From an acting ban to pregnancy in the limelight, Yvonne Nelson gets candid on E! VIP

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  • Yvonne Nelson will give E! VIP viewers a front-row seat into her life in the newest episode of the show that airs on Sunday.
  • The brand-new season of E! VIP, which gives exclusive insight into the lives of Africa's most high-profile celebrities, kicked off last month. 
  • Viewers can still look forward to episodes with, among others, Gert Johan-Coetzee, Nasty C, Yemi Alade and Mihlali Ndamase.

Ghanaian actor, model, film producer and entrepreneur Yvonne Nelson will get candid as she gives E! VIP viewers a front-row seat into her life when its newest episode airs this weekend.

Episodes air on Sunday at 20:00 on E! Africa (DStv 124) and is available immediately after on Universal+. The brand-new season of E! VIP, which gives viewers exclusive insight into Africa's most high-profile celebrities, kicked off in January.

On Sunday evening, cameras will zoom in on Nelson and delve into her career and life. In the episode, the 37-year-old opens up about being pregnant in the limelight and how a ban on her acting pushed her to register her own company and go into producing.

"For someone like me, being in the limelight when I had a baby, everyone was so nosey wanting to know whose it was because I don't put my relationships online, so it was a shock to them that I was pregnant and it was like 'Who's she pregnant with? Who's the dad?'" she said in a press statement. "Then a lot of controversial stories came out. The first few months when I had Ryn were really hard."

Her pregnancy, however, was not the first to lead to alleged controversy. According to Glitz Africa report, Nelson was, in 2010, banned for a year from Gollywood, the Ghanaian movie industry.

Per the report, she was reportedly banned from Gollywood for allegedly disrespecting film producer Abdul Salman Mumini. The ban did not deter her but instead set her on a new trajectory.

"How does anyone wake up and say they are banning a new talent and not allow[ing] them to act and do what they love for a whole year?" Nelson continued in the press statement. "It wasn't such a nice place to find yourself."

"I'm like Yvonne, you can tell your own stories, so why don't you go for it, so that's when I shot my first movie, The Prince with Majid Michel."

For the remainder of the season, viewers can look forward to getting exclusive access into the lives of:

12 February: Gert Johan-Coetzee – South African fashion designer

19 February: Nasty C – South African rapper

26 February: Kate Kamau – Kenyan actor

5 March: Yemi Alade- Nigerian singer

12 March: Mihlali Ndamase – South African content creator and make-up artist

19 March: Firebox – Nigerian singer

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