CNN African Voices interviews Ghanaian Actress Yvonne Nelson referring to her as ‘an actress by chance, an activist by choice.’ Her acting career started  by sheer luck after she stumbled in on an audition, making her  a movie powerhouse featuring  in over 100 movies and as a producer , with her latest feature ‘If Tomorrow Never Comes’ out in the cinemas and winning huge accolades at the 2015 Ghana Movie Awards. She has now added activism to her many accomplishments with the  #dumsormuststop rally ignited by her huge social media following after she came out to support the cause.  Dumsor pronounced “doom-sore” is a popular Ghanaian term used to describe persistent, irregular and unpredictable electric power outages.

The term is derived from two separate words from the Asante Twi, the Akuapem Twi or Fante dialects of the Akan language (a language spoken widely in Ghana), dum (to turn off or quench) and (to turn on or to make light), so the term roughly translates as “off-and-on”. The term has also recently evolved due to the increase in the intensity of the power outages in Ghana.

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