Zari Hassan is a Ugandan socialite, TV personality, businesswoman, actress and musician who is famous for being Diamond Platnumz’s baby mama. Her real name is Zarinah Hassan and she is a mother of five children.
Zari’s full birth name is Zarinah Tlale Hassan . She is the daughter of Nasur Hassan (father) and the late Halima Hassan (mother). Zari was born on 23 September 1981 in a city located on the Northern shores of Lake Victoria, in the Eastern Region called Jinja in Uganda. She is Ugandan by birth and a citizen too.
Zari is famously known as the Boss Lady. Though she was born in Uganda, Zari Hassan lives in South Africa where she also runs her businesses.
Zari Hassan Net Worth, Age, Children and Relationship with Diamond Platnumz
Zari Hassan Net Worth: How Rich is Zari Hassan?
As of 2023, Zari Hassan net worth is about $9 million. Her sources of wealth include a chain of schools in Brooklyn, a real estate agency, luxury hotel, student hostels, cosmetics stores, and her acting and music career.
She also owns a fleet of cars that include a Mercedes-Benz E 250CDI, Audi Q7, BMW X6 and Range Rover Sport HSE.
How did Zari Hassan become Rich?
Zari Hassan inherited the businesses owned by her first husband, Ivan Ssemwanga. She is also a shrewd businesswoman who has invested in many sectors. Moreover, she is a popular socialite, musician and actress.
She was in a serious relationship with popular East African musician, Diamond Platnumz, and this helped to increase her popularity.
Zari Hassan Age
How old is Zari Hassan today in 2023?
Zari Hassan is 42 years, 0 months and 6 days old on 29 September, 2023.
On Which Day of the Week was She Born?Zari was born on Wednesday, September 23rd, 1981.
But she would have been born on a Saturday if this year was the year of her birth.
Her Other Age Numbers Since Birth Until This Minute
We can calculate her age in months, weeks, days and years as follows:
- Total Years: 42
- Total Days: 15,346
- Total Months: 504
- Total Weeks: 2,192 and 2 days
Zari Hassan Family: Her Brothers and Sisters
Unfortunately Zari lost her mother in July 2017 due to heart failure. Her mother was receiving treatment at Nakasero Hospital in Uganda.
Zari has four siblings: three sisters and a brother. Their names are:
- Asha Hassan
- Zuleha Hassan
- Zara Hassan
- Abdul Hassan (brother)
Zari Hassan Children: How many kids does Zari Hassan have?
Zari Hassan has 5 children with 2 men, Diamond Platnumz and the late Ivan Ssemwanga.
Meet Zari Hassan’s Children
As we have seen, Zari Hassan has five children in total. But she seems to be a good mother who manages to get time for her children besides her social life and business.
Three of her children were born from her first marriage with her husband, the late Ivan Ssemwanga. They are:
1. Pinto Ntale Ssemwanga
Pinto is the first born son of Zari. He was born in 2003 and he is now a teenager. Ntale happens to be a junior Executive Director at Brooklyn City College based in South Africa. Pinto was named as his late father’s heir according to Ugandan traditions.
2. Raphael Ssemwanga
Raphael is the second born son. His friends and fans call him Dido Ssemwanga. Dido celebrates his birthday every year in the month of December. He rocked into this world on 31st December 2005. The boy has a lifestyle just like his father and many of his fans comment, on social media, that he resembles his father.
3. Quincy George Ssemwanga
George is the last born son of Ivan and Zari. He is said to have been very close to his late dad. During his birthday as he turned sixteen, his mother shared the joy in her Instagram page, and Zari’s fans wished the young boy a happy birthday.
4. Latifah Dangote
Latifah is an East African celebrity kid, fashionista and a young social media influencer. She was born on November 6th 2015 and is famously known as Tiffah.
She is the daughter to Zari Hassan and Diamond Platnumz. Her parents are African superstars.
Talking about Tiffah being an influencer, she has over 150,000 followers on her Instagram account. The account was created and managed by her mother.
However, she is a brand ambassador of NMB commercial Bank Tanzania and a baby shop at Msasani city mall and Pugu mall in Tanzania.
5. Prince Nillan
Nillan was born on December 6 2016. He is son of Zari and Diamond, and is her last born child. Just like his sister he is a social media influencer on his Instagram account, where he has over 1 million subscribers.
Nillan is also a brand ambassador at GSM Mall located in Dar es Sallam, Tanzania. At GSM they deal with accessories and baby wears.
The young celeb kid has worn an award for Most Stylish Kid Celebrity Boy of the year 2020 in East Africa Fashion Awards 2020. They were several kids’ contestants but Nillan bagged it home.
Zari Hassan Husband, Boyfriends, Children and Relationships
Hassan has dated a number of men. However, one of her most famous relationships was with popular Bongo musician, Diamond Platnumz.
1) Zari and Ivan Ssemwanga
When Zari completed her studies in the United Kingdom, she returned to her motherland, Uganda. She later moved to South Africa and met her first husband, Ivan Ssemwanga.
