Diamond used to beat me and I honestly miss not being beaten by him – Actress Wema Sepetu
Tanzanian actress Wema Sepetu has revealed the physical abuse she suffered at the hands of Diamond Platnumz, when they were lovers about a decade ago.
Diamond’s music career had just taken off and Wema was the most sought after and bankable actress at the time.
But behind the all their lovey dovey, the actress claims she got accustomed to nursing scars inflicted on her body by Diamond.
Wema claims Diamond made a habit of beating her up, but she could not speak about it because, she says, she was madly in love with the boy from Tandale.
And when her family eventually learnt about it, she would even defend Diamond for battering her.
She said; “He would beat me up thoroughly. Ironically, I loved it when he battered me, I just don’t know why that was the case. But, I remember he would pamper me after assaulting me, and, I think I loved it because he’d give me attention after the battering. Honestly speaking, I miss being beaten up by him, a lot.
“I remember there was a day he saw a suggestive message on my phone. Out of anger, he gave me a hard slap on the cheek. My siblings came to know that I was a victim of domestic abuse. They pleaded with me to leave him, but I told them that they should leave me alone as I was enjoying being beaten up by him.”
Diamond eventually dumped her for her close friend and fellow actress Jokate Mwengelo only for him to go back to Wema few months later, before they broke up again.
Wema’s revelations come at a time Tanzanian musician Shilole is trending after she posted a picture on Wednesday of her injured face after being assaulted by her husband.