Dakore Akande

Actress Dakore Akande tied the knot in February 2011 to billionaire Harry Akande’s son Olumide. I remember back then there were rumours that her father in law was against the wedding because he didn’t like her for his son. After almost 4 years as Mrs. Olumide Akande, Dakore finally addresses THAT rumour and shuts it down!

Read what she said after the jump,

They peddled all sorts of stories – His parents did not like me and that I quit acting. But it’s not possible that I would be married if my father-in-law did not like me. I was not even 40 years old yet and people started calling me an ex-actress. It was hard for me! But I decided to live my life and I stopped paying attention to maintain my sanity. How could anyone think I would quit my job because I got married? They said this because I married into a wealthy family, but I still have my purpose and goals that I want to achieve.

Dakore also talks about the challenge of balancing being an actress, brand ambassador, wife and mum.

It is extremely difficult, I do not know how women make it happen but somehow we make it happen. I just take it one day at a time and try not to be too stressed. I learnt to plan ahead and that is the only way. I have a great support network in my nanny, mum and my husband because sometimes when I am not present with the kids, I have to make sure there is someone who is competent to do that. It is tough because when I am out all day and I return home, I still have to be a mum and a wife. I am thankful that there is more meaning to my life as opposed to when I was single and in the movies.

I love Dakore & Olumide together! One of my fave Naija celeb couples!