Big Brother Africa All-Stars presenter Ikponmwosa Osakioduwa, popularly known as IK, left Zimbabwean ladies who attended the Lobola movie premiere on Thursday night dumbfounded with his charm.
The movie premiere commanded a full house, including government officials and flamboyant Philip Chiyangwa at the 7 Arts Theatre in Avondale Harare.
When IK was introduced on-stage by the host Tich Mataz, people were shocked and could not stop screaming for IK, especially the females and the housemates who were equally mesmerised.
The six housemates who attended the premiere were Paloma Manda (Zambia), Meryl Shikwambane (Namibia), Jen Mussanhane (Mozambique), Lerato Sengadi (South Africa), Mwisho Mwampamba (Tanzania), and Sheila Kwamboka (Kenya).
They were treated in style as they were given a red-carpet reception befitting celebrities.
The housemates are undoubtedly enjoying their stay in Zimbabwe and feeling at home.
On Wednesday morning, the housemates provided live entertainment at the Crowne Plaza as they could have forgotten they were not in the BB house but in a hotel.
The housemates are feeling so much at home that Meryl went for breakfast wearing her famous pink night dress while Lerato was dressed in her pyjamas.
The hotel deemed this unacceptable as they felt they were not properly dressed and kindly asked them to go back to their rooms and change.
“We thought we were properly dressed to go for breakfast and we were not half-dressed at all,” said Meryl in an interview with NewsDay.
Meanwhile, Meryl is prooving unpopular with Zimbabwean fans who do not like her attitude. She has been accused of not giving Zimbabwean ladies much time with her man Mwisho as she is always glued to him.
The housemates are Bulawayo-bound today where they will meet and interact with fans and party with them tonight.
Tomorrow, they will leave for the majestic Victoria Falls where they will see the best of Zimbabwe. From Victoria Falls, they will go to Kariba then return to Harare and leave for their respective countries.
If all goes according to plan, the housemates will be in Paloma’s home country, Zambia. All the housemates have been invited to Zambia by Paloma to work with her on her various projects, which include helping needy children. Paloma is a “child in need” ambassador who is currently assisting 302 children.
“I want to try and help my country by giving back to the community, so I have invited all the housemates so we work together on this project and build three homes for underprivileged children,” said Paloma.
Meanwhile Lerato is working on a “I said ‘No’ campaign” which is in line with the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence.
“I am doing this campaign for those people who are being abused in my country and in Africa at large. I am very passionate about this campaign,” she said.
She denied that this campaign was motivated by her ordeal with Hannington Kuteesa (Uganda) who beat her up when they were still in the house, an incident which saw Hannington being expelled from the house.
Meanwhile, the other four housemates, Hannington, Yacob (Ethiopia), Sammi B (Ghana) and the guitar man Code Sangala (Malawi), who were also meant to be part of the All-Stars’ Zim tour will not be coming.
Extra Media, who are the organisers of the tour, said Hannington and Code missed their flights on Thursday, while Sammi, who left the Big Brother house as he was ill, was also missing the event as he has chicken pox.