Zari Hassan Biography: Age, Children, New Boyfriend, Net Worth, Parents, House, News Today, Sons, Pictures


Zarinah Hassan (born 23 September 1980), best known as Zari the Boss Lady, is a gifted Ugandan reality TV personality.

She is also popular as an entrepreneur, influencer, philanthropist, and musician. The Jinja-born personality lives in South Africa and there she owns several businesses and landed assets.

Zari Hassan
Zari Hassan Biography
Zarinah Hassan, commonly known as Zari Hassan, is a Ugandan-born socialite, musician and businesswoman.
Background Information
Full Name: Zarinah Hassan
Other Names: Zari Hassan • Zari The Boss Lady
Born: 23 September 1980 (age 41)
Place of Birth: Jinja, Uganda
Nationality: Ugandan
Parents: Halima Hassan • Nasur Hassan
Siblings: Zuleha Hassan • Abdul Karim Hassan • Asha Hassan, Zara Hassan
Husband • Spouse: Ivan Semwanga (m. 2001–2013)
Boyfriend • Partner: Farouk Sempala (ex.) • King Bae (ex.) • Rick Ross (rum.) • GK Choppa (curr.) • Diamond Platnumz (ex.)
Children: Pinto Semwanga • Dido Semwanga • George Semwanga • Latifah Dangote • Prince Nillan
Education: Diploma in Cosmetology
Alma mater: Institution in London
Occupation: Socialite • Musician • Businesswoman
Years Active: 2000-date
Net Worth: $9.0 million

Early Life

Zari Hassan was born on 23 September 1980 in Jinja in Uganda. Her maternal grandfather is an Indian, her grandmother is from Uganda. Her paternal grandmother hails from Somalia and her grandmother is from Burundi. Zari is from a mixed heritage.

Her parents, Mr. Nasur Hassan and Mrs. Halima Hassan had their daughter in Uganda. Sadly, she lost her mother to heart failure in July 2017. Mrs. Halima passed on at Nakasero Hospital in Uganda while receiving treatment.

Zari has four siblings who she grew up with; Zuleha Hassan, Asha Hassan, Zara Hassan, and Abdul Karim Hassan. Her grandparents are of different races, cultures, and ethnicities.

Her father’s father is of Indian descent while her mother’s mother is Ugandan. The mother of her father is from Burundi.


She attended Jinja Girls High school after completing her primary school. As a secondary school student, she was part of the music, drama, and dance groups. She was recognized with awards as the best actress consecutively for 2 years.

After she completed her secondary school, Zari relocated to the capital of Uganda. 

In Kampala, she started to perform Karaoke in different hangouts. She earned a lot of money and then flew to the United Kingdom. She enrolled for a Diploma in cosmetology.

After a short time away from her country, she returned to her motherland to establish a business empire.


As a young child, the television personality discovered that she is a gifted singer. Her interest pushed her into joining while in primary school. She started to perform music and entered many competitions organized in her school. 

As a young and gifted singer, she had the opportunity to perform in her end-year function in her school. In 2007, she released her debut single titled ‘Oliwange’, which translates to ‘You’re Mine’.

The single recorded massive success and was nominated for the Best East African Video of the Year, Africa Channel O Awards in 2007.

She bagged the Awards, Award of the year in the Diaspora category in 2009. Zari is an entrepreneur and owns several businesses including a tertiary college and cosmetics shop.

Personal Life

Zari the Boss Lady was married to the South African socialite Ivan Semwanga. Their union lasted until they divorced in 2013. Together, they had 3 children, who were all boys. Her ex-husband died after he suffered a heart attack in 2017.

She found love again and got married to a Ugandan basketballer Farouk Sempala. Their union was short-lived and her ex accused her of abortion.

She is a mother of 3 children which she had from her first marriage. The name of her sons are Pinto Semwanga, Dido Semwanga, and George Semwanga. She also extends her care to the children her ex-husband had before marrying her.

Zari has also dated the music boss Diamond Platnumz. She had children with him; Latifah Dangote and Prince Nillan. Like her previous, the relationship was short-lived. She has also been in a relationship with King Bae. It is alleged that Zari Hassan is dating GK Choppa.


Her career is filled with good music, Zari Hassan has collaborated with many artists in dropping many hits.

  • Oli Wange
  • Jukila ft. Vampos.
  • Kangume
  • Kikoona
  • Hotter Than Them
  • Falling In Love
  • In Love With The Dance Floor

Social Media

On Instagram, her description reads ” Mummylicious, Realty Tv Star, Enterprenuer, Brand Ambassador, Influencer, Philanthropist”. She has over 10.3 million followers. She loves to share beautiful pictures of herself and work.

Net Worth

Zari Hassan has an estimated net worth of $9.0 million. Her main source of income is allegedly her share of her late husband’s will.