Elikem and Pokello
Ex-Big Brother Africa housemate, Elikem Kumordzie has shared his experience after he married to wealthy co-reality show star, Pokello Nare.
The fashion designer disclosed that he was hurt when people judged him saying he had married Pokello because of her wealth.
He told ZionFelix;
''Sometimes people would say Elikem is a gold digger and he is only there for the money, and sometimes it hit me a little bit. That is why I wanted to come to Ghana on my ground, so we work from the bottom up. I wasn’t so much insecure, it was more of wanting to do my own thing.''
Elikem also disclosed that a misunderstanding on which country they were going to settle in, added to the issues he had in his marriage with Pokello. He revealed that he tried to move to Zimbabwe but it did not work out for him.
''There was a misunderstanding on where we were going to live. I tried to move to Zimbabwe for a bit. I dismantled my machine into pieces and traveled with it in suitcases. I had to start my business over there, I had a few customers. I was there for 2 to 3 months, and it wasn’t going so well.''
After his business failed to takeoff, Elikem relocated back to Ghana. He said Pokello was not comfortable with the move.
''I tried coming back to Ghana, but for some reason, Zimbabwe was more comfortable for Pokello. Everybody knows she was good from the start, and I was the one who was rather working to make ends meet more. She and her family were quite wealthy, and I was the guy who was coming out of nowhere.''
Elikem was married to Zimbabwean socialite Pokello Nare in 2015 after they met at Big Brother Africa. The couple however divorced in 2017 a few months after welcoming their first son Tristan.