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About

Zari Hassan is a socialite and a businesswoman. She is referred to as the boss lady and if you follow her, you will understand her. Despite her busy schedule, Zari Hassan is also a mother of five children.

Personal Life

Zarinah ‘Zari’ Hassan was born on 23 September 1980 in Jinja, Uganda. Zari Hassan has different ethnicities as her grandparents hailed from India, Uganda, Somalia and Burundi. Zari Hassan's mother Halima Hassan died in 2017 from heart failure and her father Nasur Hassan is a farmer. 

Zari Hassan has two brothers and five sisters. Some of her siblings are Zuleha Hassan, Asha Hassan, Zara Hassan, and Abdul Karim Hassan. 

Away from the glamorous lifestyle you see on Zari’s Instagram, she describes her childhood as normal and even calls herself a ‘village girl’. Growing up she aspired to be rich and said her surroundings didn’t inspire her at all. With this in mind, she pushed the boundaries of what was expected of her and the results are here for everyone to see.

Schooling

Zari Hassan did her secondary education at Jinja Girls High School. She then travelled to London, United Kingdom and got a diploma in Cosmetology.

Career

It might not look like it but Zari Hassan had a humble beginning. Whilst she did her diploma in London, she took on several jobs, her first being a housemaid and a sandwich factory. 

She travelled back to Uganda and then jetted off to South Africa to live with her aunt. Whilst there, she recorded her first song ‘Oli Wange’ but did not pursue her music further.

According to Zari Hassan, she wasn’t ready to comply with tradeoffs, mostly sexual, female artists are asked to make in exchange for music a music career. As such, she chose to be a video vixen to find a way to the top of the entertainment industry. 

Zari has featured in numerous videos including her ex-boyfriend Diamond’s ‘lyena’ and ‘Utanipenda’.

Businesses

Zari Hassan runs several companies which are behind her enormous wealth. Despite having inherited part of the wealth after her husband Ivan Ssemwanga passed on, Zari Hassan insists that she works hard to keep the investments growing. In fact, Zari says she built everything from the ground up with her late husband. 

Some of the companies she runs include a 5 Star Hotel, Brooklyn City College, Home in Waterfolk SA and a Real Estate Company. Most of Zari Hassan’s businesses are based in South Africa.

Relationship

Before Zari Hassan got involved with Diamond Platnumz, she was married to her late ex-husband Ivan Ssemwanga. In an interview with Toke Makinwa, Zari Hassan revealed that their relationship of 11 years ended bitterly after Ivan became violent. 

Zari narrated how her son’s confrontation made her think twice about the relationship and eventually left with her three kids, Pinto who’ll turn 19 in 2022, Raphael and Quincy. 

Afterwards, Zari Hassan and Diamond Platnumz kicked off their romance even before Ivan Ssemwanga was laid to rest. Diamond did not attend Zari Hassan's husband's burial and attributed it to his busy schedule. 

Diamond and Zari Hassan

Initially, Diamond Platnumz and Zari Hassan kept their relationship a secret and she attributed that to their age difference (she was eight years older) and the fact that she had three kids from her previous relationship.  

Zari Hassan got pregnant again with two of Diamond's babies. Latifah Dangote was born on 6 November 2015 and Prince Riaz was born on 6 December 2016. 

Latifah Dangote has over 6 million followers and is an influencer and an ambassador of NMB Bank in Tanzania. Prince Riaz known as Prince Nillan on Instagram has over 1 million followers and is a brand ambassador for a baby shop.

Their relationship was shrouded with all manner of controversies, particularly allegations of cheating on Diamond’s part. That was the very thing that eventually led to Zari Hassan and Diamond's breakup.  

Speaking on Talk with Toke Makinwa, Zari said that Diamond’s dishonesty was what forced her to leave after she got wind of the stories about his cheating. Diamond was ready to splash on a wedding but Zari Hassan had had enough.

