Zari the Boss Lady Biography – Zari Hassan Biography
Zari Hassan also known as Zari the Boss Lady and born Zarinah Hassan, is a Ugandan socialite, musician and businesswoman. She currently resides in South Africa, where she runs a chain of schools, student hostels and other businesses.
She attended Jinja girls high School and upon completion moved to Kampala where she performed karaoke in hang-outs. She later moved to London and acquired a diploma in cosmetology. Zari started singing at a tender age during her primary school days where she performed in musical concerts organized by her primary school staff, school’s end of the year functions and other community competitions.
While at Jinja girls high School, she joined the dance, drama and music groups which helped her score best actress for 2 consecutive years. After years of brilliant stage performances and school concerts, she took a break after moving to London in order to focus on her studies.
In 2007 she recorded her first single, “oliwange” (you’r mine). The single was nominated for the Africa Channel O Awards in the category of Best East African video of the year in South Africa, Johannesburg. In 2009 she won the Diva Awards, Award of the year in the Diaspora category. Zari is an entrepreneur in South Africa where she owns a tertiary college and cosmetics shop while pursuing her music career.
Zari Hassan Age | Zari the Boss Lady Age | Zari Hassan Birthday
The Ugandan sensation was born on the 23rd of September 1980 in jinja, Uganda where she also grew up. She is 37 years old as of 2018. She was born Zarinah Hassan on 23 September 1980. Zari is of complex heritage; her maternal grandfather is of Indian descent. Her maternal grandmother is Ugandan. Her paternal grandmother hails from Burundi.
Zari grew up in the city of Jinja, attending primary school in one of the local elementary schools. She attended Jinja Girls High School, where she attained a high school diploma. She then left for London in the United Kingdom, where she attended beauty school, graduating with a Diploma in Cosmetology.
Zari Hassan Family
She is of different heritage, her grandfather on her moms’ side is Indian and her grandmother Ugandan, her grandfather on her dads’ side is Somalian and her grandmother a Burundian.
She was born to Nasur Hassan and Halima Hassan (mother). Her mother however passed on in July 2017 due to heart failure while receiving treatment at Nakasero Hospital in Uganda. Zari has two sisters, her baby sister Zuleha Hassan and her older sister Zara Hassan.
Zari the Boss Lady Husband
Zari The Boss Lady first has been married twice. Her first marriage was to the late Ivan Ssemwanga who passed on in May 2017 while receiving treatment at Steve Biko Hospital in Pretoria, South Africa. The deceased was the father of Zari Hassan’s three boys.
She was later married to Diamond Platnumz, a Tanzanian bongo flava recording artist and dancer. They have two kids together, Latiffah Dangote, born on August 6, 2015 and Prince Nillan Dangote, born on December 6th 2016. Diamond and Zari Hassan marriage almost ended when pressure, emanating from family members, forced the singer to perform DNA to determine whether Tiffah is Diamond’s biological daughter-the result turned positive.
Zari Hassan 3rd Marriage
In a video she posted on social media, Zari said she would only invite close friends and family members. “Oh my wedding is gonna be so Private…I´ll only release details once it´s been done. Only Family and Friends.”
Zari Hassan Children | Zari Hassan Sons
Zari has five children: three children from her first marriage to Ivan Ssemwanga. They are Pinto, Quincy and Didy. From her second marriage to Diamond, she has Tiffah and Nillan. She lives with her children in South Africa.
Zari the Boss Lady Wealth
She owns a tertiary college and cosmetics shop in South Africa.
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Zari Hassan in another bitter exchange with Tanzanian activist
3rd December, 2018 | Pulse Kenya
In a series of posts shared on her Instagram stories, Zari described Mange as a broke and bitter woman who needs help. She went on to say that Mange needed psychiatric help.
The fight went on to include their children when the Boss lady said that Mange was bitter to the extent of neglecting her kids who were malnourished and had hair full of lice.
Mange laughed off Zari claims saying that her children were better off and Zari Hassan’s children had no teeth and if they were put together to play, his son would be scared thinking Halloween had returned.
“I mean just look, they can’t even play together. Keanu angeogopa sana angehisi Haloween imerudi anakimbizwa na zombie mtoto, especially na hizo #ChineseGucci alizovalishwa,” wrote Mange Kimambi.
Public exchange of words
This is however not the first time the two have publicly exchanged words on their social media pages.
In June 2018, Zari shared her Father’s Day message, saluting the late Ivan Don for the support he provided when he was still alive.
Mange then questioned why Zari was snubbing Diamond, yet she stays in his House in South Africa. She went ahead to challenge the Boss Lady to move out of Diamond’s house if she did not recognize him as the father of her Kids.
Zari Hassan leaves fans heartbroken after postponing Tiffah’s birthday Party
Published: August 16, 2018
Zari Hassan has postponed her daughter’s birthday party hours before it kicked off.
The highly anticipated birthday party that had been scheduled for August 17 in South Africa has been shifted to a later date because of Zari’s tight schedule. Tiffah Dangote was set to celebrate her birthday alongside a huge crowd after she turned 3 on August 6.
Using her (Tiffah) Instagram account, Zari announced that the party won’t be happening this week. Zari is still in Uganda and it seems something might have forced her to cancel the party.
