Thursday, 9 July 2015

Nigerian men are liars-Yvonne Nelson

Why condemn the whole bunch just because of one rotten apple? So just because she dated Iyanya and he broke her heart, Ghana actress Yvonne Nelson had to tag all Nigerian men liars? In a recent interview with Genevieve magazine, Yvonne spoke about her alleged relationships with Nigerian artists as well as her thoughts on African men. Read excerpts from the interview below.

Her overtly publicized, infamous relationship with Iyanya

We did have a relationship. I loved him at a point. It just didn't work out.

Would she ever consider reigniting the flame with Mr Oreo, Iyanya?

Never! It's like eating your vomit. No way! It's not happening ever. As a matter of fact I'm not interested in anybody in the arts, because it is not the right place to invest time and emotions. A lot of entertainers have so much on their table, so they would not give the real thing.

I know my values. I am loyal and straightforward, but a lot of entertainers are not like that. They would just lie to you and waste your time. That is because, like pilots, entertainers go around a lot. In every country a pilot goes to, he can decide to have a wife or girlfriend. So they can actually lead like a hundred different lives and none of these women will know.

Her rumoured relationship with Ice Prince – did they really date?

I wasn't in a relationship with Ice Prince; he was just a friend to me. I don't understand the kind of attention he was trying to draw to himself by claiming we had a relationship. If he wanted to say the truth, why didn't he just say it from the beginning? All along he'd been saying that we're friends and all of a sudden he turns around to claim that it was more than a friendship. C'mon!

Lessons learned from past relationships

Don't believe the hype. Don't believe all the things men say. A man who is all-sexual from the very beginning is a no go area; he just wants to jump into bed into you. If a man truly loves you, and is ready to be with you, he will be there for you. Relationships are much more beautiful when it starts as a friendship. So you are able to goof around with the person. I love goofing around. I love to be myself and do funny videos. That's why people think that John Dumelo and I have a thing, because John is such a perfect friend.

What type of man would she fancy settling down with

I don't know yet. I can't say I want a Nigerian, or a Gambian or a Cameroonian. When it happens, it happens. But Nigerian men can lie. Nigerian guys can lie for the whole of Africa. They will come with all the lies because they know that women respond to the things they hear. The lies are just so crazy. And I'm not some 19 year-old who just wants to have fun. I'm not in that place anymore. So I'm taking my time to get it right.

Love & relationship wise – what she misses the most

I miss the late night phone calls, and the never-ending text messages. I miss that strong sense of desire that exists between two people who can't get enough of each other. I miss that rush of adrenaline, the weakness at the knees and that joy that makes you laugh even when there's nothing funny. I just miss loving someone and being loved in return.

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