Big Brother Africa (BBA): The Chase housemates Pokello Nare and Elikem “The Tailor” Kumordzie, who built a relationship while in the house, will tomorrow take their relationship a step further when Elikem meets his future in-laws.
Report by Melissa Mpofu
The traditional gesture, common among couples set for marriage, could mean that the lovebirds are determined to settle together as family.
Elikem is expected to land at Harare International Airport at midday tomorrow to meet his future in-laws and fans who voted for him during his stay in the BBA house.
Pokello met Elikem’s mother in South Africa after the BBA finale.
In an exclusive telephone interview from Ghana, Elikem said he was excited about his debut Zimbabwe tour.
“Coming to Zimbabwe is something I have always wanted to do and I am happy it is about to happen. Finally I will also get to meet Pokello’s mum and her family,” Elikem said.
“After the eviction show, I spoke to Pokello’s mum and have been looking forward to meeting her ever since. She seems to like me judging by her responses on the phone.”
Elikem said he was looking forward to meeting his fans in Zimbabwe who showed love for him when he was in BBA.
“I am looking forward to meeting my fans in Zimbabwe who showed love for me through their support. When I left BBA, I was actually looking forward to going to Zimbabwe more than I was looking forward to going to my home town because of the love Zimbabweans had shown me.”
He said his relationship with Pokello was going on well and was actually better than what he expected.
“So far so good, our relationship is actually better than what I expected. My mum likes Pokello so much. Pokello will also be coming to Ghana soon to meet my family,” Elikem said.
Commenting on her boyfriend’s visit, Pokello said she was excited that Elikem’s dream was about to come true.
“When we were in the house, Elikem always used to tell me that he wanted to come to Zimbabwe, so I’m happy that his wish will soon be fulfilled. He has always wanted to talk to and meet my mum and I’m glad he will finally meet her on Friday,” Pokello said.
Pokello added that depending on her dad’s availability, Elikem would also meet him when he visits Bulawayo on Saturday.
Besides meeting the future in-laws, Elikem will attend two parties, one at Bleu cocktail lounge in Harare tomorrow evening and another at Horizon lounge in Bulawayo on Saturday evening.
In Bulawayo, Elikem will, together with Pokello, give back to the community by donating goods to Thembiso Children’s Home in Luveve and spending time with the children on Saturday afternoon.
On Sunday, Elikem will have the opportunity to meet and interact with fans who voted for him during his stay in the BBA house at the Kebab Centre in the capital.
The Tailor will be taken on a tour of Harare on Monday where he will be taken to the Heroes’ Acre and national monuments to have an appreciation of the country.
Meanwhile, Team Pokello has arranged free transport for fans that are interested in welcoming Elikem at the airport tomorrow. A coach will collect fans from the National Art gallery at 10:45 am tomorrow.