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Zarinah Hassan pays Tribute to her Ex-Husband Ivan Semwanga



Ugandan born entrepreneur Zarinah Hassan popularly known as Zari the Boss Lady posted series of pictures from the burial ceremony of her ex-husband Ivan Semwanga who just passed away.

Ivan reportedly suffered a heart attack after leaving Uganda early last week. He was in a critical condition at Steve Biko Hospital, Pretoria, South Africa where Zari took care of him. He later died on Thursday morning.

Zari took to Instagram to pen a touching message honouring her ex-husband:

The ex-married couple had three boys together and separated after Zari accused Ivan of domestic violence. Zari is currently with Tanzanian musician Diamond Platnumz who she has two kids with.

Photo Credit: Zarithebosslady


  1. I just tell it like it is

    May 29, 2017 at 11:18 pm

    End life of a ritualist

    Life Lessons – flaunting of waddles of ritual cash on social media platforms everyday, will not save your life when you fall sick.

    The life this man showcased on his social media page with his razz cousin King Lawrence was disgusting.

    No man on the planet earns money the right or legit way and flaunts it the way they do.

    I would say rest in peace but am sorry its not befitting. If you dont know about Ivan and how he got rich, you better research. This is a lesson to all the quick money scheme people.

    You can get a trillion dollars but that wont save your life.

    May God protect those innocent kids from any generrational curses. Only person i pray for is the innocent kids

  2. Pat

    May 30, 2017 at 12:36 am

    Ex or late husband?

    • Olori

      May 30, 2017 at 1:12 am

      Late ex-husband. BN is right either way. RIP to him.

  3. Abi

    May 30, 2017 at 6:18 am

    Am I the only one that finds it weird that she posted all these pics of herself giving funeral chic on her IG…like the funeral was about her?

    • Summer

      May 30, 2017 at 10:32 am

      U are not the only one we mourn in different ways but capturing pics is the last thing on anybody that is going through trying times like this . I’m shocked she is indeed a showbizz lady I understand we living in the modern days but this is pathetic what happened to tradition and our roots fuck money .

  4. stephen

    May 30, 2017 at 6:39 am

    Jim Reeves had it all ” this world is not our home we are just passing thru”. So we should never forget this whether we are mighty, powerful, rich, poor. The end is the same only to be feasted upon by maggots.

  5. Paul Agim

    May 30, 2017 at 6:54 am

    Hmmmm can this be possible in naija(for a well to do Nigerian guy to get married to a divorce lady with 3 kids),you would face serious condemnation,rejection and cause

    • @paul

      May 31, 2017 at 7:07 pm

      DIAMOND has NOT married her yet — he just made her pregnant 2 times***

      There was a time there was much confusion as to whether he had married her or not === AND HE WENT TO HIS INSTAGRAM PAGE & PUT UP HER PICTURE, AND THEN WROTE A MESSAGE, AND ADDRESSED IT ‘to my darling ‘girlfriend’ ‘… !!!…

      Meanwhile, it is reported severally that his mother [who single-handedly struggled to raise he and his siblings] hates Zari to bits=== SO I DON’T KNOW IF THAT WEDDING WILL EVER TAKE PLACE*

  6. Paul Agim

    May 30, 2017 at 6:56 am


  7. Betty

    May 30, 2017 at 8:40 am

    It is a big lesson to us. At this moment we have two type of people: One Very rich and showing off his flawless life and another one Very rich but not showing off…A lesson, money cannot give us life. What the Almighty God want to give us is life not money. Money can help us when we use it wisely. We have to understand how to use it while living a simple life. We all know that we shall die but what name are we making.?
    Rest in peace Ivan and Lawrence.

  8. yummymummycumchick

    May 30, 2017 at 8:42 am

    rip to the dead…. she looks good for someone that have 5 kids.

  9. prossy najjuma

    May 30, 2017 at 10:06 am

    Zari God loves u and yr family, remain connected to him you will win and look after you chn well for the next generation to come.

    God cares and may yr friend rest in peace

  10. Bowl

    May 30, 2017 at 12:41 pm

    All these show by a black African woman for a black African audience! All the effort put into the show noted! Fakerity at its peak !

  11. Uganda Girl

    May 30, 2017 at 1:43 pm

    Maybe because he use to dash money to the poor he thinks regardless of the ways and means he got his money, he now has first class ticket to heaven.


  12. Mo

    May 30, 2017 at 2:12 pm

    Now that’s one stylish widow!

  13. pius

    May 30, 2017 at 6:09 pm

    But why are they not showing the face of Ivan in the casket as usual for all the dead in African tradition. Who ever posted Zari and the sons didn’t reason beyond. We still have ????????????

  14. Dot

    May 31, 2017 at 3:53 am

    Zari you r amazing.sorry for the loss.feel sorry for the boys.I love your boys they will grow strong and protect you as you do to them.your r dealing with jealous people.stay strong,don’t bother with garbage.

    • Ann kirunda

      May 31, 2017 at 8:32 am

      My dear u right She is Amazing She hás that inner beauty She wz Ivan’s back bora.

  15. Zee

    June 1, 2017 at 1:09 pm

    Zari stay strong for the boys.You are an amazing mother the boys will be fine.

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