Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Pokello's Exit And The Nigeria Factor

Zimbabwe's last representative in the Big Brother Africa (BBA): The Chase reality show, Pokello Nare, was evicted from the house on Sunday evening after spending 56 days in the game.

Her eviction came as a relief to most housemates as they really wanted her out because of her bossy attitude.

Only her love interest, Ghana’s Elikem, seemed touched as he shed tears soon after her departure.

For close followers of the show though, Pokello’s eviction was no surprise as she threw away a golden vote — a vote which was crucial for her survival in the show — the Nigerian vote.

For the greater part of her stay in the house, Nigeria and West African countries had thrown in their weight behind Pokello, but after she rubbished them, they stopped supporting her.
Two weeks ago, Pokello insulted West Africans after her countrymate, Hakeem Mandaza, had been evicted from the show.

She unknowingly thought Hakeem had been evicted because West Africans had overpowered his votes because they voted more than Zimbabweans and the SADC region.

Elikem warned her not to insult West Africans reminding her that she was in the house and had no idea what was happening out of the show.
Pokello did not budge, but she kept on attacking them and did not look apologetic.

Her local Facebook fan page administrators back home tried cleaning up her mess by apologising to West Africans on her behalf, but the damage had already been done. Only Ghanaians accepted the apology and kept voting for her for Elikem’s sake.

During her stay in the house, it was clear that Pokello had no idea who was responsible for saving her the four times she had been nominated and survived.

It seemed she thought the Sadc region was behind her, but in actual fact, besides the Zimbabwean vote, most of her votes came from West Africa (Ghana, Sierra Leone and Nigeria) because of her association with one of their own, Elikem.

Pokello though cannot wholly be blamed for overreacting when Hakeem was booted out of the game because most Zimbabweans have always believed that West Africans, particularly Nigerians, have better chances of winning the BBA show because of their higher population, hence Pokello’s derogatory remarks which cost her on Sunday evening.

On Sunday, Pokello needed at least three country votes to survive another week in the game, but unfortunately, she only had two and was evicted. Pokello received votes from Zimbabwe and Ghana. South Africa, which saved her last week, unfortunately, could not vote for her as their own housemate, Angelo, was also up for eviction.

Had Pokello controlled her anger when Hakeem was evicted, she would have, maybe, bagged the usual Nigerian vote and landed at least three votes and bettered her chances of staying in the game.

But she fought a good fight considering that she resided with people she knew disliked her. Also, a lot of people thought she would not make it far, but she managed to last for two months in the house.

Sunday therefore marked the end of The Chase for Zimbabwe and Sierra Leone after their last representative, Bassey, was also evicted.
Angola, Malawi, and Uganda are also out of the game leaving 12 housemates, and nine countries in the chase for the US$300,000.

Pokello is expected back home on Wednesday.

By Melissa Mpofu / NewsDay 

41 comments:

  1. @The writter"melissa mpofu what u just wrote that Nigeria and west africa are vote more that SADC region is a BID LIAR . dont try our anger.

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  2. Nigeria and or west africa are not the ones who decide who to stay n who to leave in BBH. Big liar melissa mpofu .are nigeria couted as 2votes or one votes ? poor thinking mellissa.

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    1. miss her soo much, she is a good example of an independent woman, no pushover. Haters can go hang

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  4. A Lesson for next in coming stars of BBA 9!Always watch ur tongue!Pronto!

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  5. True talk, she over reacted.

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  6. HM who are entertaining d viewers r getting to leave d house cos of d way d boring ones r nominating,come sunday d two entertainers either Elikem or sulu gets to leave with Annabel..then big brother is gonna have less viewership as pple r getting bored..i stopped watching like before since Bassey n Pokello left...wish big brother n his HM all d best.

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    1. If you are not watching other people are still watching and you are missing alot.go check the new swagger in the house.when one leader dies another emerge,the house ve not change.if you are better than those in house Africa would be saved them.

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  7. This artictle an entire big brother promotes hatred among african among rgion now its not about how you play your game bt who do associates with whic country u from. Africa is for African with equal opportunities AMANDLA!!!! AWETHU!!!

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  8. if u say sadc u a more powerful,why the winner always does not come frm u end...many times frm nigeria than sadc population

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  9. West Africa Vs SADC?

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  10. Y are Ʊ guys beefing d writer mellissa for saying d truth?d truth is bitter guys cos she nailed it,naija votes wit all technology available wen who they luv is up.imagine over 170million pple voting!and they are in almost all d countries in Africa and beyond.I have dem as friends and truth be told,they are goal getters!

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    1. Tell them..Nigerians are not biased, we vote cause we love and you entertain. We Nigerians have different favs in the house and trust me they are not OUR REPS! if you represent..we pour in the votes. Like the saying goes..real recognises REAL!

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  11. Get dis into ur head dt nigeians are evrywhr in d Africa nd d population alone is smtin.......

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  12. Melissa wats ur problm. 9ja only voted pokello once so wat ar u talking abt.

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  13. @ anonymous July 24, 2013 at 11:01 AM. Seriously u need to go learn how to read and understand cos obviously u don't. This hatred u guys brings to this forum won't work @ al besides which anger sef they dey try sef huh! abeg pack well joor!

