Zarinah Hassan, popularly known as Zari Hassan is one of the most popular and accomplished socialites from Uganda.
She currently resides in South Africa where she runs her chains of businesses and raises her children. Zari is a single mother of five children and we honestly don't know how she manages to balance her time as a full-time mum and a career woman. It’s amazing.
Here is a look at Zari Hassan’s children who are growing up so fast! Check out their photos, their ages, and where they are currently.
Zari Hassan’s children with Ivan Ssemwanga
In 2004, Zari Hassan got married to Ugandan-born South African tycoon- Ivan Ssemwanga. The couple held an elaborate traditional ceremony that is reported to have cost about 1 billion Ugandan shillings.
Their marriage lasted for nine years and resulted in the birth of three sons- Pinto, Raphael, and Quincy. In 2013, Zari filed for divorce from Ivan and accused him of physically abusing her.
In 2017, Ivan Ssemwanga suffered a stroke while returning to South Africa from Uganda. He was admitted to the Steve Biko Hospital in Pretoria, South Africa where his ex-wife Zari took care of him. He died on 25 May 2017 and was buried on 30th May 2017 in his ancestral home in Uganda.
In addition to the three children that Ivan had with Zari Hassan, Ivan had three other children from his previous marriage.
Here is a look at each of Zari Hassan’s children with Ivan Ssemwanga and where they currently are.
Pinto Ttale is the eldest of Zari Hassan’s children. He was born to Zari and her husband- Ivan on 7th August 2003.
Following his father’s death, Pinto was named as the official heir of Ivan Ssemwaga in a family ceremony that was held at Ssemwaga’s home in Nakaliro village in Kayunga District. Pinto was not present at the event but he was represented by his mother and his younger brothers.
A proud mama bear, Zari Hassan took to Instagram in 2021 to gush over her eldest son Pinto for being appointed Deputy Head of School. She also pointed out that the young Ssemwanga heir had been voted the most disciplined student in school. Aren’t those the words that all mothers dream of saying?
The second of Zari Hassan’s children is Raphael Ssemwanga Junior. He was born on 31st December 2005 to Zari and Ivan.
In January 2021, Raphael Ssemwanga who is often referred to as Rafy by his family caused a stir online after going live on Instagram and revealing that he was gay.
In an attempt to clear the air, Zari publicly declared that her son had a girlfriend and had only said that he was gay to put off older women who were harassing her teenage son.
Zari Hassan’s third child is a son called Quincy or Lil Q. He celebrates his birthday every year on the 2nd of May.
Like his two older brothers, Lil Q inherited the best genes from both his parents and he is quite a charmer.
Zari Hassan’s children with Diamond Platnumz
After parting ways with Ivan Ssemwanga, Zari Hassan found love again in the arms of Tanzania’s Bongo Flava musician- Nasibu Abdul Juma Issack, aka Diamond Platnumz.
The two were together between 2014 and 2018 and despite their huge gap (Zari is 9 years older than Diamond) they were considered one of the power couples of East Africa.
Zari and Diamond broke up after Diamond had an affair with Tanzanian model Hamissa Mobetto. Her relationship with Diamond resulted in the birth of Zari Hassan’s two youngest children- a son and a daughter.
Latifah Dangote, aka Tiffah, is the fourth of Zari Hassan’s children and her only daughter. She was born on 6 August 2015 to Zari and Diamond.
At only six years old, Tiffah has already established her mark as a fashionista, brand ambassador and social media influencer and has about 3 million followers on Instagram.
The youngest of Zari Hassan’s children is a son called Prince Nillan. He was born on the 6th of December 2016 and is Zari’s only son with Diamond Platnumz.
Like his sister, Prince Nillan is also a big deal on social media and at only five years old, he already has 1.5 million followers on Instagram.