Dakore Akande whose real name is Dakore Omobola Egbuson Akande, long name indeed, is a popular award winning Nigerian actress, television personality and a model.
She was born on the 14th of October 1978 in Bayelsa State in south southern Nigerian. She is the first child in a family and had her up-bringing in Lagos and Bauchi States respectively. She hails from Bayelsa State.
Dakore had her primary education in Lagos State and secondary school education at the Federal Government Girls College in Bauchi where she obtained her first and secondary school certificates respectively.
She went to the University of Lagos for Mass Communication degree programme, but could not complete it owing to incessant strike actions embarked upon by the Academic Staff Union of University (ASSU). Without wasting time, Dakore went into acting profession of which today has shot her to fame and recognition.
Her Acting Career
Dakore joined Nollywood in 1999. She began acting by accepting minor roles in most Nollywood movies. She rose to fame in 2005 in a hit movie “Final Game”, a movie that was highly successful with huge commercial sales.
She is a good Nollywood actress, skillful and talented in acting and interpreting movie roles. She is gifted too in accepting any character given to her in a movie and she plays the role well.
She has featured in a over 100 movies some of which include Emotional Cracks, Men Do Cry, Hole in the Heart, Silent Tears, Emotional Cry, Caught in the Middle, Oracle, Journey to Self, Lunch Time Heroes, When the Going Gets Tough, Isoken among others.
She is known to acts in most romantic and action movies alongside the big stars in the industry like Jim Iyke, Kenneth Okonkwo, Ken Erics, Desmond Elliot, Chidi Mokeme, Ramsey Noaha and several others.
Dakore Akande in her years of acting has won several prestigious awards some of which include:
- Best actress in a leading role at the City People Entertainment Awards.
- Best actress of the year at the Best of Nollywood Awards.
- Most prominent actress in Nigeria at the African Magic Viewers Choice Awards.
- Most promising actress in Nigeria at the African Movie Academy Awards
- Brand Ambassador of the year ELOY Awards.
Dakore has a number of endorsements to her credit, believed to be the bulk of her her hard earnings. They are:
- Ambassador for Amnesty International
- Ambassador for Oxfam of America
- Ambassador for Amstel Malta
Her Personal Life
Dakore is married to Olumide Akande, the son of Chief Harry Akande, the well known Ibadan multi-millionaire and the marriage is blessed with two children. She is also one of the very Nollywood actresses free from scandal.
Her Net Worth
Dakore Akande is a renowned Nollywood actress, rated one of the richest and most influential with a net worth of about $500,000 dollars.