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Zari talks about her life from Jinja to the Instagram Queen she is now

By Mico  29 November 2021 11:26 am EAT

Zari was recently talking to Toke Makinwa, a Nigerian radio personality, television host and vlogger when she explained in detail her journey from Jinja, Uganda way back to the 22 years she has spent in South Africa.

Zari in her office

Zari strikes a pose from her Brookyln City College office

The highlight of her interview was about her;  

Education, Children, Love life, Business, Late Husband, Diamond Platnumz, Hamisa Mobetto and what she looks for in a man.


The interview kicked off with her having 9 million followers on Instagram and what she did to gain such a following and her response was consistency, late nights and hard work.

You are a socialite and a businesswoman, but we will concentrate on Zari Hassan.

Who is Zari?

"I am such a village girl from a small town, Jinja in Uganda, that had one library. I am from a family of six girls and two brothers, my mom passed and my father, a farmer is still around."

My grandparents are from four countries i.e; India, Uganda, Somalia and Burundi.

Zari disturbing the streets of the US
Zari disturbing the streets of the US


I did cosmetology in the UK for two years, but it never took me anywhere, but while at it, I did some other jobs of being a maid, cleaner and also worked at a sandwich factory.

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I then  moved back to Uganda where my mom was a tailor and my dad a farmer, but they did not inspire me that much, so I decided to go to South Africa to further my studies.

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I got to South Africa where I joined my auntie doing her salon business in Pretoria but the women who came around were just talking about their failed relationships and as months went by, I met the father of my children.


Zari, who has been in South Africa for 22 years also talked about her short span music career, but she could not put up with the pressures that most female artists go through being exploited.

Zari, Diamond Platnumz and the chuildren

Diamond Platnumz with lil Tiffah s Quincy is with mom while Raphael and Pinto are the other side of the couch. Nillan had not arrived at the time...


My first born is Pinto, 18, is very diplomatic and is very good at maths and my second born, Rapahel, 15, is a little bit like the father. He loves money and he is a gangster and Quincy, is Zari's last born with her late hubby Ivan Semwanga, he fits in well with the kids and will do the same with the corporates.

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The last two are Diamond Platnumz'. Latiffah Dangotte, 6, enjoys the attention of all her four brothers, she is a diva and has 2 million followers on Instagram.

The last one is Nillan, very laid back and quiet, he will turn 5 next month.

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