Diamond Platnumz’s is in the news at the moment after his unexpected visit to South Africa where he met Zari Hassan, the mother of his first two children.
The singer was welcomed like a hero by Zari as he stepped into her plush mansion. He was warmly welcomed by Zari and his two kids Princess Tiffah and Prince Nillan, who rushed to hug him after arriving at their home.
Diamond, who was in the company of three others, had a special time with his kids and even watched a cartoon program on TV before having a meal, which Zari prepared.
A person who wasn’t familiar with their past would be forgiven for thinking that the two were still together, with Zarinah doing the most to make the Tanzanian feel at home. And that’s the rub.
A little history first…
The two had a storybook romance for close to 4 years but their marriage ended abruptly when Zari dumped Chibu over his multiple cheating infractions.
And to show how cold-blooded she was? She dumped him on Valentine’s Day in 2018. For 2 years after that, the former couple had a strained relationship that was characterized by a lot of mud-slinging on the part of Zari but Diamond rarely took the bait and stayed above the fray.
Last year, things took a turn for the better and the two mended their relationship for the kids’ sake. They are at such a good place in their co-parenting journey at the moment that one would be forgiven for thinking that they might still get back together.
And I can pinpoint a few reasons for Zari’s change of heart;
Firstly, Diamond’s wealth allows him to cash a lot of cheques for his bad behaviour and philandering. The singer is still minting money during a period when most businesses have contracted. A wealthy provider male will always be attractive to women, despite his flaws.
Secondly, his relationship with Zari started mending the moment he became single. His time with 3rd baby mama Tanasha had just come to an end. This one is minor but it certainly made it easier for Chibu to re-engage with the Ugandan socialite.
Thirdly, Zarinah must have realised that in terms of eligible men, it doesn’t get any better than Diamond. The musician is in his own stratosphere, a man with who she can satisfy her hypergamy with.
Lastly, she did it for the kids. My hindbrain tells me no.
But what do I know…