Dakore Egbuson – Akande, actor, singer and philanthropist says it t feels amazing to be at the forefront of the (Nollywood) industry’s resurgence. She would like to call a renaissance period as well; in the sense that about 25 years ago, “our own art wasn’t consumed by us”.
“We were very westernized and looking to the west for inspiration, for what was hot, what was new. To see a transformation of that where we are consuming our own content, driving our content and leading the continent is very validating and humbling.
Dakore was born in Bayelsa State as the first child of her parents. She attended Corona School and Federal Government Girls’ College in Lagos and Bauchi respectively.
She studied mass communication at the University of Lagos but had to drop out due to incessant strikes.[She is currently married with 2 children.