Tanasha Oketch’s family has warned Diamond Platnumz against impregnating her out of wedlock, Tanzania’s Ijumaa Newspaper says.
The revelations come on the back of claims that Ms Oketch, a radio presenter at NRG, is expecting the musician’s baby.
Tanasha has, however, come out to refute those rumours.
Diamond’s reputation – as a partner – has, often, come under razor-sharp criticism, with those opposed to his alleged “selfish” deeds claiming he hooks up, deceives women into love before impregnating them and disappearing.
The proponents of this school of thought give examples of Zari Hassan and Hamisa Mobetto as the “Make Me Sing” hit-maker’s victims.
Well-placed sources from Tanasha’s family in Mombasa have now warned the artiste against getting a baby with 22-year-old Ms Oketch, who “was brought up in a highly-religious background”, Ijumaa Newspaper reveals.
The informant, a kin to Ms Oketch, told the outlet: “There are a lot of things [we have spoken to Tanasha about her relationship with Diamond]. However, what stands out is the ultimatum the family has put on her – that she shouldn’t get a baby with Diamond out of wedlock. That decision was arrived at after deliberating on many issues,” the insider told the news outlet.
“What you should know is that Tanasha comes from a very religious family; her parents strictly adhere to Christian doctrines, and wouldn’t want their daughter to disobey the teachings.”
The source, however, stated that Ms Oketch’s family is not opposed to their daughter’s relationship with the award-winning crooner.
“What we won’t entertain is him [Diamond] taking advantage of our daughter, and ditching her thereafter,” said the informant.
The ex-model’s kinsmen have challenged Diamond to exchange wedding vows with Tanasha before even thinking of babies, saying the entertainer’s history with women “shows an undesired pattern”.
“Diamond dated Wema Sepetu for long, but he, eventually, left her. He, thereafter, moved to Zari, whom he got two children with; and the rumour mill, consequently, was rife with claims that he would marry her, but he still deserted her after it emerged that he impregnated Hamisa Mobetto during a fling.
“Following such habits, we cannot trust him when he says he would marry our daughter. Until that day he would visit us; and be introduced formally, and, thereafter, given the go-ahead to marry Tanasha, we won’t entertain the thought of the two getting babies together,” said the source.
Ijumaa Newspaper reached Diamond’s mum, Sanura Kassim, for comment.
“I am not aware of claims that Tanasha’s family in Mombasa has warned Diamond against getting babies with the radio presenter. However, we – on our end – have sat down with Diamond and advised him against getting another baby out of wedlock,” said Ms Kassim.
Diamond’s sister, Esma Platnumz, corroborated her mother’s statement, saying they are siding with Tanasha’s family on the “no baby out of marriage” ultimatum.
Neither Diamond nor Tanasha was immediately available for comment.
Diamond Platnumz has three children – two with Ms Hassan and one with Ms Mobetto.