Tanzania’s heavy-hitter Diamond Platnumz is the biological father of Latifah Dangote, DNA tests conducted on Diamond, Zari Hassan and Latifah have confirmed.
Tanzania’s Amani newspaper reports that the Bongo Fleva giant bowed to pressure from sections of fans and critics who claimed there could be a possibility that he did not sire Latifah Dangote.
In a bid to put the confusion to bed, Diamond Platnumz, Zari Hassan and Latifah Dangote traveled to South Africa to conduct the DNA test on baby Tifah – ostensibly a faraway land that no Tanzanian paparazzi or snoops would get scoop.
An insider who is very close with the Utanipenda star shared exclusive details of what transpired in South Africa.
“Diamond and his family (Zari and Tifah) recently traveled to South Africa to conduct DNA test on baby Tifah,” said the source.
“He (Diamond) was bothered and disturbed by the constant persecution by fans who wanted a DNA test on baby Tifah. He was confused; he was in a dilemma. In a bid to clear the paternity issue, he asked Zari to accompany him to South Africa so that they could conduct DNA test on the baby before he leaves for the United States,” revealed the source.
DNA test results
“The DNA tests confirmed Nasib Abdul Juma (Diamond Platnumz) to be the biological father of Latifah Dangote. Diamond shed a lot of tears…It hurt him the more when some quotas referred to Ivan Ssemwanga (Zari’s ex-husband) as the little one’s father. Others claimed that Tifah was sired by a Tanzanian tycoon. A lot was said,” added the source.
Diamond’s mother shocked
Diamond’s mother Sanura Kasim ‘Sandra’ was shocked by the news as all through she had her doubts about her granddaughter’s paternity – doubts that were cultivated in her by social media discussions which largely claimed that her son Diamond was taking care of someone else’s child.
“People talked a lot, created a lot of lies. I was not worried nonetheless. All through I knew the baby is mine; though just to make myself happier and more peaceful, I decided to conduct a DNA test on Tifah,” said Diamond.
“Tifah is my daughter, completely! I am extremely overjoyed by the results (DNA). That’s why I am now freer, happier and having a good time. When you happen to visit my office, you will notice I have hung framed photos of Tifah everywhere. I am not worried at all. I can now courageously face my critics,” affirmed Diamond Platnumz.
The Tanzanian top act also responded to why he shed tears.
“It (crying) is not an issue. What did you expect me to do after getting results that I dearly needed, especially at a time when sections of the society constantly claimed that I wasn’t my daughter’s biological father?”
Diamond says he embraced DNA testing of his child – a practice that he says is not popular among Tanzanians – because he wanted to be a hundred percent sure of his status as a father.
Diamond Platnumz and Zari Hassan welcomed Baby Latifah Dangote in August 6, 2015.