Chombo’s ‘daughter’ Pokello speaks out


Yes, with all the swagg and bling, she has gone rural. Is it the rumours that are circulating on different social media platforms that things have fallen apart for her, amid claims that her marriage with Elikem has collapsed, that could have forced Pokello to go rural?

This also comes after father Chombo is facing a litany of corruption charges is under investigation over the unprocedural construction of a business complex which accommodates CBZ Bank in Pomona, the Airport Road scandal and corruption involving land among other allegations.

Pokello’s biological father, Retired Colonel George Nare was not in attendance when she wedded Ghanain socialite Elikem but Pokello’s step daddy, who was also Minister for Local government, Ignatius Chombo officiated.

This might bring more questions than answers. Anyway, hold your breath, because Pokello still has the swagg and bling. she will also not be going to live in a rural area anytime soon despite her recent photo shoot in the Chihota rural area.

The Standard Style this week takes a peep into some of Pokello’s sizzling photos dressed in African print while in Chihota, courtesy of Cici Fashions as they introduced their festive season collection.

“You will hear good things about me; you will hear bad things about me. Think what you want. I ain’t clearing sh*t up,” she wrote donning an outfit from Cici Fashions who have just appointed her brand ambassador.

In another picture on Instagram on which she is stylishly carrying firewood on her head, the former Big Brother Africa contestant defiantly writes:

“This picture is a reflection of the kind of woman I am, embedded in strength, the epitome of style and flair. I carry my trials and tribulations without missing a step. You are watching the memoirs of a journeyed woman.”

Cici Fashions was started three years ago by Tima as she felt African print was not appreciated and taken into consideration as office or casual wear. Tima’s collections have been gaining recognition and she must be proud that her idea of mixing prints with other fabrics broke the rigidity of defined corporate wear in the office.

In an interview with The Standard Style, Clara Maybe Tima — the brains behind Cici Fashions — said she decided to do it differently, going rural for photo shoots for her latest designs.

“Fashion is art and you have to be creative. While many people might have been used to normal photo shoots, as Cici Fashions we chose to do it differently and African by going for a rural setting for our shoot as we introduced our festive season collection,” she said.

Tima said she chose Pokello for the shoot because of her style and because she was a trending fashionista who has been in the fashion industry for some time.

“Choosing a brand influencer for Cici Fashions was easy. Why Pokello, many might ask? Well, Pokello is undoubtedly a woman who has managed to do it consistently in terms of fashion. When you talk fashion, style and trendsetting, then she is undoubtedly the one woman who has managed to do it consistently for long,” she said. “Pokello has been in the limelight, just like our designs; she is a woman who dares to be different, is unapologetic and true to herself.”

Tima said her festive season collections that range from dress for traditional weddings, family gatherings and Christmas can be tailor-made to customers’ specifications.

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