The mother of musician Diamond Platnumz has finally weighed in on speculations that she has the final say on who becomes her son’s wife.
Sanura Kassim, alias Bi Sandra, says she has no rights, whatsoever, to pick a wife for her 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.
For a long time now, 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 is said Diamond’s mum vouches for Zari Hassan to be her daughter-in-law, and not any other woman.
Since his break-up with Zari in February this year, Diamond has been linked to a string of top video vixens in Tanzania including Tunda Sebastian, Lynn, among others.