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BN Exclusive: Dakore Egbuson & Olumide Akande Wed



You could feel the love radiate from the couple as Nollywood sweetheart Dakore Egbuson wed her love, Olumide Akande in an intimate and beautiful ceremony at the Guiding Light Assembly in Ikoyi, Lagos on Sunday 16th January 2011.

Dakore took Olumide’s breath away as he watched her walk down the aisle in her stunning A-line lace wedding dress with a cathedral length train. Dakore’s beautiful dress was delicately embellished with Swarovski Crystals which twinkled each time the bride moved.  Olumide was debonair in his blue suit paired with an ornate gold tie.

The ceremony which was conducted by Pastor Wale Adefarasin was moving and inspiring as it was a positive celebration of Dakore and Olumide’s love. At the end of the ceremony, Olumide had one request – to kiss his beautiful wife, Dakore. He then swept her into his arms and kissed her to the delight of family and friends who were there to celebrate with the couple. The wedding party proceeded to the reception which took place at the KFA Events Centre in Lekki.

At the reception, Dakore and Olumide took things to the next level as they danced, kissed and savoured their magical evening. There was a surprise performance from neo-soul singer – Bez, a gift from Olumide to Dakore. With Zapphire Events at the helm and IK on the mic as the MC, all the guests were thoroughly entertained and joyously embraced the opportunity to share this special day with this blessed couple.

BellaNaija wishes Dakore and Olumide a blessed and wonderful life together. May each day be filled with laughter, respect and love.

BN will be bringing you an extensive wedding feature soon and a BN Wedding Glam post this week.

Photo Credit: Atunbi


  1. dashingjudy

    January 17, 2011 at 3:21 am

    they both look beau2ful.congrats to the couple.

  2. Winnie

    January 17, 2011 at 3:22 am

    Wish them happiness and God’s blessings

  3. Someone

    January 17, 2011 at 3:23 am

    I love Dakore, I wish you happy marriage life

    • Ronkus

      April 4, 2011 at 1:33 pm

      wowww.., Dakore, Congrat,am happy for you, this is the desire of every woman, to be married to her heart desire. i pray that the Lord almighty shall make you fruitful, and all round peace shall be your portion, your good heart shall follow you every where that you go to. out of all the Actresses, you my favourite, am very happy for you, the home you have entered shall not turn to sorrow for you in Jesus Name, Once again Congratulations.

  4. helen

    January 17, 2011 at 3:27 am

    wish this beautiful couple a beautiful life together.

  5. sweetie

    January 17, 2011 at 4:11 am

    congrats on ur wedding dakore and olumide…now bella where are the pics? 😉

  6. Naijan

    January 17, 2011 at 4:20 am

    Happy married life Dakore and Olumide

  7. kizzle

    January 17, 2011 at 4:33 am

    aww congrats Dakore…u look magnificent on ur day…n ur hubby is gorgeous too!

  8. yeye omobola

    January 17, 2011 at 5:02 am

    At last!!!Conjugal bliss to u.

    • Miss Face

      January 17, 2011 at 8:42 pm


    • Hottu Babe

      January 21, 2011 at 10:32 pm


      I expected more pictures from Bella Though.

      Even Qwe-Qwe websites have more pictures than Bella has put on here. Bella Why now?

  9. jennietobbie

    January 17, 2011 at 5:08 am

    I love dakore! God bless ur union!

  10. ruby

    January 17, 2011 at 5:48 am



  11. ruby

    January 17, 2011 at 5:49 am


  12. ruchylicious

    January 17, 2011 at 6:05 am

    Awwwwww Beautyful!

  13. mary007

    January 17, 2011 at 6:16 am

    Wish them well, BN please put plenty pictures

    • Erica

      January 17, 2011 at 10:14 am

      [email protected]’Bella put plenty pictures’

    • WiseOne

      January 18, 2011 at 10:34 am

      LOL Sounds like ‘Mama put plenty meat o’

  14. Cynthia

    January 17, 2011 at 6:20 am

    Finally! Congrats to the couple. Wishing you a happy married life.

