Although she is married to Olumide Akande, the son of a Nigerian billionaire, Nollywood actress, Dakore Egbuson-Akande has revealed that money is not everything.
In a chat with Enquirer recently, the beautiful actress who took time off to have a baby said motherhood is not an easy role because she had to put her career on hold for a while to play it well and that there is no price tag on that.
Here are excerpts of the interview:
How old is your daughter now?
She is almost two and to see this helpless little baby now growing amazingly is so interesting. She has started talking gradually, she calls me mama. Let me tell you, it is not easy to be a mother.
But a lot of people who see you will think it is all easy especially because you are married to the son of a billionaire?
No, it is very difficult because I almost had to put Dakore the actor in a separate world. I had to put that on pause so I could focus on being a wife and a mum so now I’m coming back and I thank God for my fans who had been so supportive and patient.
I really hope through me they will understand that a woman can have everything, but not at the same time.
How many more kids are you planning to have?
I don’t know. I am just enjoying having a baby. She is just two years, so I am not in a hurry. God knows my baby means the world to me. She inspires me to want to go back to work. I don’t mind if she ends up an actress. She can do whatever she wants to do in life. I will only encourage her.
That means your husband is not telling you not to act anymore?
No! He never did.
The news was that your hubby and father -in-law asked you to stop acting, how true is that?
You know what, I’m hurt because I’m also a journalist. I studied journalism at the University of Lagos (Mass Communications) so I know what I’m supposed to do if I hear a rumour or have a story. All you journalists needed to do was to call me to verify the story but nobody reached me.
But we heard it was part of the conditions your father in-law gave if you must marry his son?
It’s totally false and has no iota of truth. If that was a condition, I would run the other way and not marry Olumide.
So now that you have started acting, will you still play romantic roles?
I have to consider my husband before taking any role these days. I will not do romantic roles as I used to back in the day. Though, if I get a role that is good and positive, maybe I could act. I am now a mother and a wife. I just have to be more discerning about them
Don’t you feel threatened by the new faces in Nollywood?
Why should I? The truth is I can’t be threatened by any new faces regardless because I am Dakore and unique in my own way so also are they. And we should be happy for them because we need new faces too to grow. It can’t in anyway affect my market value because everyone has their style.
How is your husband coping now that you are back?
He is doing very well. I must commend him. He understands the nature of my job and he has been very supportive, he is my greatest fan ever. My husband is a very confident man and he understands it’s my job so he is not jealous that I am in the limelight.
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