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At 19, Nollywood actress Yvonne Jegede Shot to stardom when she featured in Tuface Idibia’s Music video of African Queen and also made her entrance into Nollywood.

We have heard success stories of some of our loved celebrities who cared to share to motivate others and today, Actress Yvonne Jegede shared hers.

The actress who recently revealed via social media that she’s expecting a baby with her hubby, Olakunle Abounce Fawole when she shared a photo revealing her bump disclosed in a write-up today that she was once homeless.

According to the melanin actress fondly called ‘Choco’, at 17 she was homeless and was helped by Shaggy Dreads who sneaked her into Tade Ogidan’s studio every night to lay her head.

Sharing a throwback photo, She wrote: “Look at Choco 17yrs ago (2years before Nollywood/African Queen video). Wow I have grown. I look at this picture with tears in my eyes, looking back at different stages of my life and all my struggles.

Wow, to think there was a time I had no house/roof over my head, at ojuelegba under bridge at 2am with a little bag hanging under my arm (@femibrainard69 do you remember?).. Thanks to Shola aka Shaggy Dread who opened @ogidantade OGD studios for me to lay my head for those weeks (I had to wait till everyone left the studio, or was sleeping before I came knocking on the window).

Look at me now #Choco. This picture brings memories. LASU days, as a law student we had to wear white and black everyday (hence the white top) to class.
But bia, where did my eye brows go? My struggles only made me who I am. I have never been scared/ashamed of where I am or where I am coming from, but I’m certainly SURE of where I am going.”