  15. zeenie

    January 17, 2011 at 6:20 am

    I wish them happy married life…


    January 17, 2011 at 6:41 am

    the wedding just took place yesterday (which is yesterday for Nigeria)

  17. fokasibe

    January 17, 2011 at 6:51 am

    Congratulations guys!!!

  18. gbemmie

    January 17, 2011 at 7:30 am

    So hapi for Dakore…….Finally Olumide shuts the mouths of all hatin on the relationship! Hippeee

  19. Linda

    January 17, 2011 at 8:07 am

    Finally. Congratulations!

  20. Catherine Ekeh

    January 17, 2011 at 8:12 am

    Happy married life, ever beautiful Dakore….. wish you the very best in your new stage in life….

  21. Jenny

    January 17, 2011 at 8:16 am

    Dakore, u look more beautiful than ever, i love you girl. i wish the both of you blissful married life.

  22. BAVA

    January 17, 2011 at 8:26 am

    Congrats Dakor and Mide! Bella, where are the pictures?

  23. Temiloluwa Adebayo

    January 17, 2011 at 8:32 am

    Happy married life to them. God bless their home.

  24. Omogekofo

    January 17, 2011 at 8:36 am

    i am so happy for dakore, esp after reading wat people wrote about her too much noise about a proposal. i am so happy for her. the enemy has been put to shame.
    her gown is lovely. congrats and please get preggy soon. *wink*

  25. salma

    January 17, 2011 at 8:36 am

    i wish dakore & olumide all the best! True L♥√ع made 4rm heaven!

  26. sandra

    January 17, 2011 at 8:40 am

    Am so happy for both couples congrats but we need more pix of this event o

  27. Omogekofo

    January 17, 2011 at 8:45 am

    congrats Dakore….. wishing u the bestest.

  28. Lamii Opere

    January 17, 2011 at 10:08 am

    Congrats Dakore and Lu…i’m looking forward to ur cute babies *wink*

  29. TANGI

    January 17, 2011 at 10:26 am


  30. balogun olumide

    January 17, 2011 at 10:53 am

    Congrat guys….zapphaire events, u r d best…

  31. Bisi BusyBee!

    January 17, 2011 at 11:14 am

    Am so happy for both of them…It was worth the long wait after all. Congrats Dakore&Olumide Akande…Regards, BusyBee!

  32. funke bucknor-obruthe

    January 17, 2011 at 11:50 am

    it was a pleasure plannig this wedding

    from all of us at zapphaire events,we say congratulations

  33. ojay

    January 17, 2011 at 12:06 pm

    hw nice,congrats Dakore,realy hapy 4 u

  34. aminat abah

    January 17, 2011 at 12:07 pm

    Congrats ! marital bliss all the way.. They both look stunning..can’t wait for all d pictures to be out

  35. viv

    January 17, 2011 at 12:08 pm

    congratulations! at last the much awaited wedding. wish you both bliss for the rest of your life.

  36. tarela konyefa Ambi

    January 17, 2011 at 12:13 pm

    My dearest Dakore,I am so happy 4 U may God Bless ur new home Amen. Pretty bride

  37. Eloho

    January 17, 2011 at 12:29 pm

    Congrats 2 dem! Dey weathered d storm. May God bless their marriage!

  38. Doosuur ukih

    January 17, 2011 at 12:52 pm

    Congratz Dakore..U luk soo beautiful,God’s blessings all d way.

  39. Aibee

    January 17, 2011 at 1:06 pm

    Finally! Enemies have been put to shame,lol. Congrats Mr & Mrs Olumide Akande. Waiting for the arrival of the babies cos I’m sure they’ll be gorgeous.

