Tanzanian musician Diamond Platnumz has thrown shade at his ex-lover Zari Hassan, saying his current girlfriend, Tanasha Oketch, has a better body shape, facial features and character than the Ugandan socialite.
Speaking to Tanzania’s Ijumaa newspaper, the “Kwangwaru” star said none of the women he dated in the past – including Ms Hassan – wanted to settle down with him, and that it is only Tanasha Oketch, who has accepted to be his wife.
“Tanasha Oketch is the only woman who has shown me that she takes seriously my desire to have a wife. And, as a result of her commitment, I hereby say – officially – that she is the one I will marry,” Diamond told Ijumaa newspaper.
“Tanasha Oketch has all the qualities that I am looking for in a wife. However, you know most of us [men] tend to look at aesthetical features such as facial attractiveness, body shape and other bodily qualities. After being sure of those, it is when we embark on evaluating the woman’s character. I would like to say that I have keenly subjected Ms Oketch to all those parameters, and I am convinced beyond doubt that she is well-bred and is very beautiful,” said Diamond Platnumz.
The musician further said that Tanasha Oketch, a radio presenter at NRG, introduced him to her family when he visited Kenya last Saturday.
Diamond Platnumz was pictured being received by Tanasha Oketch at the JKIA on December 1. The “Sikomi” hit-maker performed at a sold-out event in Thika.
Asked on why he settled on Ms Oketch; and not any other woman, Diamond said: “no woman in his life – present or in the past – matches the prettiness, body physique and character of Tanasha”.
Tanasha Oketch, 22, is a lady of Kenyan descent who has Italian roots.
She is the ex-girlfriend of Kenyan actor Nick Mutuma. The former couple 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”.
Unconfirmed reports say she hails from Mombasa.
On Tuesday last week, Diamond Platnumz took to Instagram, via the Insta stories feature, to reveal that he and Ms Oketch were officially an item.
“Poor lion has fallen in love,” wrote Diamond.
The “Kamwambie” 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.
Diamond Platnumz and Zari Hassan, the mother of the musician’s two children, broke up on February 14 this year, with Ms Hassan accusing the crooner of infidelity.