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Dakore Akande: Bob Marley Inspired Me To Get Dreadlocks

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Dakore Akande: Bob Marley Inspired Me To Get Dreadlocks

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Dakore Akande nee Egbuson has revealed the struggles she went through during the course of her dreadlocks journey.
Akande, who wore long dreadlocks for 13 years until 2011, opened up during the third edition of the African Hair Summit held in Abuja on Saturday.

The actress who is an envoy of the summit, came into limelight with the 2002 film ‘She Devil’ and currently plays one of the lead characters in hit TV series ‘Fifty’.

She revealed that at the time she had the hairstyle, only few other people had the courage to do same, adding that people thought she had mental issues or was possessed with a marine spirit, which were stereotypical for people with dreadlocks.

She added that she still went on to carry the hairstyle because she was influenced by the length and beauty of late reggae legend Bob Marley’s hair.

Akande said:

“People were wondering all sorts of things and wondered if my hair wasn’t dirty. I made sure that I kept it neat and with a nice smell and soon people started warming up to the hair.

“Soon, other people started to try it and now natural hair lifestyle is a movement, ” she said.

Akande, encouraged participants, especially women, to accept themselves and the uniqueness in being African with the hair textures and skin tones as everyone has the power to influence.

“Soon, other people started to try it and now natural hair lifestyle is a movement, ” she said.

Akande, encouraged participants, especially women, to accept themselves and the uniqueness in being African with the hair textures and skin tones as everyone has the power to influence.

You are an influencer, you influence people. When you do your natural hair, it can inspire the next person. I didn’t know I could inspire anybody to do anything.

“I just liked locks and decided to do it. I became the woman who had locks and it made it identified. It differentiated me from everybody else.

“When you follow your inner spirit, it’s God pushing you down your path,” she said.

5 Comments

5 Comments

  1. Joyful Amaka

    June 11, 2018 at 4:30 AM

    You were a confused man until you got married. How can u go that low to go rasta because of Marley
    Ur excuse is not genuine

    • jane meleko

      June 11, 2018 at 11:34 PM

      tell me LOL

  2. Zuki

    June 11, 2018 at 4:36 AM

    u look a lot normal now. no more head lies infection and suffering in silence

  3. Dasko

    June 11, 2018 at 11:57 AM

    I think your dreadlocks was your signature hair style and I think you had looked amazing and still do.continue to be you beautiful lady.god bless you and your family.one love.

  4. Ama

    June 11, 2018 at 3:15 PM

    I guess people can just criticize and get off, what makes her confused? She was inspired by Bob Marley, but that does not make her upnormal. Being who you were created to be, is the best thing that ever happens to any person on earth. I wear dreadlocks and I have worn it for almost 7 years. It makes me feel normal and since the hair that I have locked is my natural hair, I feel a lot refresher always. It is unfortunate some people wear the locks and don’t keep it clean, but it is not everyone who keeps their hair that way.
    What is normal and what is not normal?
    Most people bleach, most people wear weave and that is the choice they have made.

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