Recently Zari claimed that Ssemwanga was not her official husband, since the introduction ceremony was held at her parents’ home.
Ivan Ssemwanga passed on due to heart attack on May 25, 2017 in Steve Biko Academic Hospital in Pretoria, South Africa. Zari took care of him until his death, which was on a Thursday morning. Ivan was later buried in Uganda.
After the burial of Ivan, Zari returned to South Africa in order to manage her late husband’s projects and her business too.
Just like his wife, Ivan Ssemwanga was a South African socialite and a Ugandan national by birth.
Ivan Ssemwanga and Zari Hassan Children
Zari and Ivan were blessed with three children, namely:
- Pinto Ntale Ssemwanga
- Raphael Ssemwanga
- Quincy George Ssemwanga
However, their relationship ended with a divorce in 2013. Zari later described the 12-year marriage with Ivan as abusive.
2) Zari and Diamond Platnumz
Diamond Platnumz is a famous musician, actor, entrepreneur, and Tanzanian businessman. Diamond and Zari first met in 2014, after she divorced Ivan. He is 9 years younger than her and had gone to South Africa on music business.
They later took a flight to Tanzania and sat next to each other.
Diamond Platnumz was then dating Wema Abraham Sepetu, a Tanzanian actress. Him and Zari later announced that they had started dating.
Zari and Diamond’s love story began after Zari broke up with Ivan Ssemwanga. She invited Diamond in her all-white party through a DM. Later on the duo met on a flight and exchanged contacts and after a week or so the two started dating, though they first kept describing their relationship as being just good friends.
However, their relationship attracted huge public interest due to their celebrity status.
All this happened while breaking-up and reconciling drama continued between Wema and Zari. The news about Diamond and Zari expecting their first born came along too.
Diamond Platnumz and Zari Hassan Children
Diamond and Zari Hassan have two children, Tiffah Dangote and Prince Nillan.
Tiffah Dangote is their first child. She was born on August 6 2015. After a year the couple received their second bundle of joy – this time a son whom they named Prince Nillan.
The second-born child of Diamond and Zari Hassan was born on 6th December 2016.
There was trouble in paradise in 2017 when Diamond sired a child out of wedlock with one Hamisa Mobetto, a Tanzanian actress, businesswoman and a socialite.
Hamisa was featured in as a model in “Salome”, one of Diamond’s popular songs. In the same year, Zari’s ex-husband Ivan died.
But Diamond did not attend the burial.
Hamisa and Diamond’s affair affected his relationship with Zari. As a result, things started to fall apart. Even though Diamond and Zari patched things up, it was later discovered that some ladies were visiting Diamond in his Madale home and Zari could not withstand it.
Diamond and Zari divorced on Valentine’s Day, February 14 2018, and Zari posted on social media that Diamond cheated on her and she could not entertain it anymore.
They are both into co-parenting and Zari says they’re still good friends with her baby daddy and not bitter exes.
3) Zari and “King Bae”
King Bae is a South African man. He and Zari Hassan got married on July 18 2019, just over a year after she broke up with Diamond Platinumz.
However, Zari’s realtionship with “King Bae” was short lived.
4) Zari Hassan and Frederick Naumah
After she broke up with South African “King Bae”, Zari started dating a man known as Frederick Naumah. As usual, this relationship did not last long.
5) Zari Hassan and GK Choppa
Next in line was a South Africa-based Ugandan businessman and socialite whose name is GK Choppa. Before they started dating, GK Choppa would send gifts to win Zari’s heart.
GK pursued the Boss lady for three years but Zari ignored him. Choppa was persistent and a day came when the two met and Zari termed GK to be “a good guy”.
This relationship didn’t last long either.
5) Zari and Shakib Cham Lutaaya
Shakib Cham Lutaaya is Zari Hassan’s latest boyfriend as of 2023. Just like Platnumz, Shakib is much younger than Zari. Shakib and Zari Hassan started dating in May 2022.
Shakib officially proposed to Zari after dating for a year. Zari met Shakib’s family and his father in a private ceremony that took place in South Africa. Later on Shakib met Zari’s father and asked him for her hand in marriage.
The couple tied the knot in Pretoria, South Africa in a private Nikah ceremony.
Zari has received a lot of criticism due to her boyfriend’s age difference of 11 years and also about her wealthy boyfriends, yet Shakib is not as wealthy as her previous ones.
Shakib was born and raised in Kampala, Uganda. He is South African based due to his work, and he lives in Gauteng.
Zari asked Shakib to buy her a Quran as her bride prize. She said that “… I’m blessed enough… so for me I only asked my husband for a Quran because I’m trying to up my faith game…”
Her Education Background
The Boss Lady joined and completed primary school in Jinja city. She later joined Jinja Girls for her High school education. Later on, she moved to the United Kingdom and pursued a course in Cosmetology and attained a diploma.
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