Former BBA Hotshot, Elikem Kumordzi who got married to fellow BBA housemate, Pokello Nare last weekend has revealed he paid a whooping $25,000 (N5million) for her dowry.
According to an 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.”
The star reluctantly decided to set the record straight once and for all about the amount he paid for Pokello’s bride price because people were mentioning wrong figures.
“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 Ghanaian Actor/ Fashion Designer revealed that they tied the knot in a very private traditional marriage ceremony in Zimbabwe on Saturday June 20th.
Elikem (a Ghanian) and Pokello (a Zimbabwean) met during the 2013 Big Brother Africa in South Africa and after being together for almost a year, he proposed to her last year at the Ghana Music Awards when they went on stage to present an award.
Food for thought guys – Can you let go of that amount for your girl’s bride price?