Although Zimbabwean representatives in Big Brother Africa: The Chase were booted out of the house early, local arts promoters have seen it fit to celebrate with Pokello Nare and Hakeem Mandaza when the reality show ends.
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This year’s BBA ends on August 25 and a show has been set for Rainbow Towers Gardens on August 31 to celebrate the end of the reality show. Hakeem and Pokello plus a host of local musicians will feature at the show.
One of the show organisers said they had decided to stage the get-together party after the end of the reality show, when the winner of the US$300 000 BBA prize money would have been announced.
“Zimbabwean housemates are out, but Zimbabwean viewers still follow the reality show,” said the organiser.
“We have our favourite housemates among those that are still in the house, and the final winner will obviously spur excitement, as well as disappointment among local fans. In that excitement and disappointment, we will come together with our own housemates and celebrate the reality show.”
The party will also be an opportunity for fans that did not get a chance to meet Pokello and Hakeem when they returned home, to come up-close with the former housemates.
Musicians Jah Prayzah, Winky D and Trevor Dongo are slated to perform at the party while wheel spinners Judgement Yard, DJ Ashstyles, Gary B and Templeman among others will take turns on the turntables.
The party is expected to kick off in the afternoon and run until the following morning. Pokello and Hakeem will be given a chance to express their feelings about the eventual winner of the show, and share their experiences in the house, as well as give hints on their future plans.
Hakeem was rather cool in the house and on return home he was proud of his participation in the reality show.
He said he accomplished his mission in the house because what he wanted from the beginning was to use the BBA show as a platform to market his career as an artiste. Hakeem is a model, singer and actor.
“I entered BBA just to boost myself as an artiste. Music has always been my first love and I am now looking forward to recording some songs, putting my music out there and use the exposure I gained from the show to market myself as an artiste,” Hakeem told Standardlife&style just after his eviction.
Pokello caused a stir in the house with her sexually suggestive dances and her affair with Ghana’s Elikem.
Her sextape with ex-boyfriend and urban grooves musician Desmond “Stunner” Chideme went viral when she was in the house, and was met with mixed feelings among BBA viewers.
On exit from the house, she publicly announced she was no longer interested in Stunner and was looking forward to a steamy affair with Elikem when he comes out of the house.
Last week she registered her excitement on social networking site Twitter when Elikem was appointed head of house and automatically made it into the BBA final.
She tweeted: “My heart never lied to me. HOH [Head Of House] all the way to the final! I believed in you then and I believe in you now. Ghana stand and be counted! Elikem runs the city!”