Nollywood actress, Dakore Akande is giving us major body goals on the spring/summer 2016 edition of Blanck magazine themed ‘The Body Issue’.
In an in-depth interview, Dakore Akande, a mother of 2 talks to Blanck magazine about being very self-conscious and working really hard to change the things she didn’t like about her body, using realistic and level headed approaches.
Attributing motivation and determination as elements that fuelled her ability to shed all her pregnancy weight and getting back into her filming business. When we sat to talk about losing all the post-partum weight and fitting into the media’s idea of what a TV star should look like; she takes it to church “it’s about what rocks your boat” she says “but don’t let anyone dictate for you who you should be; skinny doesn’t mean beautiful.” Read more here.
There is also a special interview feature with media personality and all round fabulous Wana Udobang, who talked about the importance of living our healthiest and most authentic lives on our terms, irrespective of our body shape, form or size.
Blanck Magazine speaking on the issue said, “This issue of the magazine is our most rewarding yet, as we seek to to celebrate the progressive nature of womanhood.“
Cover Story by Rae Ogbu & Franka Chiedu
Photographed by Natalie Welbeck
Make Up by Bunmi Ogedengbe (NeonVelvet)
Styled by Ihunna Eberendu
Creative Direction by Franka Chiedu
Photography Assistant – Charlene Hesson