Pokello and Hakeem in BBA House

Season 8 of Big Brother Africa (The Chase) officially kicked off last night, bringing to an end weeks of speculation over who was to represent Zimbabwe in the 91 day reality television show.

Report by Cecilia Kamuputa

Socialite Pokello Nare was widely tipped to enter the house with either dancehall artiste Sandra Gazi popularly known as Lady Squanda or former UK Big Brother star Makosi Musambasi.

It then came as no surprise when Pokello was introduced as the first house mate.

The surprise only came when little known model and fitness trainer Hakeem Munyaradzi Mandaza was eventually introduced as the other Zimbabwean representative.

Pokello and Hakeem will now battle it out with 22 other housemates for the whooping US $300 000 prize money.

The two contestants have so far received overwhelming support from Zimbabweans on the social media platforms.

This is despite Pokello’s controversial profile after a leaked sex tape of her and boyfriend musician Desmond “Stunner” Chideme put her on the spotlight two years ago.

Hakeem, who is virtually unknown in Zimbabwe’s social circles, has also received instantaneous show of support.

Two Facebook pages dedicated to the two were immediately created last night.

Team Pokello Big Brother Africa Season 8 now has 8000 ‘likes’ and Vote Munya Hakeem Mandaza BBA8: The Chase has 5 000 ‘likes’.

Nare, a 27 year old mother of one who holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Media and Communications is also an entrepreneur, running Pokello’s Addicted 2 Shoes.

She is also the face of local fashion label Ndeip/Zviri Sei Sei by local designer Victor Mutendi.

Mandaza (22) who doubles as a model and fitness trainer said by entering BBA, he is looking for greater opportunities.

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55 Responses to Pokello and Hakeem in BBA House

  1. Tsagos May 27, 2013 at 1:52 pm #

    Musatinyadzisewo this time. Organise, antagonise not.

    • kedo May 28, 2013 at 9:14 am #

      Don’t waste your time talking politics when others are enjoying with money without politics. See how a Zimbabwean poor woman became a millionaire just by buying and selling accidented cars, Very interesting idea. Go to (ACCIDENTEDCARS.COM) to see the various methods and companies she was using (ACCIDENTEDCARS.COM). A very simple idea but very realistic. WAKE UP AFRICANS.

  2. Joseph May 27, 2013 at 3:33 pm #

    Pokello is very good looking. But I could not understand that girls can do such things with men who are not married to them

  3. welcome May 27, 2013 at 3:33 pm #

    ma1 chaiwo!!!

    • kedo May 28, 2013 at 9:14 am #

      U Don’t waste your time talking politics when others are enjoying with money without politics. See how a Zimbabwean poor woman became a millionaire just by buying and selling accidented cars, Very interesting idea. Go to (ACCIDENTEDCARS.COM) to see the various methods and companies she was using (ACCIDENTEDCARS.COM). A very simple idea but very realistic. WAKE UP AFRICANS.

  4. zvichapera May 27, 2013 at 3:41 pm #

    point from Disgruntled

    • kedo May 28, 2013 at 9:14 am #

      YOU Don’t waste your time talking politics when others are enjoying with money without politics. See how a Zimbabwean poor woman became a millionaire just by buying and selling accidented cars, Very interesting idea. Go to (ACCIDENTEDCARS.COM) to see the various methods and companies she was using (ACCIDENTEDCARS.COM). A very simple idea but very realistic. WAKE UP AFRICANS.

  5. brandy May 27, 2013 at 3:51 pm #

    Pokello will remain at that position nyangwe zvoita sei, chasara kutonamata kuti asatinyadzisa. I wish you the best my sister.

  6. Mika May 27, 2013 at 3:59 pm #

    wish them the best. but, haikona kuzopisana kumeso kana masvika ikoko.

  7. el hombre malo May 27, 2013 at 4:07 pm #

    poor people to think big brother house mates are ambassadors of a nation what they do in that house has nothing to do with zimbabwe its just a game, pokello and the other guy are financially well-off ma deals eku fayirana more cash chete

  8. Ngwazi May 27, 2013 at 4:28 pm #

    So sex tapes can bring some1 to prominence????

  9. Rumbi May 27, 2013 at 4:42 pm #

    Pokello we r behind u 150% :*

  10. Zenzo May 27, 2013 at 4:54 pm #

    A little program that promotes loose morals and promiscuity in general. What a shame!

