Pokello Nare Biography and Profile | Age, Career, Divorce, Marriage
Pokello Nare is a Zimbabwean socialite, businesswoman and fashion icon who rose to fame after participating in the Big Brother Africa reality show in 2013. She is the founder of Pokello Pink Bottoms, a shoe line that sells high-end footwear for women. She is also known for her stunning fashion trends and her influential social media presence. Pokello was married to fellow Big Brother housemate Elikem Kumordzie, a Ghanaian tailor and actor, but they divorced in 2018 after four years of marriage. Pokello has two sons from different relationships. With her charm, intelligence, and hard work, Pokello has become a beloved public figure in Zimbabwe and beyond.
Pokello Nare’s Age
Pokello was born on August 24, 1985 in Harare. This makes her 39 years as of 2024
Pokello Nare was born to Bessy Muzvidzwa and Retired Colonel George Nare. Her family comes from the Manama Area in rural Gwanda in Matabeleland South and has a sister named Takudzwa Dube. Her father has other children named Lerato, Teboho, and Uratile.
Her parents were separated when she was still young and her mother remarried former minister Ignatius Chombo. From a young age, she experienced the lifestyle of rich people because of her mother and stepmother.
Pokello went to Alexandra Park Primary School for her primary education, where she played sports like hockey and athletics. She later attended Kyle College in Masvingo for her secondary education. For her university education, Pokello went to Monash University in South Africa, where she studied Business Management and Media.
During her time at Monash, Pokello showed her leadership skills by becoming one of only two women on a 10-member Student Representative Council (SRC). She also made history by being the first woman to hold the social coordinator position on campus.
Rise to fame
Her rise to fame was an unconventional one as her bedroom tape was leaked a few years ago. Pokello Nare spoke openly about how it was not planned and was the worst experience she had ever faced.
The leaked video was a 2-minute clip of her kissing and having unprotected intimacy with her ex-boyfriend, Desmond ‘Stunner’ Chideme.
Pokello warned young girls about the dangers of sharing se_x tapes and asked them to learn from her mistakes. She said that it was not her fault that the tape got out and she cannot take responsibility for that part.
After the ordeal, she became popular and joined the cast of Big Brother Africa where she met Elikem Kurmodzie.
Pokello Nare Marriage and Divorce
Pokello Nare was proposed to on live television by Elikem Kurmodzie, whom she met in 2013 while filming Big Brother Africa. They presented Best Collaboration of the Year at the 2014 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards. Pokello and Elikem traditionally married in Zimbabwe in 2015, but sadly divorced in 2018. They have two children together.
Pokello caused controversy on social media when she apparently posted on Facebook and Twitter, asking people how they would feel if a “loose woman” could get married. This sparked a public debate about her morals.
At the launch of the She Roars Brand program to empower young women at the University of Zimbabwe, Pokello spoke as a guest and opened up about her marriage to Elikem Kurmodzie. She announced that her three-year marriage to the actor and fashion designer was to prove to people that she is still “wife material,” despite her past scandals and mistakes.
Currently, Pokello posts that she is a taken woman and wears a ring. Rumours have it that she is married to one of President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s sons but they are keeping it from the public.
Pokello’s passion for fashion began in her school days when she tutored to make extra money for her wardrobe. She eventually opened her own stores in Harare, including an upmarket boutique called Addicted 2 Shoes at Sam Levy’s Village that sells shoes.
In 2014, Pokello launched her own shoe brand, Pink Bottoms. The brand has three lines: Big Brother Africa The Chase, Size Me Up, and Spell My Name. Pokello designed the shoes with African women in mind, making sure they were comfortable to wear.