I will throw my bday Party before the month ends Inshallah. Change of plans. Mom is caught up” wrote Zari through her daughters account.
Diamond is expected to fly 30 fans from Tanzania to South Africa to join his family in the celebrations. Zari, severally, has hinted that she would prefer the party cancelled and the crowd set to jet in stays in Tanzania.
Zari Hassan’s complex relationship from Ivan to date
Adopted from: Daily Nation
Zari Hassan and Ivan
It’s alleged that the curvaceous, London-educated lass from Jinja, decided to walk out of a 12-year-old marriage she termed as toxic and abusive. Ivan was rumoured to have made a habit of physically abusing Zari. He denied the claims, saying his baby mama’s injuries were as a result of a car crash. In her interview with NTV Uganda in December 2015, Zari opened up to presenter Faridah Nakazibwe, saying that she did put in a lot of effort in trying to salvage the union to no avail.
“I tried so much to mend the relationship but it failed. I was abused by Ivan even in front of my kids. Sometimes it happened in public places. I think everyone knows that now. It’s a common thing in relationships so it shouldn’t be a secret,” said the mother of five now. Ivan’s attempts to reconcile with Zari were futile as she had already made up her mind to leave him.
Zari Hassan and Diamond
After dumping Ivan, Zari moved on and would then fall in love with another basket-baller, Farouk Sempala, with whom they had a short-lived relationship. Farouk then went on the rampage claiming that Zari aborted his kids and that was the reason for their breakup, according to Uganda Exposed.
In December 2014, a picture of Diamond, who had just broken up with his bongo movie actress Wema Sepetu, emerged showing him canoodling with Zari in South Africa. The two denied being in a relationship, with Zari saying that they were working on some music project which never materialised.
She said: “Diamond is just a friend of mine. It’s never been written that females and males can’t be friends. It is backward people that use that kind of perspective to blow things out of proportion, ” she insisted.
However, their union was confirmed a few weeks later when Zari graced the red carpet hand-in-hand with Diamond Platnumz during the Channel O Video Music Awards ceremony in South Africa.
Ivan Fights Diamond Over Zari Hassan
When news broke that Zari was pregnant with Diamond’s first-born (baby Latifah Dangote) all hell broke loose, forcing Ivan, who had been quiet about his ex-wife’s new love affair with a successful musician, decided to make his voice heard. .It was widely reported that Ivan was shocked and disgusted to find out his baby mama was pregnant again at her “old” age.
According to Uganda showbiz blog Big Eye, he said, “Zari is an old woman who may not manage the stress that comes with bringing a new life into the world”. It added that Ivan was surprised because they had agreed that even with their separation she should never bring someone else to the world but rather concentrate on co-parenting the three sons. With the aid of his close friend King Lawrence, Ivan started attacking Diamond via social media posts asking him to leave Zari alone.
In one of his Facebook posts in December 2015, King Lawrence offered Diamond $40,000 (Sh4 million) to leave Zari alone and allow her to return to South Africa from Tanzania to take care of her children, who he claimed were missing her mother. Diamond did not respond. A few weeks later Zari flew to Uganda and hosted the Zari All White party, which Ivan attended. Diamond, too, was supposed to attend the event but despite being in Uganda, he did not show up. This led to rumours that he didn’t turn up to support Zari because he was afraid of a confrontation with Ivan.
Later, after returning home to Tanzania, Diamond was forced to address the claims, saying he wasn’t afraid of Ivan: “Watu wanasema namuogopa (Ivan), mimi siwezi kumwogopa, hii code chafu kabisa kutoka Tandale mimi nimwogope mtu! Sijawahi kuwa na matatizo naye,nishakutana naye wakati naenda kwenye MTV alikuwepo, mara nyingi tulikuwa tunapishana hivi na hivi kabisa. Hatujawahi kusalimiana sababu sijawahi kuwa na mahusiano naye niseme nimsalimie ni uongo. Halafu nilikuwa nikipita, nipo na crew,security, yeye anakua anapita tu maskini ya mungu,” Cloud FM radio, quoted Diamond as saying.
Explaining his absence, he said that he missed Zari’s All White Party because he had an agreement with his promoter that required him to keep away from the public eye before his scheduled show with Patoranking in Kampala, which was to take place on the following day.
Diamond’s beef with Ivan would never end, with both men flaunting their wealth on social platforms in a show of might. Sometime in September 2016, Diamond posted a photo of his new mansion in South Africa and when he unveiled it, he took a jab at Ivan, captioning the photo: “They are busy bragging that they are rich yet their kids are still living in a rented house… and now a person whom they abuse daily saying that he’s broke and poor bought a house, so that their kids can have a better life.” Later on, Ivan shot back terming it a rental home. In April 2017, Diamond posted a picture of him with his new ride, a Hummer, that he said cost him five million shillings. A few hours later, Ivan also posted a picture of himself with a Hummer.
Diamond seemed to have buried the hatchet, however, after Ivan’s death. He passed his condolences via an Instagram post accompanied by a picture of a lit red candle and wrote, “Mbele yako, nyuma yetu…” (You have gone ahead, we are right behind you).