Tanzanian musician Diamond Platnumz shocked radio listeners on Tuesday night when he claimed that his ex-partner and mother of his two children, Zari Hassan, cheated on him with Nigerian superstar Peter Okoye, formerly of P-Square.
Diamond also alleged that Zari Hassan also had a fling with her gym instructor.
The “Tetema” star made those revelations on Wasafi FM’s inaugural show “Block 89” on April 23.
“Zari Hassan was dating P-Square’s Peter [Okoye] a few months before she and I got our first baby, Latiffah Dangote. I read [love] messages that she and Peter sent each other via mobile phone. I even confronted her,” said Diamond Platnumz, suggesting Zari’s secret relationship with the Nigerian heavy-hitter took place a few months to August, 2015.
“Zari also brought her gym instructor into our house [in Madale, Tanzania]. She was also dating him. Unlike, Peter’s case, [in which she dated him when we were new to each other], she started secretly seeing her gym instructor after we had already gotten our first baby,” said Diamond Platnumz to the shock of the hosts.
Zari Hassan, who dated Diamond Platnumz for three years, has, however, come out to vehemently refute that she cheated on Diamond with Peter Okoye and the said-gym instructor.
Diamond’s remarks contradict the reasons Zari Hassan gave for their break-up, which she announced on February 14, 2018.
Zari Hassan, at the time, said Diamond Platnumz disrespected her by cheating on her with multiple women, including Hamisa Mobetto.
The cheating allegations, Diamond acknowledged — in the Wasafi FM interview – that they were true, though he claims he philandered because: “Zari refused to relocate to Tanzania where we could be close to each other”.
“As a young man, who is a superstar; and my sexual urge is still high, there was no way I could stay for close to three months without intimacy. I was ready to put up a business for Zari in Tanzania, but she completely declined to relocate from South Africa. What were you expecting me to do; especially with all the attention I am getting from women, given my superstar status?” posed the award-winning crooner.
The musician went ahead to shockingly admit that he cheated on Zari because “I wanted her to walk out of my life without necessarily asking her to”.
Diamond Platnumz, however, said he acknowledged that Zari Hassan “possessed all the ‘wife-material’ qualities”, and “loved me more than I loved her”.
The singer also went ahead to say, true to Zari’s previous claims, there were months he did not send money for his two children’s upkeep because “Zari was denying me access to the kids”.
“She blocked all the avenues I could use to communicate with the kids. And again, now she has a man in her life; I cannot be calling her every now and again asking her to pass the phone to my children. What would her new lover think? That, maybe, I am trying to win her back, which is not the case. That explains why I stopped visiting or communicating regularly with the children. I have, however, asked Zari to write down all the financial needs of the children, and I would be sending money direct to the [bank] accounts of those respective firms offering the services she would have listed,” said Diamond Platnumz.
Zari Hassan says Diamond Platnumz was and still is a deadbeat dad, who hardly provides “financial or emotional” support for their children.
Diamond, however, says Zari “is bitter after she discovered that I moved on and was serious with Kenya’s Tanasha”.