By Kudakwashe Vhenge
It was this summer of 2012 when Stunner found himself at the heart of a sex tape scandal with his then-girlfriend, Pokello.
Seven years have gone by but not everybody has forgotten about the incident in which Desmond “Stunner” Chideme was featuring with the female entrepreneur.
Bustop TV caught up with a member of “Chideme” family who spoke on condition of anonymity narrating that the “shameful act” by arguably Zim Hip Hop’s most celebrated artist is an “embarrassment” to the family.
“Desmond tainted our family name and is an embarrassment to us because of the shameful act of letting her intimate moment with her then-lover in the public domain. We cannot deny him as one of our own as blood is thicker than water but believe you me we feel ashamed,” she said.
When asked if there had been enough time to try and find a resolution, the source replied “He’s family, so of course we will always love and support him. But it’s also the kind of thing he still needs to take ownership and accountability of how much damage he did the family name”.
Very recently Pokello was quoted as saying:
“But I was able to turn around that situation and use it in my favour. So I don’t encourage young girls to do controversial things thinking it will propel them into stardom.
“Because how many people have tried it, and it has not taken them anywhere. I may be the only one you know, right?
“Most of them you don’t know; you don’t even remember them. Why? Because they died down with that controversy,” she said.
Despite owning up to the mistake, Pokello explained how she was able to get over it:
“Now I am Pokello and I am the most followed person in the country on Facebook and Instagram and it means people follow the brand for a reason…
Stunner was infamously identified as one of the willing participants in a sex tape that leaked to the Zimbabwean masses back in 2012. That incident feels like it took place a lifetime ago Stunner and his partner, Pokello are no longer together, for starters but it has shaped both of their respective careers.