Why Zari laughing at and insulting slay queens is an own goal

Zari recently took to her social media pages and decided to take some potshots at a group of people, ladies rather that are considered the laughing stocks of society: slay queens. With Kenya attempting to flatten the curve of the Covid19 pandemic, economic and social lives have taken quite the hit with Kenyans mocking and making fun of them.

zari tukanas slayqueens

Zari isn’t necessarily the one to mock them, however. Why? Because if we take a look at her history, a case can be made for the fact that she is simply a successful slay queen from the era before social media and people dry snitching on themselves.

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But that doesn’t change the fact that Zari was accused by her first lover, A Ugandan DJ of being a slay queen before the term existed.


According to Zari’s ex, a DJ by the name Rasta Rob, came forward a few years ago to open up about his relationship with Zari Hassan. From when he found her to dating her and even talking about her character. And the only thing Zari really did when she mocked slay queens was to open this can of worms.

Zari in Ivan's former office
Zari the boss lady

Anyway, back to the lecture at hand…
“For a better part of my life, I have been a DJ. Many times, I used to perform in Jinja, at a place called Sailing Club. That is where I ­first met Zari. She was still a young girl. She must have been around 18,” said Rasta Rob.
“It’s me who brought Zari to Kampala many years ago around 1996 or 1997.

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It is here where I met her. She was among the girls who always came for the disco. She was in her teens… about 18 and extremely beautiful. She used to come to me, requesting for songs and it is here that I used my chance. She was jumping around with every man. I finally let go but she was my girlfriend for 3 years.”

So from what we can gather, Zari started up as a slay queen. Then to make matters worse, Zari then popped up by Ivan Ssemwanga’s side and we saw her life play out like that of a woman who had finally won herself a rich man. Complete with him setting up for her a boutique selling clothes. And though Zari insists that she helped build the empire Ivan Ssemwanga created, there have never been any receipts offered to prove this point yet we know that a lot of women consider buying their men socks and boxers an investment in their empire.

Then came Diamond and Zari got pregnant faster than a 21-year-old girl in love with a Lang’ata makanga. They had literally not even gotten through the “getting to know each other” phase of their infatuation when Zari announced she was pregnant. And she was quick to move into his house. That actually just left my head reeling.

So that then begs the question, does Zari have amnesia when it comes to certain aspects of her life and is she so tone-deaf as to not know how people would remember her statement?


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