In 2012, popular Nigerian singer, Iyanya and ace Ghanaian actress, Yvonne Nelson were the talk of the town in the African continent due to their amorous relationship.
Moreso, the singer mentioned Yvonne Nelson in one of his highly successful commercial songs, Your Waist which was released in 2013. To the shock of their fans, the pair parted ways with no explanations to those who thought the relationship will head to the alter.
In an explosive memoir written by the Ghanaian actress titled, I Am Not Yvonne Nelson, she noted that Iyanya cheated on her with Tonto Dikeh. She revealed, “ He tattooed. My initials, YN, on his wrist, and I thought that was a big deal. If he was not serious about me, he would not 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.
Nelson continued, “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 al the female celebrities Iyanya named in his “Ur Waist” song.
“When I was convinced about the authenticity of the information I received, I was heartbroken. I took to Twitter to rant and vent. Tonto Dikeh responded on Twitter, saying people changed and so did feelings, so l should move on.
Reacting to her claims, Iyanya via his verified Twitter account wrote, “So Yvonne Nelson said I cheated on her with Tonto Dike? Oh wow. I’ll respond to this later. I no go write book, but…. For now, make I go watch my new video Director just send me now. Love & Trust Ft Joeboy.”(sic)