“Yvonne Nelson is my hommie, Tonto is my padi, if I date a successful celeb it won’t last” – Iyanya

by Chi Ibe


Iyanya Mbuk has come a long way since wining the first season of MTN Project Fame in 2008. He’s spun out hit after hit and while he’s working in the studio, he’s still making headlines especially on his love life. Everyone seems to want to know who Iyanya is dating.

He recently told PMNews Bayo Adetu about his affair with actresses Tonto Dikeh and Yvonne Nelson.

Read excerpts from the interview here:

There is a rumour that Ghanaian actress, Yvonne Nelson has accused you of cheating on her. Is that true?

She didn’t mention my name, so I don’t know anything about it. I’ve never told anyone that I was dating her. Since you didn’t hear from me, I have nothing to do with anything that is happening.

Both of you have been spotted together several times and you used her name in one of your songs?

I’m cool with Yvonne. Apart from the fact that I mentioned her name in my song, she is a wonderful person. She is one of the nicest, coolest people that I know; the same with Tonto Dikeh. They are two people I respect a lot. I appreciate their hard work and they are doing very well in their field.

What is the relationship between you, Yvonne and Tonto now?

Yvonne is my hommie, we are cool people even till now. Tonto is my padi, we are cool.

Who is the lady in Iyanya’s life?

Nobody. It’s not like there can’t be anybody but my job would not allow it. It’s hard to find someone that will be with you and actually take the pain, stand the rain. I feel like anyone I’ve tried to have a relationship with always says “no, I can’t”.

Can you date a celebrity?

I can date anybody but the thing about dating celebs is that it would most likely not last. The only way it may last is if they are not successful. But if they are both successful, when people see them together, they would focus on them. That alone has an effect on the relationship because they won’t be free.

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