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  14. Agree with u haute,I also lost interest...nothing really interests me anymore,whts there to watch?Annabel's boobs,Dillish's beauty,Eveva n her dramatic stunts,Feza's "swag"???

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    1. Feza's WAT??????? Swag??????? Which Century is she in p/z
      ? Lol

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  15. Chai poky is out of d chase but she's stl making head lines. Orya babe get swag ya. Kick ur game jor

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  16. Who was the most entertainer Pokello or Bassey? and who is Nigerias neighbour Sierra Leone? The Nigerians was suppose to save their allians Pokello was not entertaining but bossy in the house Big Brother is not a fashion parade

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  17. Yes 9ja's are everywhere coz we travel a lot, we have the money

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    1. U r everywhere coz u steal the money from atms sell drugs etc. Is there no birth control in your country. And your English sucks big time

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  18. Hai!we ar tired of ds Pokello saga!ws xe de 0nly housemate in de Game!please abeg xes gon nd xe wnt b missed!sexy Diva my ass

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    1. hater, hater yo damn ass indeed.

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  19. Jst praying oneal shud b put on board ....wats der problem wit west Africa.we dnt beef u pple bt y dis hatred....his bba ur father's house....oneal nids to grow up.

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    1. True talk my brother

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  20. D writer has written d bitter truth. Pokello's reaction which was uncalled 4 cost her stay in d house whether we like it or not. I know sum die hard Pokello fans but all dat went thru d window after her rant. Yes Nigerians or west African votes don't decide who wins but they make a difference just lyk other countries in d game. 1 L♥√ع Africa.

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  21. Its obvious some people dont understand english even though they are speaking it.. the writer was talking about how nigeria 1vote would ve added to pokello's 2votes to make it 3votes which would ve help her chase. Understand first b4 castigating

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  22. It obviousy Melvil is the winner

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  23. The writer is very correct. I'm a nigerian, my friends and I loved and voted for Pokello, we love her swag. I personally was hurt when she kept bad mouthing us, but I forgave her, it's just that, Bassey needed us more, we thought SADC will vote for her. Anyway, I wish her God's best, she can go out and make more than the $300,00 grand price.

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  24. Mellisa u sound like a pokello hater....

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  25. Ppl should learn frm wat has happen to Pokelo... Ironic character is not good, ppl will not be able to cope wit you. She always claim she is dis or she is dat, she think everyting in the world is with-in her. That girl has a strong character, which housemates can't cope wit, dat why she's always nominated 4 eviction every week... Bye pokelo, but adjust ur charater when you are in the midst of ppl.

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  26. I think the writer has got a point. Stop badmouthing a region or a country when u are in the house.I am a Nigerian and I loved and voted poky even if she isn't a Nigerian. Good luck poky.

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  27. Naija voted for Bassey for obvious reasons, all d same he didn't still make it; Real entertainers are leaving d house, who am i supposed to watch now? Biggie i was enjoying Poky d swag queen and versatile Bassey, now dat they r gone, don't really have interest to watch bba. Too bad

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  28. I dint rily like poky while she ws in da house,but got to like her wen she ws out. U knw,she went too far with dis west africa tin. Though,she's out oNil is stil carryn such evil tots within. West africa voted ours but a pity bassy had to leave. I MISS HIM SOO DEARLY. Now, onil must be tot d consequence of hating a country in a show dats meant to unite us. Realy,I prefer to see poky's swag dan annaMILK's boobs.C'mon, sulu has notin 2offer anymor.he is oNil's puppet. Feza, she gets bitter n full of hate evryday. They MUST leave. Elikem dis week. Don't forget

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  29. Kindy vote Annabel. She has such a beautiful soul. She may not be the most beautiful girl we have met but her reasoning is always so unselfish. I felt bad about her dressing when the show began, she just didnot have it but when I later heard she had lost her luggage and had to do with the little she had, my heart went out to her. Listen to all the arguments in the house and she always has a positive vibe to everything. Remember her telling the rest that they would rather miss their letters rather than press the buzzer to shred the Ruby house letters from home?

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  30. Y r pple blamin d writer, wen BBA8 started we were al votin 4 who eva we wish to b in d house nt by region nt until wen she cldnt cntrl her emotion wen Hakeem ws evicted n strted blamin W/A 4 it. Pokello shld b blame 4 all dis Region rubbish goin on.

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  31. E dey pain them; Kelvin, Uti, Karen and stil counting. Another punchline, keep hating while some are winning, I mean winning not rigging like you wish to call it.

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  32. This sadc thing realy sucks....so annoying..noise makers...naija don't make noise..we nail it when neccessary,kevin,uti and karen no jokes.. 3 win from a single country out of 7 no jokes...if u can't beat them join me...enough of poki...she was even my least favorite..as for you Oneal we are coming for you...don't dare nigerians, we are everywere....cox we have the resources to xplore other regions

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  33. I'm a nigerian, am I love the queen of swag pokello, but she had to leave cos she couldn't kip that her big mouth shut

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