Zari Hassan and Diamond's latest news

Zari Hassan and Diamond are primed to appear on a Netflix series dubbed Young, Famous and African. The series will premier on March 18. Other African stars set to feature in the film include Khanyi Mbau, Naked DJ, Swanky Jerry, Andile Ncube, Nadia Nakai, and Annie Macaulay-Idibia. 

Zari Hassan’s new man

Zari Hassan has a new boyfriend identified as GK Choppa. GK Choppa is a businessman based in South Africa and the two have been busy on social media flaunting their romance.

Controversy

Zari Hassan before and after bleaching

Zari Hassan has been accused of bleaching her skin after she became popular. In her past photos, Zari Hassan appears light but many opine she still lightened her skin to match up to her socialite lifestyle.  

Zari Hassan without makeup

OK. Celebrities without makeup seem to be something that people are really interested in. Granted that rarely will you spot someone like Zari Hassan without makeup as they have an image to keep up with, but why is it a fascination? While some people are genuinely curious, others simply want to use this to troll others.  

Zari Hassan and Vera Sidika

Zari Hassan and Vera Sidika were best of friends, at least on social media, until they stopped sharing all their love. Fans have been curious about the deafening silence from the pair. Vera said that they are still close but Zari is yet to make a comment.

Fashion

If there's one thing Zari Hassan is known for is her fashion sense. From her hairstyles to her heels, she's always prim and proper. No wonder she's been feted as the Most Stylish Entrepreneur at the Couture Africa Styles Awards.

Car

Zari Hassan has a collection of top-of-the-range cars including a Range Rover Sport, a Bentley, a Mercedez Benz Sedan and a convertible and a Chrysler. 

House

Zari Hassan has a couple of luxurious houses. In South Africa, she has a home in Waterkloof, Gauteng and used to have another in Pretoria, bought by her ex-lover Diamond. 

Back in Uganda, Zari Hassan lives in her ex-husband's matrimonial home in Munyonyo. If you've seen the pictures online, you know what to expect inside Zari Hassan's house. It's luxury of the highest level with exquisite furniture and features that come with a modern home.

Net Worth

As of 2021, Zari Hassan’s net worth is estimated to cost $8.8 million from her businesses. Part of Zari Hassan’s wealth is reported to be from her late husband. 

Awards & Recognition

2021: Best Entrepreneur of the Year and Sophisticated Woman of the Year at the African Social Entertainment of the Year.

2021: Most Stylish Entrepreneur at the Couture Africa Styles Awards 

2020: Social Media Award in the One Africa Awards

2007: Channel O nomination for the East Africa Video of the Year

Social Media

Zari Hassan Instagram: @Zarithebosslady

Zari Hassan Twitter: @Zarithebosslady

Zari Hassan Facebook: Zari The Boss Lady 

Zari Hassan YouTube: Zari the boss Lady 

Q&A

How much is Zari Hassan worth?

As of 2021, Zari Hassan’s net worth is estimated to cost $8.8 million from her businesses. Part of Zari Hassan’s wealth is reported to be from her late husband. 

How many cars does Zari Hassan have?

Zari Hassan has up to five top of the range cars including a Range Rover Sport, a Bentley, Mercedez Benz Sedan and a convertible and a Chrysler. 

How old is Zari Hassan firstborn?

Zari Hassan’s firstborn Pinto was born in 2002. He will be turning 20 in 2022.

How many children does Zari Hassan have?

Zari Hassan has five children. Three are from her first marriage with her late husband Ivan Ssemanga and two from ex-lover Diamond Platnumz. They are Pinto, Quincy, Raphael, Latifah Dangote and Prince Riaz.

How old is Zari Hassan?

Born on 23 September 1980, Zari Hassan is 42 years old.

