'I Married for Love' - Billionaire Son's Wife, Dakore Akande

Date: 04-01-2015 7:19 am (6 years ago) | Author: Mister Jay Wonder
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Dakore Egbuson-Akande is a screen dazzler. Best known for her acting skills and signature dreadlocks hairstyle. Now married to Olumide, son of Ibadan-born billionaire, Chief Harry Akande, Dakore in a new interview has made it clear she married for love.

Her parents split at her young age of 16, so Dakore’s idea of a successful marriage is not jaded. When she was asked to list the prerequisites for a successful marriage, the beautiful actress said:

    “Celebrity marriages are not different. The only reason is that people are looking at you. The challenges are the same but are amplified in celebrity marriages. That puts a lot of
    pressure on the union. The first thing is to marry your friend. You have to marry for the right reason. I married for love; someone I am totally in awe of and respect. It is difficult, but when you have God, there is a balance that comes with it. It is fun and challenging. It is easy to get frustrated but people need to remember their vows.”


Also in the interview with PUNCH, Dakore recounted meeting her hubby:

    “We met in Lagos. I just relocated from London and he just returned from Chicago. We got talking because he wanted me to present a television show. I did not get the job but I did get the dude. It was work-related but we found out we connected. We were friends for a while before we started dating. Then, I was not out for a date. I liked him for his confidence and he gave me my space too. He was a real gentleman and well-spoken.

    When it was time for the engagement, I knew it would happen, but I did not know when. I knew what it was like to make a mistake because my parents were not together and I needed to be sure. I was career driven but not driven about marriage.

    The proposal was really nice. He got down on his knees and proposed and people were emotional. Shortly after that, we got married. We had Ayomide, our first daughter, who is now three, and Dasola, who is 10 months old now.”


She would never forget how the rumour mill went agog with her marriage. Dakore, who has been acting for over 17 years, recalls:

   “They peddled all sorts of stories - His parents did not like me and that I quit acting. But it’s not possible that I would be married if my father-in-law did not like me. I was not even 40 years old yet and people started calling me an ex-actress. It was hard for me! But I decided to live my life and I stopped paying attention to maintain my sanity.

    How could anyone think I would quit my job because I got married? They said this because I married into a wealthy family, but I still have my purpose and goals that I want to achieve.”


Asked if her husband is camera-shy since he hardly talks to the press, Dakore responded:

    “He is a little more reserved than I am and he is confident in himself. Though he understands the nature of my job, he does not feel threatened by my exposure. However, I have learnt to be more inclusive because I was in the klieglight alone. Now, I introduce him as my husband when we go out together. We have a three-way conversation and I learnt that by being with him and he also learnt that he has to step aside sometimes. He understands me, we try to stay mindful of each other and support each other. I appreciate that a lot.”

Erasing the talks that she cut her dreadlocks because of marriage, the stylish actress corrects:

   “I made up my mind that I wanted to wear dreadlocks, and when I was tired of it, I decided to cut it. My husband did not want me to cut my hair; he wanted our children to meet me with the hair. I dance to the beat of my own drum and my path is different from every other person’s. I have my own mind; if I let people shape my opinions of myself, I will not be authentic to myself.”

To Dakore, style is comfort.

    “My most expensive fashion accessory? It has to be jewellery because I spend a bit on that. Also, I love shoes and purses. You can build your wardrobe when you have the right pair of shoes,” she says.

After a stressful day, Akande says she loves lounging or watching movies:

    “Sometimes, we go out to dinner or have lunch outside after church. We also go to the beach,”










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Posted: at 4-01-2015 07:19 AM (6 years ago) | Addicted Hero
- morgrawl231 at 4-01-2015 08:32 AM (6 years ago)
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 Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
Posted: at 4-01-2015 08:32 AM (6 years ago) | Hero
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- danielsony at 4-01-2015 10:52 AM (6 years ago)
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Is good to marry for love, but let it last forever, happy married life,
Posted: at 4-01-2015 10:52 AM (6 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Kennycynth at 4-01-2015 11:51 AM (6 years ago)
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nice one
Posted: at 4-01-2015 11:51 AM (6 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- proly at 4-01-2015 02:50 PM (6 years ago)
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Yeh nıce one dear....
Posted: at 4-01-2015 02:50 PM (6 years ago) | Hero
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- Larry28 at 4-01-2015 03:39 PM (6 years ago)
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Ok
Posted: at 4-01-2015 03:39 PM (6 years ago) | Hero
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- victorstic1 at 4-01-2015 04:33 PM (6 years ago)
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BEFORE NKO WILL U SAY U MARRY FOR MONEY
Posted: at 4-01-2015 04:33 PM (6 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- victorstic1 at 4-01-2015 04:36 PM (6 years ago)
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ANYTHING CONTRARY WILL B E USED AGAINST U IN THE COURT OF LAW    Grin
Posted: at 4-01-2015 04:36 PM (6 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- dareper at 4-01-2015 05:05 PM (6 years ago)
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If the guy na village mechanic like femjay for ijebu-igbo, u go say u love am?
Posted: at 4-01-2015 05:05 PM (6 years ago) | Hero
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- beneno at 4-01-2015 06:34 PM (6 years ago)
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 Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
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- zoe61 at 4-01-2015 07:27 PM (6 years ago)
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 Cool Cool
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- Tyahaya at 4-01-2015 08:25 PM (6 years ago)
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Love my foot..liar like you! Grin
Posted: at 4-01-2015 08:25 PM (6 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- schmit at 4-01-2015 08:26 PM (6 years ago)
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Haha
Posted: at 4-01-2015 08:26 PM (6 years ago) | Hero
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- Princess4God at 4-01-2015 09:01 PM (6 years ago)
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Love d lady, she is polished
Posted: at 4-01-2015 09:01 PM (6 years ago) | Upcoming
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- femjay at 4-01-2015 10:43 PM (6 years ago)
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Abeg leave story................ : Na come dey tell us say fowl  don dey piss ..........
Posted: at 4-01-2015 10:43 PM (6 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- femjay at 4-01-2015 10:46 PM (6 years ago)
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Quote from: dareper on  4-01-2015 05:05 PM
If the guy na village mechanic like femjay for ijebu-igbo, u go say u love am?


Hahhhhahahhaha yeye boi ............ When are travelling to states becos I will leaving Next two  week ........ Make I baord U̶̲̥̅̊ a flight becos I know say U̶̲̥̅̊ don spent ur money finished ...........
Posted: at 4-01-2015 10:46 PM (6 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- giftmurphy at 4-01-2015 11:06 PM (6 years ago)
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i know dear
Posted: at 4-01-2015 11:06 PM (6 years ago) | Hero
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- ksurrina at 5-01-2015 01:49 AM (6 years ago)
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You marry for LOVE why didn't you take one from the VILLAGE is it because that LOVE is not your type of LOVE? Many of you Nigerians enjoy fooling your own country people. Now many children going to read and thinketh that what you deemed as LOVE is truly what LOVE is all about. I hope two years later I don't read that YOUR LOVE never work out. What you married for is STABILITY and SECURITY speak the TRUTH. Love will take up a poor boy from the village, clean him up and make sure he is okay since you are not POOR yourself. Hugs

Posted: at 5-01-2015 01:49 AM (6 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- oset801 at 5-01-2015 02:40 AM (6 years ago)
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kai u fit swear sey na love? abegi , money dey love dey money go woman go
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- Abubu86 at 5-01-2015 07:11 AM (6 years ago)
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Hehehe! Story 4 d gods. Well wishing u a HML
Posted: at 5-01-2015 07:11 AM (6 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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