    BN, we are waitng for the Wedding Glam oh. Please include pictures of the traditional wedding if they had one. Wanna see the fusion of the cultures.

  40. chinx

    January 17, 2011 at 1:31 pm

    Love love Dakore……congrats, may God bless your union!

  41. D.O.T.M.H

    January 17, 2011 at 1:53 pm

    Finally!!! 7 Halleluyahs to the LORD! Hallelu, Hallelu… 😀

  42. Hope Aguzue

    January 17, 2011 at 1:53 pm

    My dear Dakore, i just remembered then in FGGC Bauchi, with your dancing steps.
    i really wish u the best of married life, have a wonderful time with your honey, dear

    • Me

      January 18, 2011 at 2:21 pm

      Oh she’s a Pro Unitate Babe…we no dey carry last…Sagamite in the house…Congrats Lu and Dakore

  43. unyime-Ivy

    January 17, 2011 at 2:25 pm

    Beautiful couple. Sweet gown. Nice! Wishing u marital bliss all d way. God bless your union.

  44. Kémi Penélopê

    January 17, 2011 at 2:45 pm

    Awwwww, DakOlu look so cute together…

    [*Prayer mode]

    May the raindrops of continual blessing never cease in this union, and Baba God, permanently delete any thought of divorce from their mind…May it (divorce) never find their physical address/heart to reside in, in this lifetime (Amen)

    *Meanwhile, I have to add, Dakore’s wedding gown is to die for…


    January 17, 2011 at 2:58 pm

    Happy marriage life…Dakore…wishin u a a fruitful union…love u

  46. Kémi Penélopê

    January 17, 2011 at 3:06 pm

    [And just before she walks away…]

    Thank you so very to the Bella Naija team, you guys are doing an incredible job on keeping your readers up to date.
    For all the wonderful, interesting, and thought-provoking articles, I type “T-H-A-N-KY-O-U!”
    And for keeping us ever up-to-date with the happenings in the Naija’s entertainment world (and sometimes, Africa), I vigorously type in French & German – Merci…Danke Schon!!! (No, I no curse una…LOL)

    *Just saying, “If it ain’t on BN then it ain’t News yet…” #TrueTalk

  47. Chika

    January 17, 2011 at 3:36 pm


  48. Linda

    January 17, 2011 at 4:05 pm

    Happy wedlock and God’s favour on both of yah. Niceeeee outfit.. Thumbs up

  49. Nanlop

    January 17, 2011 at 5:02 pm

    I’m happy for them, may GOD Bless their union in JESUS Mighty Name, Happy Married Life.

  50. NNENNE

    January 17, 2011 at 5:16 pm

    Congratulations Olumide and Dakore!!! May the God lord continue to guide and protect you for ever.May he bless your union with all that you wish for, may you two stay together in the lord.What the lord has put together,let no man out assunder!!!

    • Emaa Mamman

      August 12, 2011 at 1:40 pm


  51. Timma

    January 17, 2011 at 6:44 pm

    Congrats Dakore and Olu, happy married life! BN team well done, u guys are on top of your game!

  52. uchechi

    January 17, 2011 at 11:52 pm

    Congrats…love ia a beautiful thing!

  53. funky

    January 17, 2011 at 11:57 pm

    May God bless your union and give you joy, happiness, more love and babies!!!! i know that’s what I want for myself:)

  54. fashionpolicewoman

    January 18, 2011 at 3:22 am

    congrats to Dakore,I can’t wait to see the rest of the pictures.

  55. tele

    January 18, 2011 at 7:57 am

    congratulations Dakore n Olumide,the Lord shall bless ur union with plenty babies,the Lord himself shall be the head of ur home.thank u for marrying a yoruba man,i saw ur wedding picts on a friends page,wao they were all beautiful.i like the kissing part o.

  56. marvel

    January 18, 2011 at 9:12 am

    BN pls let this be the last time. Who are Celebregion? And, why have they got the pics while you don’t? I believe you are reputable and all that but.. ah, ah?


