Ghanian film actress, Yvonne Nelson, has accused her Nigerian colleague, Tonto Dikeh of being the reason she and her ex-lover, famous singer, Iyanya broke up.
Since the 37-year-old mother of one launched her recently published book titled “I Am Not Yvonne Nelson”, accusations have been flying around.
Moving on to her relationship with Nigerian singer Iyanya, their breakup was due to his infidelity with actress Tonto Dikeh.
Yvonne described her relationship with the singer as a dreamy relationship with breakfast in bed and all the niceties and that she had assurance that her love with him was forever when he tattooed her initials YN on his wrist.
The whole chapter chapter 10 was dedicated to Iyanya. An excerpt from the book read:
“We had a decent relationship. breakfast in bed and all the niceties of a dream relationship one could think of. I had the assurance that he was someone I could be with forever. He tattooed my initials, YN, on his wrist, and I thought that was a big deal. If he wasn’t serious about me he wouldn’t do that. In his hit song, “Ur Waist”, he mentioned how he lusted over me”.
Yvonne Nelson added that their relationship took a drastic turn when someone called to tell her that each time she left Iyanya’s house, another actress usually visits and sometimes spent the night.
In her memoir, she claimed that the actress in question turned out to be Tonto Dikeh, who was also mentioned in Iyanya’s song “Ur Waist” alongside her name.
“One can therefore imagine my shock when I returned to Ghana after one of my visits to Nigeria and someone called me from his house.
The caller said anytime I left Iyanya’s place, another actress came over to him and sometimes slept over. The person felt strongly that there was something going on between them and thought I should know. That actress turned out to be Tonto Dikeh of Nigeria, one of the female celebrities Iyanya named in his “Ur Waist” song.”
“When I was convinced about the authenticity of the information I reccived, I was heartbroken. I took to Twitter to rant and vent. Tonto Dikeh responded on Twitter, saying people changed and so did feelings, so I should move on”.
Further revelations in Yvonne’s memoir shed light on additional incidents involving Iyanya and some of his female crew members, solidifying her belief that what occurred between him and Tonto Dikeh was not an isolated incident. Read on:
“I later heard more stories about what Iyanya did with some of his female crew members. It convinced me that what happened between him and Tonto Dikeh wasn’t an isolated incident. It was a pattern, his way of life. I knew I eventually would have left even if Tonto Dikeh hadn’t come into the picture. I did not see the need to keep fighting her for a man I had lost, especially when I knew her fate was not going to be different from mine.”
“However, it is one thing knowing that there is a good reason to leave and it is another world of hell to accept the decision psychologically and emotionally: It is often easy to convince the mind, but the heart lacks understanding. The heart would often want to be left alone to do things its own way. That was my ordeal during the break up with Iyanya. For two months, I cried inconsolably. A friend of mine got irritated at a point. She didn’t understand why a “whole” me would brood so long over a man who had betrayed my love.
My efforts to forget about the issue were undermined by the insane interest the media in Nigeria and Ghana developed in our break-up…
Reacting to the memoir, Iyanya took to social media to tweet: “Omo”. See screenshot below:The much talked about romance between Kukere master, Iyanya and Ghanaian actress, Yvonne Nelson, hit the rocks in 2015 after the pair began dating in July 2012 and were spotted together at several functions.