Popular Nigerian musician, Iyanya Onoyom Mbuk, professionally known as Iyanya, has revealed that he received threats after his ex-girlfriend, Yvonne Nelson alleged that he cheated on her.
It may be recalled that the Ghanaian actress wrote in her newly released Memoir, “I AM Not Yvonne Nelson” that the reason their relationship crashed was because the artiste was seeing Nollywood star, Tonto Dikeh behind her back.
Speaking on how the revelation affected him in a recent interview with GHOne TV, the ‘Kukere’ crooner revealed that he lost 10,000 Ghanaian followers on Twitter on the day the report first made headlines.
The winner of Project Fame West Africa noted that he doesn’t like bringing up the flaws of his ex, but he just had to talk about the matter from his angle.
He said; “When Yvonne said I broke her heart, I was in my room and I just saw a post, ‘Iyanya cheated on me.’ I remember that day, I was looking at my Twitter, I lost almost 10,000 Ghanaian followers. And I was getting threats and all of that.”
Iyanya also clarified that the tweet he made, saying he was going to tell his side of the story on what led to their break up was just a momentary outburst.
Meanwhile, in Yvonne Nelson’s book, she said she thought that they would be together when Iyanya tattooed his initials on his wrist, but someone made her realise that was a dream.
In her words; We had a decent relationship-breakfast in bed and all the niceties dream relationship one could think of. I had the assurance that he was someone I could be with forever. He tattooed my initials, YN, 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 went 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 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 I should move on.
@selthebomb 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 I would have left even if “Tonto Dikeh didn’t come into the picture. I did not see the need to keep fighting for a man I had lost, especially when I knew her fate was not going be different from mine.