Dakore Egbuson-Akande is a Nigerian actress. She is an ambassador for Amnesty International, Amstel Malta and Oxfam of America.
Dakore Akande Background
Dakore Omobola Egbuson now Dakore Akande was born on the 14th of October 1978, in Lagos State Nigeria. She hails from Bayelsa State. Dakore is the first of ten children, so she learnt how to be independent early as she was responsible for her younger ones.
She attended Corona Primary School, Gbagada, Lagos, for her primary education, while her secondary education was at the Federal Government College, Bauchi State, Nigeria.
At the age of 5, Dakore Akande had already started doing music and theatre plays. She had so much passion for music, film, and television, to the extent that she won the best prize in music while in primary school.
After her secondary education, Dakore went to the University of Lagos to study mass communication. She also enrolled for a 6months photography class under the tutelage of Dan Baba. Dakore is married to Olumide Akande, and they are blessed with two lovely daughters.
Dakore was first, a musician before she drifted into acting. She started her career as an actress in 1999. At the time, she featured in two movies which was not released on time because of actor’s strike in Nollywood then.
So, she decided to travel to London in a bid to explore other options. While in London, she met a promoter who connected her to perform at the prestigious Royal Festival Hall, London. When the actor’s strike came to a halt in Nigeria, the movies she featured in were released. Owing to her ace acting skills in the released movies, every producer wanted Dakore onset of their movie. So, she had to return to Nigeria.
It was the movie – Emotional Crack that propelled Dakore to limelight in Nollywood. Thus far, Dakore has featured in over 60 movies. Dakore took a 5 year break from acting after she got married and returned with a bang in 2012. She announced her comeback with the movie – Journey to Self. Dakore’s artistic expertise has opened a world of opportunities for her in the industry.
In September 2019, Dakore Akande was featured in the Visual Collaborative e-catalogue, themed Vivencias, meaning experiences in English. Visual Collaborative interviewed Dakore alongside others featured in the catalogue. Some of those interviewed include Kelli Ali, Adelaide Damoah, and Desdemona.
When the Going gets Tough
Silent Tears – 2000
Emotional Crack – 2003
Shattered Illusion – 2004
Dangerous Sisters – 2004
Annabel – 2004
More Than Gold – 2005
11 days and 11 Nights – 2005
Men do Cry – 2005
Games Men Play – 2006
Peace of Flesh – 2009
Caught in the Middle – 2007
Journey to Self – 2012
Lunch Time Heroes – 2015
Fifty – 2015
Isoken – 2017
Yemi’s Dilemma – 2017
Chief Daddy – 2018
New Money – 2018
The SetUp – 2019
Dakore Akande Endorsements
Dakore is one of the Brand Ambassadors of MTN Nigeria.
She is also an ambassador of Nestle Nigeria.
Amstel Malta endorsed Dakore as one of its ambassadors.
Dakore was once an ambassador of Pampers Nigeria.
She is an ambassador of Amnesty International.
Owing to her affection for humanity, Dakore is also an ambassador of Oxfam America.
Awards And Nominations Of Dakore
Best New Actress at the Reel Awards – 2004
Reel Awards named her Best Supporting Actress – 2004
Best Actress at the NEA Awards – 2006
Nominated at Eloy Awards for the Brand Ambassador of the Year (Pampers) – 2014
City People Movie Award for Face of Nollywood (English) nominee – 2014
Nominated for Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role – 2016
City People Movie Award for Best Actress of the Year (English) nominee – 2016
Nigeria Entertainment Award for Best Actress – 2018
Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role – 2018
Dakore’s Net Worth
Dakore was worth $800,000 in 2018.