In Adesua Wellington and Dakore Akande, you have two of the most incredible exports from the Nigerian movie industry and they had a lot to say about the industry and their experiences so far.
The duo covered a magazine, ‘The Cover’ recently and while taking photos and looking stunning, the pair also chatted about Nollywood and some of the challenges they face in their line of work.
Dakore Akande, speaking about how she entered into acting, admitted that she wasn’t initially planning to do it as a career, “I didn’t realize I could act. I knew I was dramatic, extra sometimes, loved music but I never really thought about myself as an actor (as she prefers to be addressed) I just stumbled into it and I did it with a 100%.”
She also added: “Acting is my life and I’m so blessed for that happening.”
Adesua Wellington who just exploded after her role in the Wedding Party, said that she, on the other hand, always knew she wanted to act, “I didn’t tell my parents I wanted to act until I was 19 or 20 and I remember having the conversation with my mum and she said; if this is what you want to do, then go for it”
The actresses also talked about their unique experiences on set with Dakore Akande regaling everyone with how she and crew members on the set of Isoken where harassed by touts who wanted to be ‘settled’, “Balogun market is one of the craziest place you can think of filming, even though we had army escorts with us but they were working with a time frame. They told us they would leave once it was 6pm. We initially thought it was a joke until it clocked 6pm and they left and this was when all the bad guys were warming up to come out. It was nuts, but we had to find a way to get the shots and get it done”.
Dakore Akande also talked about the challenges of balancing work with motherhood and how she sometimes feel bad for not seeing her kids as much as she’d like.
The conversation also moved to movies with Adesua talking enthusiastically about her latest role in ‘The Set Up’ which is a movie about a con gone wrong.
“I remember reading the script and being so excited about the story. I love stories that are complex and it doesn’t get any more complex than the Set Up, because I like stories that challenge the audience. I think it is really important to stimulate the minds of our audiences and I think we definitely did that with The Set Up.” Adesua said.
They talked about a lot of other things and to get the full gist you can read up here.
You can check out more photos of the two below