Also known as:
Zari The Boss Lady, Tlale
Real name:
Zarinah Hassan
Occupation:
Businesswoman, influencer, musician
Birthday:
23 September 1980
Nationality:
Ugandan
Star sign:
Libra
Birth place:
Jinja, Uganda
Height:
N/A
Children:
Latifah Dangote, Raphael, Prince Riaz and Quincy
Net Worth:
$8.8 million

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image of Zari Hassan Biography. Personal life, education, career, cars, house, net worth, relationships
Also known as:
Zari The Boss Lady, Tlale
Real name:
Zarinah Hassan
Occupation:
Businesswoman, influencer, musician
Birthday:
23 September 1980
Nationality:
Ugandan
Star sign:
Libra
Birth place:
Jinja, Uganda
Height:
N/A
Children:
Latifah Dangote, Raphael, Prince Riaz and Quincy
Net Worth:
$8.8 million

About

Zari Hassan is a socialite and a businesswoman. She is referred to as the boss lady and if you follow her, you will understand her. Despite her busy schedule, Zari Hassan is also a mother of five children.

Personal Life

Zarinah ‘Zari’ Hassan was born on 23 September 1980 in Jinja, Uganda. Zari Hassan has different ethnicities as her grandparents hailed from India, Uganda, Somalia and Burundi. Zari Hassan's mother Halima Hassan died in 2017 from heart failure and her father Nasur Hassan is a farmer. 

Zari Hassan has two brothers and five sisters. Some of her siblings are Zuleha Hassan, Asha Hassan, Zara Hassan, and Abdul Karim Hassan. 

Away from the glamorous lifestyle you see on Zari’s Instagram, she describes her childhood as normal and even calls herself a ‘village girl’. Growing up she aspired to be rich and said her surroundings didn’t inspire her at all. With this in mind, she pushed the boundaries of what was expected of her and the results are here for everyone to see.

Schooling

Zari Hassan did her secondary education at Jinja Girls High School. She then travelled to London, United Kingdom and got a diploma in Cosmetology.

Career

It might not look like it but Zari Hassan had a humble beginning. Whilst she did her diploma in London, she took on several jobs, her first being a housemaid and a sandwich factory. 

She travelled back to Uganda and then jetted off to South Africa to live with her aunt. Whilst there, she recorded her first song ‘Oli Wange’ but did not pursue her music further.

According to Zari Hassan, she wasn’t ready to comply with tradeoffs, mostly sexual, female artists are asked to make in exchange for music a music career. As such, she chose to be a video vixen to find a way to the top of the entertainment industry. 

Zari has featured in numerous videos including her ex-boyfriend Diamond’s ‘lyena’ and ‘Utanipenda’.

Businesses

Zari Hassan runs several companies which are behind her enormous wealth. Despite having inherited part of the wealth after her husband Ivan Ssemwanga passed on, Zari Hassan insists that she works hard to keep the investments growing. In fact, Zari says she built everything from the ground up with her late husband. 

Some of the companies she runs include a 5 Star Hotel, Brooklyn City College, Home in Waterfolk SA and a Real Estate Company. Most of Zari Hassan’s businesses are based in South Africa.

Relationship

Before Zari Hassan got involved with Diamond Platnumz, she was married to her late ex-husband Ivan Ssemwanga. In an interview with Toke Makinwa, Zari Hassan revealed that their relationship of 11 years ended bitterly after Ivan became violent. 

Zari narrated how her son’s confrontation made her think twice about the relationship and eventually left with her three kids, Pinto who’ll turn 19 in 2022, Raphael and Quincy. 

Afterwards, Zari Hassan and Diamond Platnumz kicked off their romance even before Ivan Ssemwanga was laid to rest. Diamond did not attend Zari Hassan's husband's burial and attributed it to his busy schedule. 

Diamond and Zari Hassan

Initially, Diamond Platnumz and Zari Hassan kept their relationship a secret and she attributed that to their age difference (she was eight years older) and the fact that she had three kids from her previous relationship.  

Zari Hassan got pregnant again with two of Diamond's babies. Latifah Dangote was born on 6 November 2015 and Prince Riaz was born on 6 December 2016. 

Latifah Dangote has over 6 million followers and is an influencer and an ambassador of NMB Bank in Tanzania. Prince Riaz known as Prince Nillan on Instagram has over 1 million followers and is a brand ambassador for a baby shop.

Their relationship was shrouded with all manner of controversies, particularly allegations of cheating on Diamond’s part. That was the very thing that eventually led to Zari Hassan and Diamond's breakup.  

