Big Brother Africa is back. Last year we had Roki and Maneta but this year we have Pokello Nare - who grabbed headlines early last year year after her X-rated sex tape with urban groover Stunner went rival. Since then, Pokello suddenly became much more than a celebrity.
Pokello Nare - a socialite and a prominent businesswoman and model Hakeem have entered the House and will be representing Zimbabwe.
Born in Harare, Pokello has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Media and Communications and owns a luxury shoe boutique. She enjoys pasta, spaghetti bolognaise and prawn cocktail. She describes herself as "dynamic, captivating, intelligent, beautiful & hilarious" and says that the best thing about her is that she's head-strong and a woman of real substance.
"When I speak, I speak with depth and confidence," she says.
She admires people who are selfless and filled with humility and modesty, disliking disloyalty and betrayal. Asked what viewers can expect from her, she says: "I am beautiful, intelligent, controlling and entertaining. I am funny and witty and I say the most humorous things."
Pokello says if she wins the USD 300 000, she'll buy a big house for her son and herself, send him to a full-time soccer academy in London and invest in her business.
On the other hand there is Hakeem who is a model from Harare. He entered Big Brother because he is a huge fan of the show and passionate about the experience. "I like the idea of taking simple and exceptionally talented people like me and thrusting them into stardom. Also, I'm a model and aspiring actor seeking bigger opportunities," he says.
He says the best thing about Africa is the people, the culture, resources and history, which is "so rich, authentic and intriguing". His favourite place in the world outside of his home country is Jamaica, because of the food, drink and climate – "and the parties are out of this world".
Hakeem's role model is Tyson Beckford because he was the first black male model to become a supermodel.
"He was picked from the streets, yet so humble, ambitious and composed," says Hakeem.
If Hakeem wins Big Brother, he'll invest in property, pay tithes, go to college, take care of his son and own the biggest model agency in Africa to help open doors for others.