Burial ceremonies are characterized predominantly by calm and serene atmosphere, but over the weekend, the well-attended funeral ceremony for Madam Paulina Afi Olabode Olympio, mother of Ghanaian actor, Majid Michel, was nearly disrupted by fellow actress, Yvonne Nelson. The ceremony went on peacefully until it was time for some photo shoots with Majid, his family and his legion of celebrity friends who all came to support him. However, when newsmen at the event, including Nigeriafilms.com reporter, Mustapha Inusah, were taking shots, Yvonne shouted and warned that nobody should take photographs of her. Her reason, we gathered, was because she is not in good terms with some of the reporters at the event and would not want her pictures used on their platforms. “Me and some media men are not on that play grounds: we are not on good terms so I don’t know why they should be snapping me pictures” she said angrily. An obviously agitated Yvonne Nelson also pointed out that some newsmen deliberately tarnish the reputation of personalities and she’s one of such. “Some media men go round destroying you and after destroying you, they see you and want to smile with you, why should you snap me pictures ? she snarled at the media personalities present.” The attitude of the actress caused some media guys to exchange some words with her with one media man shouting back at her: “The media houses you are not in good terms with are also not on a good terms with you so please keep quite.” The situation was almost getting out of hand until the head of the Ghana Movie Awards Foundation, Fred Nuahmah , stepped in to save the day by alerting some aggrieved members of the press at the event to ignore the disturbance caused by Yvonne Nelson.© 2014Nigeriafilms.com
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