What does an award mean to an actress, is it an honor or a validation? Here's what Dakore Akande thinks. Watch interview
Dakore Akande who is popular for movies like "Games Men Play," "Journey to Self," "Emotional Crack," "Caught in the Middle," "Fifty," "Lunchtime Heroes," among others, was recently a guest at Pulse TV.
During her interview with Pulse, the actress spoke on what an award could mean to an actor.
According to the award winning actress, it’s an amazing feeling. It’s a feeling of validation. It’s a feeling of respect, like ‘yes, I have arrived.
"I think it means different things to different people. I have been fortunate to have won awards, and it’s an amazing feeling. It’s a feeling of validation. It’s a feeling of respect, like ‘yes, I have arrived.’ But we have to be very careful, because sometimes, awards are very political, so you really should have a kind of fluid relationship with it.
"You have to still know who you are. You shouldn’t need the award to validate your work, especially when you are around people that are connoisseurs, and won’t just tell you you did a good job when you didn’t.
"So we have to be very careful because sometimes we struggle to win awards, and then you win the award, and it doesn’t do anything to your career. You have a lot of people who have won Oscars, and their career has sort of nosedived afterwards.
Watch full interview below;