located in South Africa Zari Hassan, a socialite from Uganda, has spoken out in defense of her choice to date someone more than ten years her junior.
According to Zari, women who date younger men face harsher judgment from society than those who date older guys.
The mother of five claimed that she received extra attention because of the fact that her children were all teenagers or older.
Despite his youthful appearance, my guy is nearly 31 years old. You wouldn’t realize I’m turning 42 unless you knew my children were older, but if you didn’t know me before, you could assume that because I had older children, you already know everything there is to know about me.
It seems I’m too old now. A few weeks before her planned wedding, Zari broke up with her fiance of two years, GK Choppa, in April. Since her romance with GK Choppa had ended, Zari decided to erase any evidence of their time together.
Even though Choppa was showering Zari with compliments and posting pictures of their romantic moments together on Instagram, the two were no longer together. Choppa is an entrepreneur from Uganda who now lives in South Africa.
Zari and the man she was dating at the time split up in 2021 for reasons that are not quite apparent, and she was mentioned on a list of celebrities who broke up with their boyfriends.
The president of Brooklyn City College used Valentine’s Day in 2021 to introduce the public to her new beau, whom she called “Dark Stallion.” Since Zari’s face had been obscured in every prior shot, this was the first time internet users were getting a good look at his “Dark Stallion.”
After dating for a few months, Zari and Dark Stallion broke up, and she took down all the photos she had posted of them together.
Zari Hassan and I meet up to film the cover story for TRUE LOVE on Mother’s Day. To that end, I can totally relate to how she drops in unexpectedly and immediately checks her phone to see what her kids are up to. There is no room for error in the life of a mother of five.
Her white dera with African pattern embellishments makes her look as fresh as a daisy, despite the fact that she has recently hosted a cancer charity performance and back-to-back engagements.
Her actual, jet-black hair falls beyond her shoulders and her skin is delicate and radiant, although she is shorter than she appears in her Instagram photos.
Sylvia Namutebi, a former Ugandan beauty queen, is accompanying her with the help of her manager, Aly Allibhai of Talent Africa.
Zari has learned to ignore the curious looks she receives. After all, her fame extends far and wide across East Africa.
She started off as a singer when she first moved to South Africa from Uganda, but now she’s a social media phenomenon whose hosting abilities are in demand everywhere from Nairobi to London.
The Ugandan billionaire Ivan Don Semwanga and the Tanzanian celebrity Diamond Platnumz were two of the men she dated seriously along the road.
She has approximately four million people that follow her on Instagram. She is known on Twitter as @ZariTheBossLady. To what extent, then, does the Boss Lady deserve her title?
It’s possible, she says. My inability to tolerate slow coworkers is my greatest flaw. I simply cannot stand them; I simply cannot put up with that kind of behavior.
Her daily activities are anything but tranquil. Pinto, 14, Raphael, 13, Quincy, 12, Latifah, 2, and Nillan, 1, are all under her watchful eye when she jets out to meetings, events, and parties and updates her admirers on her hectic schedule. in transit.
She claims it categorically without shame that this was always her identity. Zarinah Hassan, who is of mixed racial ancestry, was born in the Ugandan town of Jinja in the year 1980. I never inquired as to their first encounter, but they were both native Ugandans.
The paternal side of my family hails from Western Uganda, namely the city of Fort Portal, whereas my mother’s side is Indian.
Both my mom and dad have dual heritages. Both his mother and father emigrated from Africa; in this case, Burundi and Somalia, respectively.
After finishing primary school in Jinja’s integrated system, Zari transferred to a secondary school exclusively for female students. “After that, I uprooted and headed to the UK to get a cosmetology education.” She subsequently attended school for HR in South Africa.
Zari always hoped she would make it in life. “My aspirations were along the lines of the glamorous and accomplished people I’d always looked up to.”
She enjoyed time with her seven siblings (five sisters and two brothers) but could also hold her own. I spent most of my childhood alone, playing with dolls.
She was always drawn to the males in her class as she grew older. I was the only girl in a group of more than 20 lads, and I earned the reputation of being a troublemaker because of it.
Because I was usually the odd one out, most of the girls in my community didn’t like me. “Even if I was quiet in class and friendly to my neighbors, I was still the girl who everyone knew on Main Street,” she explains.
Halima Hassan is a single mother who brought up her children.
She raised seven kids on her own and she was a hustler, my son says. Almost every hotel in Jinja placed an order with her, and she quickly became overwhelmed. She was widely regarded as the area’s top tailor at the time.
She hardly slept, justifying it by the fact that we needed the money for food and tuition. When I was growing up, I never witnessed a single mother working so hard.
So much of what I know, I owe to what I picked up from her. Until the day I die, she will always be my most valuable player.
Zari’s mother passed away from pancreatic cancer last summer in the month of July. It was caught at an advanced stage, and by then it was too late to save her.
There was a tremendous loss for Zari. I learned how to cook from her, and we were so close. I truly credit my mother for shaping me into the woman I am today; she instilled in me the values of self-love and unwavering commitment to my convictions.