Ghanaian actor and fashion designer, Elikem Kumordzie has stated that immaturity on his path was the main reason his marriage with Zimbabwean socialite, Pokello Nare hit the rock after two years.
In an interview on Instagram with KOD, monitored by Kasapafmonline.com, Kumordzie admitted that at the time of the marriage, he was too young to understand the concept of marriage and sacrifice.
He said Pokello Nare who was 29 years by then was older than him and might have more experience as compared to him at the age of 26.
“At the time of marriage, I was 26 – 27 and had not understood the concept of marriage because I was young but she might have more experience because she was 29 by then”. Elikem told KOD
Kumordzie cited long-distance as another reason for their break up.
“I don’t remember too well why we fell off but I think it has to do with long distance. There was this long period of time where things just went off. She has to be there [Zimbabwe] and I have to be here [Ghana ] and we just fell off.” Kumordzie added
Elikem Kumordzie and Pokello Nare met and fell in love on season 8 of Big Brother Africa (The Chase) in 2013. After a while of dating with several splitting rumours, Elikem proposed marriage to Pokello live on the stage of the 2014 Ghana Music Awards.
They had their traditional marriage ceremony in Pokello’s home-country, Zimbabwe with family and friends of Elikem attending.
Less than two years after the two got married, with a son, Elikem filed for a divorce.
A fan asked Pokello on the reason for the divorce and in her words she replied: “Elikem is not ready to be a Husband. And unfortunately, after 4 years of trying to be patient with all his Transgression, I just couldn’t do it anymore”.
Elikem Kumordzie gained much popularity after his participation in the season eight of Big Brother- the Chase in 2013. His former wife, Pokello Nare was also an entrepreneur and a socialite; a Zimbabwean who also rose to fame on the same occasion.