Challenges in celebrity marriages are overblown – Dakore Egbuson Akande


Nollywood actress, Dakore Egbuson Akande has moved to clear any misconceptions about her marriage to billionaire heir, Olumide Akande.

In a recent chat with Punch, she stated that it’s best for one to marry a good friend.

“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,’ she stated when asked to list her prerequisites for a successful marriage.”

Speaking on how she met her husband, Olumide, Dakore disclosed that they 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. 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 3, and Dasola, who is 10 months old now,” she added.

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