Dakore Egbuson Weds Olumide Akande in Lagos

If appropriately described, the wedding of Nollywood award winning and cute looking actress Dakore Egbuson to Olumide Akande, son of billionaire Harry Akande was a class act. Royalty, attention to details and exclusivity all played major roles towards the climax of probably the best organized wedding of the decade in Lagos.

Pastor Wale Adefarasin blessed the union at the Guiding light assembly in Ikoyi Lagos on Sunday, 16th of January 2011 just as Mrs. Dakore Akande looked delectable in her custom designed gown characterized by Swarovski Crystals. The groom on his part looked like a billion dollars and was very composed all through the event.

The wedding activities climaxed at the KFA event center in Lekki where the crème de la crème of the Nigerian society gathered to celebrate with the lovely couple. Trendy Africa wishes Mr. and Mrs. Olumide Akande a blissful and fruitful union.

Mrs. Dakore Akande who has been absent from the screens for a while would soon return to the big screens to the great delight of millions of fans.

How Olumide proposed…

“It was in Chicago last year summer when he told me his very close friend was throwing a party for Essence Magazine. Because he’s a fashion buff, he took me shopping for clothes a day before the party. I noticed he was very excited that day as he was selecting lots of beautiful outfits and I teased him about the event being so important to him. He told me he wanted me to be the most beautiful lady at the party. The next day which was supposed to be his friend’s party, he said we should go to a restaurant to eat first before going to the party.
He took me to this very classy restaurant, the best in Chicago; and I thought ‘wow’, this is really different. It wasn’t that we don’t hang out in fine restaurants, but this restaurant was different, the finest we’ve ever been.”

“Then the light dimmed and he went on his knees. At that moment, the waiter opened the cover of his trolley and inside it was a beautiful red box. Then Olumide said, ‘you know, we’ve been dating for a while…’
At this point, Dakore couldn’t really hear the rest of his words because her head began to reel with overwhelming emotion. “Then he opened the box and all I did was cry’ Dakore remembers. “At this time everybody in the restaurant gathered round, and Olumide’s focus was on me, still waiting for my response. Then the YES just popped out of my mouth. The ring is the best money can buy and it is very beautiful. After the restaurant, I was so excited to go for the party. But when we got there, I found it was also a surprise party with a beautiful cake from all our friends.”

photos (1,2,3,4) by Atunbi photography and courtesy of Mr. and Mrs. Olumide Akande

Watch out for more exclusive details in Trendy Africa Magazine coming soon.


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