      January 18, 2011 at 12:48 pm

      Thanks for your comment. We are big fans of CelebRegion and all other Nigerian Entertainment sites. They are doing a fab job!
      The coverage BN will be delivering from Dakore & Olumide’s wedding is different and will be absolutely beautiful.

  57. bukola

    January 18, 2011 at 9:15 am

    lovely couple wishing you the best

  58. Zizie

    January 18, 2011 at 10:14 am

    Congrats Dakore and Olumide, all the best!

  59. Gift

    January 18, 2011 at 1:26 pm


  60. florence ojei

    January 18, 2011 at 2:25 pm

    congratulation to olumide and dakore,wish them happy marriage life.

  61. Chika

    January 18, 2011 at 4:33 pm


  62. wonkomije

    January 18, 2011 at 5:33 pm

    i just love dakore! wishing them the best they hope for in their marriage.

  63. Omamuli.F

    January 18, 2011 at 7:06 pm

    Congrats Dakore & Olumide,Godbless ur union,cheers!!!!

  64. watson samuel

    January 18, 2011 at 8:11 pm

    i am so happy for them i wish them a blissful married life

  65. francisca

    January 18, 2011 at 8:15 pm

    dokore wow!!! abig congratulations to you may the LOrd God bless ur marriage,amen.

  66. karen

    January 18, 2011 at 10:22 pm

    nice girl and nice wedding

  67. Chiangel

    January 19, 2011 at 3:18 am

    Bellaooooooooo!!! Please please post more photos – the reception room, church, limo, bridal party, trditional gear etc. Thanks for the other posts. We appreciate them a whole lot 🙂
    Congrats Dakore!!! You look great!

  68. Chiangel

    January 19, 2011 at 3:24 am

    I forgot to mention that the cake is fabulous!!!

  69. Fanny Ng'ambi

    January 19, 2011 at 7:11 am

    Congratulations am happy for u both.Happy marriage life.

  70. Dorah Inim

    January 19, 2011 at 10:36 am

    may the Almighty God bless the day you met each other, i wish you a fruitful union.

  71. LIZZY

    January 19, 2011 at 2:26 pm

    Im from Botswana and would like to congratulate Olumide and Dakore on their wedding.Ive always enjoyed watching her movies.She is indeed a beautiful Lady.

  72. mizzyt

    January 19, 2011 at 5:09 pm

    Congrats guys…..wish you God’s best in marriage….a da fun yin o!

  73. Lenny

    January 20, 2011 at 9:24 am


  74. Didah

    January 20, 2011 at 10:12 am

    Hello hongera sana(Congratulations) Olumide and Dakore may God bless you

  75. Winner

    January 20, 2011 at 10:13 am

    Happy Married Life

  76. lucy

    January 20, 2011 at 1:00 pm

    wow! i’m so happy for the couple,wish you married life & long life. both ‘re looking cute

  77. lucy

    January 20, 2011 at 1:02 pm

    wow! i’m so happy for the couple,wishing you happy married life & long life. both ‘re looking cute

  78. meg

    January 20, 2011 at 2:42 pm

    congratulations Dakore, May the God lord bless ur marriage and give u ur inheritage (Children),Amen.

  79. iphy

    January 21, 2011 at 10:33 am

    I so much love her and am so happy for her new found love.Happy married life my Dear DAKORE.

  80. inij

    January 21, 2011 at 12:39 pm

    i always admire Dakore and i really wish her the best in her marriage i believe she will be a good home maker

  81. ye_missy

    January 21, 2011 at 2:42 pm

    im so happy for Dakore,at last!!!!!wishing her and Olumide a happy married life!….lest i forget,i love the wedding gown,it’s so beautiful!

  82. olisa adaeze christabel

    January 24, 2011 at 9:42 pm

    GOD will bless your union and he will bless you with the fruit of the womb.that’s my prayers for you and your husband.

