Nollywood star, Dakore Egbuson opens up on her first 2017 movie ‘Isoken’, motherhood, her charity works in the North East and music career in a recent interview with Guardian Woman.
When asked what attracted her to the Tribe 85 movie production;
“I was attracted to the raw honesty of the story and I couldn’t deny how deeply this story resonated with me and I was, without doubt, it will do the same for a lot of people regardless of tribe, gender and race. This story is undeniably poignant and people will find connection points with Isoken the woman or Isoken the movie.”
“There is that general expectation to be married just because you are of a certain age, suddenly, marriage automatically becomes the next best thing. I love the way these themes are explored and dissected in the most subtle yet honest way, making you break out in fits of laughter and other times leaving you utterly surprised,”
On her reason to be a part of the movie;
“While a good script is often reminiscence of a good movie, it goes beyond the script. Isoken does not only reflect a good script, but Jade, the producer and director has an excellent eye for the aesthetics that lies in good film-making that makes the translation from script to screen very crucial.”
In her personal life, Dakore has been able to find strength in motherhood and family. In spite of the changes the latter has foisted on her career, she is nothing but grateful.
“Motherhood will impact your life even more so when you have a career and it boils down to knowing what you want out of life and then doing what it takes to get it without losing your head, your heart and your integrity,” she says.
“When I took time out from my career it was a major decision, but having a family is important to me and I’m eternally grateful to God and my fans because when I was ready to come back although it wasn’t easy I was able to continue as if I never stopped.
“I have been blessed with two beautiful daughters and I believe there’s something wonderful about them watching Mommy work and achieve because children watch more than listen. I know it’s going to encourage them to pursue their own dreams.”
Her engagement with charity organisations is motivated by her natural disposition to showing empathy for people wronged by society and circumstances.
“I strongly believe in giving back. As far back as I can remember I’ve always had a genuine empathy for suffering and injustice around me, she says.” She adds that as an ambassador for Oxfam America and Amnesty International, she raised awareness “for the control of arms and ammunition in order to make sure they remain in the right hands.”
On if there was any chance Dakore the professional musician would be back
“I’m the never say never girl,” she says with emphasis. In fact, she has not left music totally. She performed at the last LA Felabration at Los Angeles, in the US. And one of the songs she recorded – Feeling Myself – is on the soundtrack of “Fiorella,” a short film she stars in.