She was born on October 14, 1978 in Bayelsa state. She had her basic education at Corona School, Lagos and then proceeded to Federal Girls College, Bauchi for her secondary education. Upon completion, she was admitted in University of Lagos where she studied Mass Communication, but eventually dropped out owing to incessant ASUU strike.
She joined Nollywood in 1999, playing minor roles in movies until her big break came when she featured in ‘Final Game’
Dakore has acted in over 100 movies including When the Going Gets Tough, Silent Tears, Emotional Cries, Hole in the Heart, Lunch Time Heroes, Isoken, Fifty, Caught in the Middle, Yemi’s Dilemma, Chief Daddy, New Money, The Set-Up and so on. She has also acted alongside Ramsey Nouah, Kenneth Okonkwo, Desmond Elliot, Ken Eriks, Jim Iyke and other top Nollywood stars.
2018 – Africa Movie Academy Award, Best Actress in a Leading Role
2018 – Nigeria Entertainment Award, Best Actress
2006 – NEA Awards, Best Actress
2004 – Reel Awards, Best Supporting Actress
2004 – Reel Awards, Best New Actress
She is currently married to Olumide Akande, son of Ibadan-born billionaire, Chief Harry Akande. The couples are blessed with two children.
Dakore is an ambassador for Amnesty International, Oxfam of America and Amstel Malta
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