Kenyan gospel artiste Ringtone pose with the brand new Range Rover sport 2017 which he has bought for Ugandan socialite Zari Hassan. PHOTOS | COURTESYKenyan gospel artiste Ringtone pose with the brand new Range Rover sport 2017 which he allegedly bought for Ugandan socialite Zari Hassan. PHOTOS | COURTESY
By THOMAS MATIKO

Gospel musician Alex Apoko, popularly known as Ringtone, did not buy the Sh7 million Range Rover to gift Uganda-born socialite Zari Hassan after all.

Zari was in the capital city over the weekend for a cancer campaign initiative.

Ringtone, who has never hidden his crush for Zari, had trended for the better part of last week after claiming he had bought the luxurious car as a gift to the socialite.

Kenyan gospel artiste Ringtone (right) and Ugandan socialite Zari Hassan. PHOTOS | COURTESY

Kenyan gospel artiste Ringtone (right) and Ugandan socialite Zari Hassan. PHOTOS | COURTESY

He intended to deliver the gift personally to Zari after her nasty break up with Tanzanian musician Diamond Platnumz.

Taking to his Instagram page, Ringtone had posted:

“I know you are coming to Kenya anytime from now. I take this opportunity to welcome you to my beloved country. I checked and I realised that you were in church on Sunday am happy because it’s only in Jesus that you won’t be hurt like Diamond did. Pleaaaase stay in church and in God. You recently posted on your IG that you wanted a Range Rover OK I took note and I want to let the world know today that I have bought you a brand new Range Rover sport 2017 model. Am sorry I know you wanted white but I only managed a black one in color. Please arrange how to pick your key, b4 you leave. While you in Kenya if you need anything let me know I will make sure it’s done for you.’’

Ringtone allegedly drove the Range Rover to Kiss 100 FM studio in Westlands, where Zari was having an interview. On arrival the 37-year-old and mother of five had already left.

Ringtone and radio presenter Shaffie Weru stand next to Zari Hassan's expensive gift. PHOTOS | COURTESY

Ringtone and radio presenter Shaffie Weru stand next to Zari Hassan’s “expensive gift”. PHOTOS | COURTESY

Later in another interview, Zari turned down the car offer saying she didn’t need it because just a week ago she had gotten herself a new ride.

She advised Ringtone to donate the car to someone else because she now needs a private jet.

Zari also denied ever knowing Ringtone who had ealier claimed they have been in contact.

Sources have now confirmed to Nairobi News that Ringtone did not actually buy the Sh7 million Range Rover, but had hired it.

According to sources, Ringtone was pulling a publicity stunt because he was almost certain Zari would not accept the gift.