  11. Sihle May 27, 2013 at 5:41 pm #

    She did wat she did wit a guy her own age (sex tape). I wish her da best .

  12. Sihle May 27, 2013 at 5:42 pm #

    She did wat she did wit a guy of her own age (sex tape). I wish her da best .

    • harare May 27, 2013 at 6:20 pm #

      pokello achasvi……..pirwa mate .

      • ndadii May 28, 2013 at 11:23 am #

        chokwadi

  13. melody moyo May 27, 2013 at 6:56 pm #

    Make us proud guyz

  14. ngoza May 27, 2013 at 8:48 pm #

    zim zim we are proud of you

  15. ngoza May 27, 2013 at 8:50 pm #

    zim zim we are proud of you guyz

  16. swagster May 27, 2013 at 9:27 pm #

    i am on with hakeen bkoz uyo we sex tape haaa kwete even stunner wacho i dont like him at all

  17. small house May 27, 2013 at 9:57 pm #

    usazosvigwe nemunhu wesewese

  18. Comrade May 27, 2013 at 11:49 pm #

    Manje what is this. Are those earings on that boy? This show has been turned into a club of the rich and sexy only. Gone are the days when we would see spontaneous people like Tapiwa mhere, Abbie, or Ebuka. These ones always play for the camera!! Shame

  19. Comrade May 28, 2013 at 12:02 am #

    But zvimwe ndezvimwe Selection ya BIG BROH haiite. POKELO of all people,, There are 13 million people in this country c’mon man!

  20. Vharazipi May 28, 2013 at 2:06 am #

    Tichatorecorder tirikugwizi kuno kumasvingo pada tingangodanwa kuBig Brother. Nokuti kwayi hayi anaPokelo vakatopinda nenyaya yekuzvishambadza mumangombiyuta

  21. Asani May 28, 2013 at 3:30 am #

    Pokello is a national disgrace,if not a regional one.All the thinking people are now concerned about the impending disaster @ BBA. She is a hybrid of Maneta. It seems as if vanhu ava vanocherwa somewhere….I really don’t understand the selection criterion.We need Zim to be represented by the best , on a basis of merit, not just because someone owns a shoe shop and is a Minister’s daughter.Such blatant nepotism is the reason why the country is in this lugubrious state of disma-bisma.

  22. takwana May 28, 2013 at 5:41 am #

    we shld know who is going b4 time..izvi hazvishande….poor

  23. gonzo May 28, 2013 at 5:45 am #

    big brother inenge yave kuporomota chipfambi. Game yacho iyi ine ma one

  24. I see you May 28, 2013 at 6:15 am #

    I suspect big brother selectors are also in the Zanu Pf machinery that selects national heroes!!???…baba Jukwa, please experience explain!!

  25. Tsvangirai Mugabe May 28, 2013 at 6:45 am #

    Usazosvirwa muhouse nhaiwe Pokello tinganyarira kupi isu vana sekuru Gushungo

  26. skonkie May 28, 2013 at 7:24 am #

    Sex or no sex.Pokello for mulla

  27. benny mbewe May 28, 2013 at 7:41 am #

    dzinonadzvana dzakakora dzega,hanzi “he is not well known in zimbabwe” meaning kuti zimbabwe yacho haaizive,so who is he going to represent.aka kababe karikunomirira pfambi kwete zimbabwe huorika uyu

  28. WILLARD MUBVUMBI May 28, 2013 at 7:43 am #

    Whats the aim and purpose of staging such an event? Its satanic. Those participating are either lesbians or homosexuals. Satan comes with tricks.

  29. Jende Svonyongo May 28, 2013 at 8:26 am #

    Zvaana Big Brother izvi ndezve chihurechete….

  30. Zhuwau Tswankton May 28, 2013 at 8:30 am #

    Ini ndingade zvangu kupindamu Big Brother kusviira zvipfambi zvirimo izvo… Kunyanya ichochemhata hombe icho….

  31. Neshinal Hiro May 28, 2013 at 8:40 am #

    You are right Tswank… pokello haapedze svondo muchimba ichocho asati akwigwa..

