Pokello Nare, Big Brother Africa (BBA): The Chase Zimbabwean representative who was evicted from the BBA House on Sunday returned back home Wednesday afternoon to a thunderous welcome.
Report by Melissa Mpofu.
Pictures by Hardlife Samuwi
The ‘Queen of swagger’ landed at the Harare International Airport just after midday and was welcomed by hoards of fans and family.
Fans had been freely transported to the airport by three luxury coaches and trucks and were wearing Pokello branded caps.
Her fellow Zimbabwean housemate, Hakeem Mandaza, Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA) officials, and Carnival Queen Zimbabwe, Dananai Chipunza were also amongst those who were at the airport to welcome Pokello.
Unlike other BBA housemates’ reception, Pokello’s was unique because the pomp and fun fare was inside the airport not outside.
While fans were waiting for her outside, she was exclusively being welcomed by Hwamanda dance troupe who performed for her whilst she was getting her passport stamped. Her son Nathan brought tears as he rushed to greet his mother clad in his soccer attire.
Fans could not be controlled when the arrival doors opened and Pokello walked out.
They could be heard screaming and shouting her name trying to take pictures of the diva. They were given a lot of time to take pictures of her before she was whisked away.
Lucky men had their t-shirts kissed and autographed by Pokello whilst others were given caps.
Indeed it was a swag affair as she was driven away in a stretch hummer whilst the convoy was mainly comprised of Range Rovers and the latest Mercedes Benz vehicles.
The Hovhorosi style team, who designed overalls for Team Pokello were also not to be outdone as they rocked the airport clad in colourful overalls especially designed for Pokello’s campaign when she was in the house.
Pokello paraded around the Harare C.B.D before being driven to the Cresta lodge where a press conference was organised for her. During the press conference, she thanked Zimbabweans for having voted and supported her during her stay in the house.