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Beyond Exes: The surprising ties that bond Zari Hassan and Diamond Platnumz

Zari Hassan and Diamond Platnumz have always managed to draw much attention to themselves without intentionality. Their public personas have for the longest time pulled the interest of their fans with many always looking out for their next big moves. 

Looking back at how their history has led them to their current situation (co-parenting), it’s not enough to say that their children are the only reason they still accommodate each other in their lives.

Could there still be sparks, or are they simply having an unconventional platonic relationship nurtured through co-parenting?

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Let’s date back.

The former couple’s relationship was a subject of fascination for many fans and followers over the years. Zari, a Ugandan socialite and entrepreneur, and Diamond Platnumz, a Tanzanian musician, began dating around 2014.

Their relationship quickly captured public attention due to their celebrity status and the cultural significance of their union as a Ugandan and Tanzanian couple.

The former lovers were known for their extravagant displays of affection, particularly on social media, as they frequently shared romantic messages, pictures, and videos, which further amplified the interest in their relationship.

Zari and Diamond Platnumz have two children: a daughter named Latiffah Dangote (commonly known as Princess Tiffah) and a son named Prince Nillan.

Their children became popular figures on social media, with their parents often sharing adorable moments and milestones with their followers.

Throughout their relationship, Zari and Diamond faced several controversies and allegations that attracted media attention.

There were reports of infidelity on Diamond’s part, including rumors of him being involved with other women. Zari publicly addressed these issues, adding a layer of drama and intrigue to their relationship.

In February 2018, Zari Hassan announced their breakup on social media, citing infidelity as one of the reasons.

The breakup marked the end of their romantic relationship, although they maintained a co-parenting relationship for the sake of their children.

Despite their split, they occasionally appeared together at public events and shared positive interactions on social media, indicating an amicable post-breakup rapport.

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However, besides siring children together, what’s the glue that holds together these two former lovers? What exactly binds their relationship, giving them an edge of closeness?

Below we look into the similarities they have that may contribute to their shared bond.

Social Media Influence

Both Zari and Diamond Platnumz have a substantial presence on social media platforms, particularly Instagram. They are known for sharing glimpses of their personal lives, including lavish lifestyles, family moments, and professional endeavors. Their social media profiles have garnered millions of followers, making them influential figures in the digital space.

Business Ventures

Zari Hassan and Diamond Platnumz have ventured into various business endeavors. Zari, for instance, has her own cosmetics line called Zari Beauty and is involved in real estate investments. Diamond Platnumz, on the other hand, has his record label called Wasafi Classic Baby (WCB), which has signed several successful East African artistes. He has also launched his own line of perfume.


Zari Hassan and Diamond Platnumz have shown their philanthropic side by being involved in various charitable activities. They have been known to support causes such as education, healthcare, and poverty alleviation in Tanzania and other African countries. Their philanthropic efforts have helped them connect with their fans on a deeper level and contribute positively to their communities.

Musical Careers

Diamond Platnumz is a highly successful musician and one of the most prominent artistes in East Africa. His music, which fuses elements of Bongo Flava (a Tanzanian music genre) with other contemporary styles, has gained international recognition and accolades. Zari Hassan, although not primarily known for her musical endeavors, has appeared in a few music videos alongside Diamond Platnumz.

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