Coming From A Broken Home, I Was Scared Of Marriage- Dakore Egbuson-Akande Reveals
Sultry Nollywood actress and mother of two, Dakore Egbuson-Akande is well known for her knack in roles interpretation and her signature dreadlocks hairstyle before she let it off.
The pretty Bayelsa State born diva who got married to her Billionaire Hubby, Olumide Akande on January 17, 2011 in a very glamourous wedding revealed that before she did, she was very skeptical about marital life because she came from a broken home.
The delectable actress and mother of two lovely girls, revealed that in a recent interview.
“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.
However, 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.” 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.”
She also recounts the fateful meeting of her husband, Olumide, the son of Ibadan-born billionaire, Chief Harry Akande,
“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.
Olumide 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.”