A young woman from a wealthy family in Oman in the Middle East could be musician Diamond Platnumz’s next lover if revelations by a source close to the artiste’s family are anything to go by.
The woman from Oman is said to have expressed her undying love for the award-winning musician when he toured Oman in April 2019.
The informant, who spoke in confidence to Tanzania’s Global Publishers, says Diamond’s mum, Sanura Kassim, encouraged her son to ditch Kenyan beauty Tanasha Oketch -- who was three months pregnant at the time -- after she (Sanura) learnt that the musician could end up with an extremely wealthy woman for a wife if he took his chances.
In the trip to Oman, Diamond is said to have travelled with his mother, sister Esma Khan, and a family friend Juma Lokole.
While in the Arab country, the musician’s family was invited to the home of the wealthy Omani woman, who was allegedly interested in Diamond.
After the filthy-rich woman told Diamond that she loved his music, and above all, him in person, the musician’s mother is said to have encouraged her son to give the relationship a try.
“After that meeting, Mama Diamond did not want to hear anything about Tanasha,” said the source as quoted by the Tanzanian outlet.
“Personally -- knowing the family too well -- I am not shocked that Diamond and Tanasha are no longer an item,” added the insider.
The informant revealed that last Monday, March 2, Diamond’s family organised a party to “celebrate Tanasha’s exit from the musician’s life”. The event was held at Sanura Kassim’s home in Madale-Tegeta in Dar es Salaam.
When Global Publishers reached Sanura Kassim for comment, she hung up after being asked why she had endorsed Diamond’s break-up with Tanasha.
Kassim’s boyfriend, Maisara Shamte, however, confirmed that a party had been held at Diamond’s mum’s house, and that the event was meant to “celebrate a bachelor’s exit from singlehood”.
When pressed to reveal who the bachelor they were bidding bye to was, Shamte declined to name him.
The outlet reached Diamond’s dad, Abdul Juma, for comment.
“I have heard about the wealthy Omani woman and my son. However, I am yet to get rich details about their alleged relationship,” said Juma.
Diamond and Tanasha’s relationship “lasted 15 months, beginning November 2018 and ending in February 2020”.
It is said Diamond’s mum did not approve of her son’s relationship with the 24-year-old Kenyan beauty, and that could have contributed significantly to the break-up.
Tanasha and Diamond’s relationship yielded a son, who was born on October 2, 2019.
In what subtly revealed Tanasha’s gripe, the ex-NRG Radio host said on Instagram that women shouldn’t date narcissists.
“A narcissist is disrespectful, insensitive, controlling and disregards your feelings. Narcissists like to provoke negative emotions in others,” she said on Instagram last Sunday.
“It is like dancing with the devil. Forgive them, walk away and let God deal with their karma. I will never sell my soul, and I can back that,” she said.
The Instagram post came just a few hours after she deleted from her timeline all the pictures of Diamond Platnumz.
Tanasha Oketch is the seventh famous woman Diamond has dated since 2009.
The other six are: Zari Hassan (socialite), Jokate Mwegelo (District Commissioner), Wema Sepetu (actress), Hamisa Mobetto (video vixen), Naj (model) and Penny Mungilwa (TV presenter).