Ghanaian actress, Yvonne Nelson in an interview finally opened up about her relationship with Iyanya and the cause of the breakup.
On how long they dated and how their relationship was
We dated for 7 to 8 months. We had something and I thought it was special, like he was a wonderful guy but it was all lies. He had other girls and other things he was doing. Aside the actress that was in the picture, there were a lot more. That is how bad it is.
We were in a relationship and he lied throughout and he was able to do all those things because I wasn’t living in Nigeria. But aside from the distance, I feel if you’re a genuine person and you’re loyal, you would still not do that.
On Iyanya's alleged relationship with Tonto DikehI feel it’s disrespectful to start mentioning other people’s names. I am talking about Iyanya because we had a thing, I don’t want to bring in a third person. There were a lot of names that people know. There was a girl from South Africa, I’m not going to mention names but she was part of Big Brother Africa last year.
On why their relationship was a secret until the break up
I don't like the idea of rubbing my relationships in people's face. We both had our careers and were trying to protect our fan base and that’s cool.
I was proud of my relationship and I even uploaded some photos of us on my instagram page. I wasn't shy but the same could not be said of him because he had different people he was seeing so it was very hard for him to bring it out.
On the experience learnt from the relationship
There are some things that you don’t get to learn in school; people can’t advice you, you won’t even listen. You just have to experience it to learn. I have no regrets that I went through it, it would have happened anyway. We are all human beings. We fall in love once in a while but if it doesn’t work out, that’s OK.
What have you been up to?
I’ve been working hard, been producing movies. I still listen to his music, I love his album. I love the Track 1 with MI and I love, ‘I Got It’. He is a very talented guy, I always have goose bumps on my body when he sings. It all happened last year but I’ve moved on.
I can't really point out one thing. That's what you call being in love. It was just something that I felt and I can’t explain. I really really loved him and he knows that.
On her feelings now and an advice to him
I haven't seen him in a while but he needs to be ore honest and keep to his words. He should not take keep taking advantage of women.
Aside that Iyanya is an amazing person, with an amazing career and I wish him luck.