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What Makes My Marriage Work – Dakore Akande

Nollywood actress, Dakore Akande, is one of the talented Nollywood sweethearts who thrills us with her spectacular role interpretations.

In a recent chat with Ovwe Medeme for The Nation, the award winning actress and mother of two, talks about being a mother, what she misses about her past and how she keeps the fire burning in her 10 year marriage.

On the things that have made her 10 years marriage work:

I try to identify the things we have in common and of course accentuate them. I work more on those things. We can’t be the same. I think it would be boring. It’s nice to complement each other but for the things that we have in common, we bond over that and we let it glue us more and more together. And for the differences, we try and talk about them. Believe me, marriage is not easy but its very fulfilling

On her husband helping her with chores:

He does, he takes care of the kids. I like that about him. It’s not a typical Nigerian male thing to do but I think our generation is changing. That dichotomy between a man’s role and a woman’s role, they are merging more and more now and it’s great because it really takes two. It takes two of you to create that child; it takes two of you to take care of that child. It’s not just one person’s job. Even with finances, if you as the mom are capable of doing it, then do it.

And for the husband, if your wife is ill and she’s tired, say ‘oh babe, take a break, let me take care of the kids.’ You should be like that. I think we are just at odds with the old way of doing things, they way our parents used to, the way we want to do things. But I think we just need to forge a new chapter. We can’t keep doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result.

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