He proposed to the bubbly Zimbabwean when they went on stage at the 2014 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards Saturday night at the Accra International Conference Centre to present the award for the Best Collaboration of the Year.
Elikem paused midway through the presentation and acknowledged Pokello’s unflinching support for him and declared that “I want to spend my life making babies with this woman.”
Then he gently went down on his knees and popped the all important question “Pokello, will you marry me?”
A virtually stunned Pokello was just lost for words! She was just speechless! After coming to terms with the fact that it was real and not a fiction, she lifted the mic a bit and said “Yes”.
She then hugged her man after which Elikem gently put a ring on her finger amidst loud cheers from the audience. The couple then hugged to seal the deal.
Elikem and Pokello met as housemates in the 2013 edition of the Big Brother Africa reality show which was won by Dillish Mathews of Namibia. Elikem became the first Ghanaian to make it to the final of the?reality show.
Elikem, after the proposal told Myjoyonline.com in an exclusive interview that he has been planning?it for a while now.
“Three, four months ago but in a month I started putting it into track [and] coming on stage to do it. I didn’t know where and how so I thought this could be a good platform,” he disclosed.
Asked when we should expect the wedding, Elikem said: “the wedding, one in Zim[babwe], one in Ghana definitely because my brothers and sisters in Ghana will like to be a part of it and her brothers and sisters in Zim[babwe] will like to be a part of it as well. So a bit everywhere.”
Elikem urged Ghanaians to also expect a surprise wedding.
Pokello also told Myjoyonline.com that she never saw the proposal coming and she “just wanted to announce the results and he was grabbling the envelope from me and we had agreed before that he would say the nominees and I would say the winner so I didn’t know why he was now pulling the envelope.”
Asked whether she is ready to settle with the Ghanaian designer, an elated Pokello swiftly answered “I’ve been ready.”