Nollywood actress,Dakore Egbuson-Akande revealed in an interview with icampus that her parents separated after 17 years of marriage. She also talked about her career;how she was discovered by Emem Isong and her marital life;
Now, you are married and a mother of two, that means more responsibilities. How do you manage?
Honestly, it’s by grace of God. I know it sounds too cliché but that is just what it takes; a very supportive family structure, my husband is a very big believer in what I am doing. My children, my mum, my nanny, so, I have a really great family structure that allows me to be here right now, not at home tending to babies, which is hard because I have to be at home for my children. But mum’s gotta work. And I think it’s a very good thing, because I have two girl, I think it’s a very good thing for girls to grow up and see their mummy work. You know, that way, they will build their own sense of a work ethic so that they too can have something to bring to the table.
What was the inspiration for becoming a movie star?
You know, to be honest, I never set out to be in the movies. I always wanted to be a singer and a journalist. And I studied mass communications in Unilag. I did my diploma in 1997 and I went back for my degree in 1999. And then I worked in between. I was on NTA, I was on Channels. Not as a journalist but as a TV presenter. I actually started out with sports. And that is where I met Emem Isong and said she liked my looks, she liked the way I spoke and carried myself and then she gave me a role in my first movie, ‘Slient Tears’ and it just kind of snowballed from there and if anyone told that I would be an actor today, I wouldn’t believe and that is just to tell you how God does it. You know, there are many paths to what you are supposed to be.
Marriages today seem to be under a siege and you wonder: ‘why would I even want to get married’. How have you been able to stayed married?
Yes, marriage is under siege but through a lot of prayer. Joint prayer. My husband and I, we make a point of duty to always pray together no matter the schedule. We just identify that God is our mainstay and that He is the third cord in our strand. I