, Nigeria, born in the same place on August 25, 1983. She studied up to secondary school in Lagos State, Nigeria, and traveled abroad for her higher education. Yvonne graduated from the University of Cyprus, majoring in International Relations.

She was married to another Nollywood actor, Olakunle Fawole, until their divorce. They have a son together named Xavier.


Yvonne Jegede started acting in 2004, starring in the Nollywood movie, Missing Angels. She became more famous when she featured in the music video of 2Face Idibia’s African Queen in 2005.

Since then, Yvonne has featured in many movies, including My Best Friends Wedding, Silver Spoon, Unfinished Business, and more.

Yvonne Jegede-Fawole

She has starred in movies with other Nollywood stars, such as, Kenneth Okolie, Bolanle Ninalowo, Toyin Abraham, Jide Kosoko, and Ayo Adesanya.

Yvonne Jegede-Fawole produced her first movie titled 3 is Company in 2015, starring as the lead character.

She has also directed her own productions, such as The Separation and Wife Of The Year web series.

Yvonne  has also appeared in other Kokose by Sound Sultan 

Apart from her acting, Yvonne Jegede has featured in music videos like Ego by Djinee, Kokose by Sound Sultan.

Awards Won

Yvonne Jegede is an award-winning Nigerian actress. She has been nominated for many awards, which she emerged as the winner of the following:

  • AMVCA’s Best Actress of the Year award
  • City People Entertainment Award for the Nollywood Most Promising Actress in Nigeria
  • Africa Movie Academy Award for the Best Actress in a Supporting Role
  • Golden Icon Movie Academy Awards for the Most Promising Act to Watch
  • 2016 Nigerian Fitness Icon (NFI) award

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