Dakore Egbuson-Akande is an award winning Nollywood Actress. She is known for Fifty (2015), Isoken (2017) and One Too Many.
She is an ambassador for Amnesty International, Amstel Malta and Oxfam of America.
She was born in Bayelsa State,Nigeria as the first child of her parents. She attended Corona Primary 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.
Dakore Akande has received a few awards and nominations. They include;
- 2014 ELOY Awards for the Brand Ambassador of the Year prize
- 2014 City People Movie Award for Face of Nollywood (English)
- City People Movie Award for Best Actress of the Year (English) in 2016
- 2016 Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in Leading Role
In September 2019, she appeared as a main feature in the Visual Collaborative electronic catalogue, in an issue themed Vivencias which translates to “Experiences” in Spanish. She was interviewed alongside 30 people from around the world such as Kelli Ali, Adelaide Damoah and Desdamona.
In May 2020, Dakore’s interview on the same Visual Collaborative platform was republished in a series titled TwentyEightyFour, which was released during the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic, French music duo Les Nubians, Japanese Music composer Rika Muranaka and Nigerian comedian Chigul appeared in the same volume.
She lives in Lagos and Los Angeles, USA and has two children.