Tanzanian musician Diamond Platnumz is in love with a Kenyan lady identified as Tanasha Donna Oketch.
Ms Oketch, a radio host at NRG, is actor Nick Mutuma’s ex-lover.
Diamond took to Instagram, via the Insta stories feature on Tuesday, to reveal that he and Ms Oketch are officially an item.
“Poor lion has fallen in love,” wrote Diamond.
The “Sikomi” star also took a video showing the two on vacation on a sandy beach.
“I love you Tanasha” were the words written on sand, with the “Make Me Sing” hit-maker saying: “She looks beautiful even in her shadow”.
Ms Oketch is yet to address the musician’s claims.
Well-placed sources, however, cast doubt on the musician’s claims, with an informant revealing that NRG Radio is working on a project with the Tanzanian heavy-hitter, and NRG Radio is, therefore, using the two brands to create hype ahead of the launch.
Ms Oketch and Mr Mutuma went separate ways early 2017, with Ms Oketch citing “incompatibility” as reason for their break up.
The two first knew each other on social media before giving relationship a try.
Ms Oketch, who is a model, has featured as a video vixen in Ali Kiba’s song featuring Christian Bella called “Nagharamia”.
Diamond’s previous relationship with Ugandan socialite Zari Hassan, a mother of his two children, ended on February 14, 2018.
Introduction of Ms Oketch into the picture has left a section of the musician’s fans confused, given the singer’s mother, Sanura Kassim, early November confirmed that her son had gotten a lover in the name of Kim Nana, whose real name is Lilian Kessy.
Diamond’s kinsperson, who sought anonymity, was the first to break news about the musician’s new found relationship with Kim Nana.
“…Diamond is so serious with the video vixen [Kim Nana] that he has convinced her into changing her religion [from Christianity to Islam] as they plan their wedding. Diamond says age is catching up with him, and he needs to settle down,” the artiste’s relative told Tanzania’s Amani newspaper.
“Kim Nana spends most of her time at a boutique owned by Diamond’s sister, Esma Platnumz. She is closely monitored and protected by Diamond’s close family members. If you’re unaware of the musician’s history with women, you’d think Kim is his first lover,” said the informant.
Diamond did not pick up the phone, when he was reached for comment by Amani newspaper.
However, his mother confirmed that her son was indeed “serious” with “the mother of the house – Kim Nana”.
“Ignore the false rumours suggesting I kicked her [Kim Nana] out of my son’s house. If anything, I am with her here; she is seated next to me as I am speaking to you on phone,” Ms Kassim told an Amani journalist, who had reached her for comment.
“Kim Nana is currently taking Islam and Sharia lessons. She is also being taught how to read and interpret the Quran by Diamond’s uncle, Shamte – the brother to my son’s dad. Those waiting for my son to dump Kim would have to wait for a very long time; that won’t even happen,” said Ms Kassim, who passed on the phone to Kim Nana.
Kim only chuckled in excitement, and said how happy she was being accepted by Diamond’s immediate family.
The video vixen, thereafter, returned the phone to Ms Kassim, who, in turn, passed it on to Diamond’s uncle, Shamte, to further cement Ms Kassim’s claims – that Kim Nana was indeed converting to Islam.
“It is true I am imparting Islam lessons in her. These lessons include general Islam values and Quran teachings. As Diamond’s mum has told you, all is going on well so far,” said Shamte.
Until one, or two months ago, Kim Nana stayed in a single-roomed house in Sinza Mori area in Dar es Salaam. She, thereafter, moved into Diamond’s house after Ijumaa newspaper highlighted the dilapidated conditions Kim Nana’s house was in.
It remains unclear at what point exactly Diamond and Kim Nana began dating.
Those revelations came on the back of a statement by Diamond’s mum that she “has no rights, whatsoever, to pick a wife for my superstar son”.
“I cannot choose a lifetime partner for Diamond. That is his obligation. I have heard some people advising him to marry Zari [Hassan]. [I won’t encourage or discourage him from doing that]. When the two met and started their relationship [in November, 2014]; and even went ahead to get [two] children together, my opinion wasn’t sought. On who becomes a spouse, is a decision made by lovers themselves, and not the lovers’ parents,” Ms Kassim told Tanzania’s Risasi Vibes early November.
For a long time, reports on entertainment outlets in Tanzania said Ms Kassim has a strong influence on her son’s decisions, including those relating to who he dates and interacts with.
Early 2018, online outlets in the country were fraught with claims that Ms Kassim disliked Diamond’s baby mama and longtime side-squeeze, Hamisa Mobetto.
The May, 2018 reports said Ms Kassim beat up Ms Mobetto, when she found her in Diamond’s Madale home.
Hamisa, later, came out to dismiss those claims.
It was reported that Diamond’s mum, for the longest time, vouched for Zari Hassan to be her daughter-in-law, but her son thought otherwise.
Since his break-up with Zari in February this year, Diamond was linked to a string of top video vixens in Tanzania including Tunda Sebastian, Lynn, among others.
Other women who the musician dated in the past include actresses Wema Sepetu and Jacqueline Wolper, models Jokate Mwegelo and Naj, radio presenter Penniel Mwingilwa, among others.
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