Former Ghanaian BBA star, Elikem Kumordzie who wedded his fellow 2013 BBA housemate, Pokello Nare; a Zimbabwean, in a private traditional marriage on Saturday in Harare, Zimbabwe has revealed that he paid $25,000 (N5million) as her bride price.
According to an exclusive interview with Peacefmonline.com, Elikem said “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 said he named the price just to set the records straight, because according to him, people are quoting wrong figures all over.
“I initially didn’t want to make this information public but people are getting figures wrong so I want to correct it. 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,” Elikem revealed.
Elikem, a Ghanaian Actor and Fashion Designer, also said, according to the Zimbabwean culture, a couple waits for months or even years before their white wedding, so the date for their white wedding is still unknown.
He however indicated that the white wedding would take place both in Zimbabwe and Ghana on separate dates.
The BBA stars, Elikem Kumordzie and Pokello Nare met on reality TV show, Big Brother Africa Season 8 ‘The Chase’ held in South Africa in 2013, dated on and off before tying the knot, despite the most recent scandal of Elikem having an affair with a married woman.