Ghanaian actress Yvonne Nelson has revealed how she found out her Nigerian ex-boyfriend, singer Iyanya, was cheating on her with Nollywood actress Tonto Dikeh.
She made the revelation in her memoir, ‘I Am Not Yvonne Nelson’ launched on Sunday, June 18, 2023.
In a chapter titled “Iyanya and My Love Life”, the actress spoke about her escapades with Iyanya and how she later found out he was cheating on her.
Nelson said she thought the singer’s gesture of tattooing her initials “YN” on his waist and giving her a shoutout on his hit song ‘Ur Waist’ was an assurance that they could be together forever.
She said she was shocked when someone called her from Iyanya’s house after she returned to Ghana and broke the shocking news to her.
“The caller said anytime I left Iyanya’s place, another actress come 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 and one of 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,” the book partly reads.
She, however, said she knew she would have eventually left the relationship even if Tonto Dikeh hadn’t come into the picture, adding that she didn’t see any reason to keep fighting for a man she had lost.