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23/06/2015 00:00:00
by Ghana media

GHANAIAN Elikem Kumordzi has confirmed completing traditional marriage formalities for his Zimbabwean girlfriend, Pokello Nare, at the weekend.

Elikem told Ghanaian media that he paid Lobola for his Zimbabwean girlfriend at a private ceremony on Saturday which was also attended by local government minister Ignatius Chombo who is the partner of Pokello’s mother.

“I paid a lot of money and before you pay such money for a lady’s hand in marriage you have to be sure she’s the one. Otherwise you will be a silly young man throwing a lot of money away.

“So it feels good to be married to the right woman. It feels amazing. No mistakes or regrets whatsoever,” Elikem revealed.

Elikem was initially reluctant to reveal how much he was charged but finally agreed to give the figures because according to him, people were mentioning the wrong amounts all over so he wants to use the opportunity to correct that.

“I initially didn’t want to make this information public but people are getting figures wrong so I want to correct it,” explained.

“The lobola (Bride price for a traditional marriage in Zimbabwe) was 25,000 US Dollars. A deposit of 20,000 US Dollars was paid on Saturday and the 5,000 US Dollars balance is to be paid by the white wedding.”

The Ghanaian Actor/ Fashion Designer said, according to Zimbabwean culture, a couple waits for months or even years before their white wedding, so the date for their white wedding is not known yet.

He however, indicated that the white wedding would take place both in Zimbabwe and Ghana on separate dates.

The former BBA housemate added that it was humbling to see members of both families come together to witness and bless such a beautiful union.

Among those who flew with Elikem from Ghana to Zimbabwe were his mother, his grandmother, his brothers, cousins, his sister, his spiritual father Elder Maxwell and a few close friends.

Also in attendance was Ghana’s ambassador to Zimbabwe Sylvanus Tamakloe.

The new couple is currently at a secret location spending some quality time together before they head back to Accra.

Elikem met Pokello who was representing Zimbabwe during his time in the Big Brother Africa 2013 house in South Africa and the two have been in love since then.

After being together for almost a year, he proposed to his Zimbabwean girlfriend publicly at last year’s Ghana Music Awards when they went on stage to present an award.


Following their public show of love with that romantic proposal on national television the love birds were hit with a number of scandals including allegations that Elikem was having secret romantic affair with ex-wife of former Ghana footballer Odartey Lamtey.

There were also several rumours that Polikem had separated which they came out to deny on most occasions. Perhaps their marriage would end it all.

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