  32. Gausemann Bhartedah jnr May 28, 2013 at 8:51 am #

    Gyutv humming vd Pokello buy Jill byutt MHz MHATA?

  33. WILLARD MUBVUMBI May 28, 2013 at 9:07 am #

    @ Asani, disma-bisma, is an arabic word which means, smile. So, can you tell us how the word fit in here? Kudzidza hakuperi toda kuzivawo.

  34. Dhodhi Gushungo May 28, 2013 at 9:51 am #

    Iwe Mubvumbi chii chakunetsa nenyaya ya disma-Bisma isusuzvedu apa tichitaura nekukwirwa kuchaitwa vanhu mumbayabigbrother?

  35. Chitondori 2000 May 28, 2013 at 10:25 am #

    Pokello mwana waChombo here born out of wedlock???????

    • DhotCom May 28, 2013 at 11:12 am #

      haasi mwana wachombo, mai vake ndoyangairi one of small house yachombo, iye pokello anemwana nemwana wajane mutasa…apple doesn’t fall too far from the tree, nhaka tichaonerera anhu weeee

  36. WILLARD MUBVUMBI May 28, 2013 at 12:26 pm #

    @………. Gushungo, kikikiki, kungobvunzawo, vaGushaz kikiki

  37. Rwendo Rwembiri May 28, 2013 at 1:03 pm #

    oooops paita uya wekuimbaSadza rake neuyu weporno vakomana isu zvedu zvanyanya vadini kuendesa kana vatambi vebhora zvavo???

  38. musikanauya May 28, 2013 at 1:46 pm #

    vanhu vemuzmbabwe nananhasi muchiri kungosheedza vanhu kuti mahure…..vamwe venyu mune zvana 5 zvina vanababa vakasiyana muri busy kuti pokello chii chii pano, ibvai apa

  39. WILLARD MUBVUMBI May 28, 2013 at 3:51 pm #

    @ Neshinal Hiro, kikikiki….ha wandibaya. Ndakambozvinzwa kuti pachaitwa operation dzikisayi ma dish, nekuti vanhu hamuchada kuona ZTV, muchida kuona zvekunyika dzeku west.

  40. Chipo Gumbira May 28, 2013 at 4:27 pm #

    Hakeem Munyaradzi go man……m watching you please play the game wise……….ALL THE WAY

  41. Bhutsurefu Zvoto May 28, 2013 at 5:12 pm #

    Pokello itsvarakadenga jerasi down… Zvitorinani achindwena Hakeem pane kubhaudhwa nezvimatsaga zvechirudzi zvirimo mu house iyoyo.

  42. Gonamombe Bhizhadadi May 28, 2013 at 5:19 pm #

    Saka iwewe Zvoto urikutivanhu vechirudzi havabvumidzwewo here kukwira Pokello akazvamburwa na Stunner benziwo Zvaro rakarasika?

  43. Njiri May 28, 2013 at 11:06 pm #

    Pokero wacho anofanira kumbo indavhuyiwa..naKarikoga gumi rehundwe asati apinda Mumba yamukoma…timbonzwa kunaka kwake pabonde….akapasa toziva kuti anodzoka maburugwa akazara nemari…

  44. Njiri May 28, 2013 at 11:11 pm #

    Pokero wacho anofanira kumbo indavhuyiwa..naKarikoga gumi rehundwe asati apinda Mumba yamukoma…timbonzwa kunaka kwake pabonde….

  45. Gonamombe Bhizhadadi May 28, 2013 at 11:46 pm #

    Karikoga gumi remakondom anogwara shasha….

  46. Advert Verbs May 28, 2013 at 11:48 pm #

    Keeping up with the Zanuans…kikikikikikik Neshinal Hironwazovhaya manje blasen….

  47. madzimai May 29, 2013 at 7:47 am #

    big brother ngai banwe munyika ino. Yatongo fanana nekukurudzira hungochani. Operation turunurai madishi ngai dzoke

  48. Bhutsurefu Zvoto May 29, 2013 at 8:42 am #

    Vanhu varikungoita majerasi nokutihavana kupinda mu house. Regai Pornello azvamburwenengochani dzirimomo. Dhuzemwana angakurewo…

  49. rush May 29, 2013 at 1:58 pm #

    Asi tikabvunza Mwari vanozvida here zveBBA zvainopromota izvi?

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