DAILYNEWS UG |Gossip| Zarinah Hassan 38yrs, commonly known as Zari Hassan, is a Ugandan businesswoman, socialite and celebrity, who resides in South Africa and has over 5,000,000 Fans and followers across the African continent.
Zari The Boss loves to call herself a self-made billionaire, but the impact of her spouses cannot be entirely ignored.
From taking over the empire of his ex-husband, The Late Don Ivan Semwanga after his untimely death, to getting into new love with youthful superstar and tycoon Diamond Platnumz, Zari has managed to fund a lavish lifestyle while at the same time managing to be a Super Mommy.
Diamond Platnumz’ birthday message to his Mother proved that half of his empire including Wasafi Group Of Companies, will be owned by her if he died today. You would wonder what brings Zari into the picture yet she dumped him already, but remember she contested for all the wealth of Ivan, regardless of them separating way before his death, and she still lives in Diamond’s Pretoria house.
Zari Work history
In 2007 she recorded her first single, “Oliwange” (You are mine). The single was nominated for the “Africa Channel O Awards” in the category of “Best East African Video of the Year”. The awards where held in South Africa, Johannesburg. In 2009 she won the Diva awards award of the year in the “Diaspora” category. She is an entrepreneur, with holdings including a tertiary education institution and a cosmetics store. She continues to pursue a career in music.
She returned to her native Uganda in 2000, after two years in the United Kingdom. She moved to South Africa where she met and fell in love with her first husband. For a period of over 12 years Zari was married to the late Ivan Semwanga, and together they are the parents of three sons, Pinto, Quincy and Didy. In 2013, she divorced Semwanga, whom she accused of physically abusing her.
Sometime circa 2014, Zari established a romantic relationship with Diamond Platnumz (Naseeb Abdul Juma), a Tanzanian recording artist, who is 9 years her junior. Together they are the parents of daughter Latifah Dangote (born 6 August 2015) and son Prince Nillan (born 6 December 2016). Zari alternated time between South Africa and Tanzania and so did her new boyfriend.
Ivan Semwanga dies
In May 2017, Ivan Semwanga suffered a massive stroke, was admitted to Steve Biko Academic Hospital, slipped into a coma and died on 25 May 2017. He was buried in Uganda and following the funeral, Zari returned to South Africa to manage her businesses and some of her late husband’s enterprises.
Zari Break up with Platnumz
In February 2018, Zari, also known as Boss Lady, publicly declared her break up with her second fling, Naseeb Abdul Juma, a.k.a Diamond Platnumz. The announcement came via her Instagram page, citing infidelity as a major factor in the break-up. In an interview on the British Broadcasting Corporation after the split, Zari said she does not expect any child-support from Diamond, although both will maintain joint custody of the two children that they have together.