BY ADEDIWURA OKELEYE
Nollywood actress, Dakore Egbuson Akande was away from the screens for a while after she got married. Following her big return with Journey To Self in 2012, it has been one blockbuster to another with the latest being Mo Abudu‘s Fifty.
She recently spoke to The Nation’s Ovwe Medeme about her marriage and how she has been able to juggle her homefront and her career among other things.
Here are some excerpts from the interview:
Has acting in anyway interfered with motherhood?
It kind of did, it took me away. I was away from work. Of course I didn’t want to be on set pregnant. And even though I was pregnant with my second child on Unconditional, but no one knew. But after that, I decided I won’t do it again.
Do you enjoy motherhood?
I do, it is amazing; it was hard at first. I hadn’t slept properly since then because when you have kids, they always seek your attention. It was challenging at first, I won’t lie. I was a little bit old when I had my first. I was 33 when I had her so I was already set in my ways. I like to be able to just get up and go, and then I felt really slowed down. It was a bit frustrating but I love the baby and I want to be there for her.
And when I got pregnant for the second one, I was used to it. But I’m happy. I’m really happy that I have both of them. They keep me young. I think part of why people say I look 18 is because I run around with them. It keeps me in touch with that childish side of me. They are amazing. They are the best. My daughter just graduated from nursery school and I was just screaming. She’s so smart.
Your wedding anniversaries have been quiet. Why is that?
I don’t want to put our stuff out there.
Are you scared?
I should be scared because of the way marriages nowadays go. My mum tells me to cover my yam. Take care of my business. On his birthday, I post on Instagram but for anniversaries, we like to celebrate it in-house, with the kids.
How long have you been married now?
Six years. We’ve been together ten years but have been married for six.
What are some of the things you do to make it work?
I try to identify the things we have in common and of course accentuate them. I work more on those things. We can’t be the same. I think it would be boring. It’s nice to complement each other but for the things that we have in common, we bond over that and we let it glue us more and more together. And for the differences, we try and talk about them. Believe me, marriage is not easy but its very fulfilling.
Read the full interview Here