Pokello, Elikem divorce saga gets messier


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When Former Big Brother Africa housemates, Pokello Nare and her estranged husband, Elikem Kumordzie got married years after they participated in Big Brother Africa, their fans thought it was going to be a blissful union.

The estranged couple are currently going through a messy divorce after their separation in 2017.

Elikem, 29, who met Pokello, 32, during BBA in 2013, filed for divorce last month saying he lost affection and love before he declared their relationship “irreparable”.

After their marriage hit rock bottom, the former lovebirds’ separated with Pokello moving back to Zimbabwe leaving her husband in Ghana.


A dissatisfied Pokello has since filed a notice of intention to defend summons issued by her husband, Elikem Kumordzie, seeking a decree of divorce against her.


” Be pleased to take note that the defendant has entered an appearance to defend the above action on this 28th day of September.” her notice read.

She placed the notice on September 28 2018, a day after she was served with the summons.



Kumordzie noted that Pokello was always jealous and was harming his professional work as she got uncomfortable when he plays romantic roles in movies.

Elikem who doesn’t mind leaving his child with her , sought a divorce decree that the custody of their minor child be awarded to her ,with him exercising reasonable access on agreed holidays. He also wants to pay $500 monthly as maintenance.

Pokello and Elikem were married under the Marriages Act at Harare on September 28, 2015, and the marriage still subsists.


“They have not stayed together as husband and wife for the past year since September 2017,” reads Kumordzie’s declaration.

“…such is regarded by Kumordzie to be incompatible with the continuation of a normal marriage relationship. As a result, Kumordzie has lost love and affection to the extent that there are no prospects for reconciliation due to irretrievable differences between the parties.”

Early this year, Kumordzie was quoted saying his marriage to Pokello was a mistake. He posted a short video of an engagement ring with a big rock on Thursday with the caption: “I’m definitely not making a mistake on the next one. The right one.”

The two met in the BBA house in 2013 and got engaged in 2014 and had a traditional marriage in 2015.

After rumours of her breakup with Kumordzie, Pokello in a series of messages on social media early this year messages, gave an insight about my marital issues .

“You will hear good things about me; you will hear bad things about me. Think what you want. I ain’t clearing s*** up,” she wrote.



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