  83. rosemary wariowei

    January 25, 2011 at 4:02 am

    sweet Daky, beutiful as ever. may dis joy radiate 4 as long as u both shall live. CONGRATS!!!

  84. kumzy

    January 25, 2011 at 9:09 am

    Bellanaija, we’re still waiting expectantly for the wedding pix oh…thanks for all the lovely posts

  85. Mariamah

    January 25, 2011 at 3:20 pm

    Finally the lord has done it

  86. Mariamah

    January 25, 2011 at 3:23 pm

    At last the lord has done it
    May the lord bless this union
    All bad belle pple go shut up now

  87. Fairy Godsister

    January 25, 2011 at 10:12 pm

    Dakore looks so beautiful! And so happy! I’m so excited for her! I wish both of you well, and children as fabulous as you are!

  88. wahida shoo

    January 26, 2011 at 9:20 am

    jamani bella naija ndio nini kutuwekea pic moja tu

  89. bobjaid

    January 27, 2011 at 8:17 am

    all the best in their happy home and may God bless their home and bless them with good children

  90. HRS Olubusola

    January 27, 2011 at 10:40 am

    I am almost in tears!!! Congratulations to you both, you’ve finally become one! After everything! So thankful to God for bringing an keeping both of you together, may your love never die! Congrats again! Me lovey!!!

  91. harvey

    January 29, 2011 at 5:27 pm



    January 31, 2011 at 9:07 pm

    Happy wedlock to our screen goddess Dakore and Olumide.May the good Lord bless this union and keep it forever.

  93. michelle

    February 1, 2011 at 10:25 pm

    Congratulations to both of u may u have a long God filled marriage life. God bless u both God has joined u together in holy matromony and no one can take u apart.

  94. Fregene Amajuoritse Esther

    February 3, 2011 at 12:17 pm

    Congratulatns, Olumide and Dakore, wishing u all d beauties of life. Happy married life.

  95. anonymous

    February 15, 2011 at 6:38 am

    Loooove you Dakore!! Wish you all the best marriage has to offer!!

  96. chychy chinyere

    February 18, 2011 at 11:22 am

    mrs Akonde i’m happy 4 u!

  97. olajide ayodele

    March 3, 2011 at 7:33 pm

    happy married life

  98. sandra james

    March 4, 2011 at 6:17 pm

    Congrate Dakore and Olumide.may God bless this union and grant ur heart desire in JESUS Name.AMEN….

  99. Jennifer

    March 7, 2011 at 4:47 pm

    AWWWWWW they look so cute

  100. halima

    March 10, 2011 at 3:51 pm

    What a lovely couple, wish u 2 da best

  101. TKO

    March 16, 2011 at 5:55 pm

    i pray dat thro the thick and thin of this marriage the couple never loose sight of wat brought them together in d first place! God bless this union.
    P.S its obvious d writer of this article read a lot of M&B’s back in d day!

  102. Pepperyoyo

    March 19, 2011 at 8:45 pm

    I wish them the best marriage offers.


    June 14, 2011 at 7:17 pm

    @ last Dakore u made it. happy married life

  104. Vins Jr.

    July 20, 2011 at 2:26 pm

    what a beautiful celebration. congrats to the couple..

  105. Angel orakwe

    August 29, 2011 at 5:15 pm

    mehn this is just a weddidng of a KIND..they look so beautiful together……..

  106. KAINE TEM

    October 22, 2011 at 12:49 am

    Congrats Dakore, u look beautiful on ur wedding dress

  107. ibeabuchi blessing

    November 6, 2011 at 8:03 am

    congrat 2my role model Dakore…best wishes in ur marriage

  108. diana aidoo

    January 4, 2012 at 3:59 pm

    congrats gal am roud of u

  109. diana aidoo

    January 4, 2012 at 4:00 pm

    am proud of u gal

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