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“Iyanya cheated on me with Tonto Dikeh”-Yvonne Nelson spills

Yvonne Nelson’s memoir has brought to the limelight, a lot of skeletons.

Shortly after news of her relationship with Sarkodie made the rounds, the  37-year-old actress in chapter 10 of her memoir, “I Am Not Yvonne Nelson”, made a shocking revelation about her split from Iyana.

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.

She said the relationship was all dreamy until she received an anonymous call from an insider who informed her that a popular actress, who turned out to be Tonto Dikeh, used to visit Iyanya’s house when she left.

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. 

The whole of 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.

“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.

“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 breakup 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…”

Amidst the controversy surrounding her recent revelation, a throwback video of Iyanya speaking on his relationship with Yvonne Nelson and denying dating actress Tonto Dikeh has surfaced online.

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