Tanzanian singer and businesswoman Hamisa Mobetto has revealed that a number of men have approached her parents and tried to pay her dowry.
In a radio interview, Mobetto said that she is not yet ready for marriage;
"Nilishawahi kutolewa posa mara nyingi sana na wengine siwafahamu na wengine nawafahamu lakini unakuta mambo hayajakaa sawa maana suala la ndoa ni la kujipanga.Posa ndogo ambayo ilishawahi kuja nyumbani ilikuwa million kumi."
(So many men have paid my dowry, I know some of them, others I totally don't know them. But it wasn't the right time because to get into marriage, you have to have planned yourself. The smallest amount of dowry that has ever been paid was Tsh 10 million- about half a million Kenyan shillings)
She added that she has kids and to be married she wants to have her own money.
"Mimi nina watoto na nimekuwa kwenye mazingira ya kushuhudia baadhi ya ndugu zangu wananyanyasika sababu hawana na chao hivyo kabla sijaingia kwenye ndoa nataka nijikamilishe ili hata nikiingia niwe full na hata miaka ya mbele ikishindikana basi niwe na vyangu”
(I have kids and I've seen close people being mistreated because they have nothing. I want to be complete before I am married even when things don't go well, I am able to stand)
Mobetto is blessed with two kids. Her first born is fathered by a Tanzanian media mogul, Majizzo while her second born is fathered by music mogul Diamond Platnumz.