Speaking on Talk with Toke Makinwa, Zari said that Diamond’s dishonesty was what forced her to leave after she got wind of the stories about his cheating. Diamond was ready to splash on a wedding but Zari Hassan had had enough.

Zari Hassan and Diamond's latest news

Zari Hassan and Diamond are primed to appear on a Netflix series dubbed Young, Famous and African. The series will premier on March 18. Other African stars set to feature in the film include Khanyi Mbau, Naked DJ, Swanky Jerry, Andile Ncube, Nadia Nakai, and Annie Macaulay-Idibia. 

Zari Hassan’s new man

Zari Hassan has a new boyfriend identified as GK Choppa. GK Choppa is a businessman based in South Africa and the two have been busy on social media flaunting their romance.

Controversy

Zari Hassan before and after bleaching

Zari Hassan has been accused of bleaching her skin after she became popular. In her past photos, Zari Hassan appears light but many opine she still lightened her skin to match up to her socialite lifestyle.  

Zari Hassan without makeup

OK. Celebrities without makeup seem to be something that people are really interested in. Granted that rarely will you spot someone like Zari Hassan without makeup as they have an image to keep up with, but why is it a fascination? While some people are genuinely curious, others simply want to use this to troll others.  

Zari Hassan and Vera Sidika

Zari Hassan and Vera Sidika were best of friends, at least on social media, until they stopped sharing all their love. Fans have been curious about the deafening silence from the pair. Vera said that they are still close but Zari is yet to make a comment.

Fashion

If there's one thing Zari Hassan is known for is her fashion sense. From her hairstyles to her heels, she's always prim and proper. No wonder she's been feted as the Most Stylish Entrepreneur at the Couture Africa Styles Awards.

Car

Zari Hassan has a collection of top-of-the-range cars including a Range Rover Sport, a Bentley, a Mercedez Benz Sedan and a convertible and a Chrysler. 

House

Zari Hassan has a couple of luxurious houses. In South Africa, she has a home in Waterkloof, Gauteng and used to have another in Pretoria, bought by her ex-lover Diamond. 

Back in Uganda, Zari Hassan lives in her ex-husband's matrimonial home in Munyonyo. If you've seen the pictures online, you know what to expect inside Zari Hassan's house. It's luxury of the highest level with exquisite furniture and features that come with a modern home.

Net Worth

As of 2021, Zari Hassan’s net worth is estimated to cost $8.8 million from her businesses. Part of Zari Hassan’s wealth is reported to be from her late husband. 

Awards & Recognition

2021: Best Entrepreneur of the Year and Sophisticated Woman of the Year at the African Social Entertainment of the Year.

2021: Most Stylish Entrepreneur at the Couture Africa Styles Awards 

2020: Social Media Award in the One Africa Awards

2007: Channel O nomination for the East Africa Video of the Year

Social Media

Zari Hassan Instagram: @Zarithebosslady

Zari Hassan Twitter: @Zarithebosslady

Zari Hassan Facebook: Zari The Boss Lady 

Zari Hassan YouTube: Zari the boss Lady 

Q&A

How much is Zari Hassan worth?

As of 2021, Zari Hassan’s net worth is estimated to cost $8.8 million from her businesses. Part of Zari Hassan’s wealth is reported to be from her late husband. 

How many cars does Zari Hassan have?

Zari Hassan has up to five top of the range cars including a Range Rover Sport, a Bentley, Mercedez Benz Sedan and a convertible and a Chrysler. 

How old is Zari Hassan firstborn?

Zari Hassan’s firstborn Pinto was born in 2002. He will be turning 20 in 2022.

How many children does Zari Hassan have?

Zari Hassan has five children. Three are from her first marriage with her late husband Ivan Ssemanga and two from ex-lover Diamond Platnumz. They are Pinto, Quincy, Raphael, Latifah Dangote and Prince Riaz.

How old is Zari Hassan?

Born on 23 September 1980, Zari Hassan is 42 years old.