Video & Photos: Fashion House Kinabuti Launches Dare2Dream Series Empowering Youths

Dare2dream, the talent-contest co-produced by the Fashion House Kinabuti and Pulse.ng to empower Nigerian youth is about to release its first docu-reality series on Television. The 17 reality-episodes of 7mins in average are set to premiere in June on Dstv’s Africa Magic “Showcase”, directly followed by Spice TV, NTA, Cool TV and Wazobia TV. The series will later be aired as webisodes on Nigeria’s most popular entertainment news online platforms, which will allow millions of people to follow the full story from their mobile devices.

The series, edited in fast-paced and timely manner by an MTV director, documents the experience of hundreds of students aspiring to become the face of FCMB Youth products for one year. Each and every episode carries the viewer on an inspiring journey of self-confidence and strength of mind. D2D brings a whole new dimension to bootcamp with master classes delivered by seasoned professionals including Ladi Balogun, Eku Edewor, Toke Makinwa, Yoanna Pepper Chikiezie, Lola Omotayo-Okoye and Kemi Amushan making a real impact on the contestant’s inspiration and vision of success.

Dare2Dream is an interactive talent development platform set to empower youth by building skills and professional exposure in art and fashion. The project kicked off in October 2014 with the selection of aspiring models from the University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT), University of Uyo (UNIUYO) and University of Lagos (UNILAG), brought on a two week intensive bootcamp that culminated with a grand finale show held at the Federal Palace Hotel in VI, Lagos.

The Pulse.ng/Kinabuti D2D initiative was proudly sponsored by FCMB, Golden Vita , Nescafe, Lenovo, Federal Palace Hotel, Dana Air, Richard Coker Foundation and MAC. The Media Partners are Africa Magic, NTA, Cool FM, Wazobia FM, Spice TV, Cool TV, Wazobia TV, The Guardian, 360 Nobs, Style Vitae and Bellanaija.

Group Picture of the Panel


Mr Aniekhan(Pulse), Mr Leo

Mr Baba Epega

Mr Remi Being Interviewed

Mr Remi FromFCMB

Mr Richard (Pulse Ng) Ms Pepper,Mr Remi & Mrs Lola

Mr Richard From Pulse

Mrs Lola Omotayo-Okoye

Mrs Lola, Mr Remi, Ms Tolu

Ms Caterina ( Creative Director-Kinabuti)

Ms Caterina,Mr Remi (FCMB) & Mrs Lola Omotayo Okoye ( D2d-Mentor)

Ms Lola been Interviewed by Cooltv Anchor

Ms Oyeka - D2d Finalist

Ms Oyenka, Ms Lola & Ms To copy

Ms Pepper Okewsa ( Spice T copy

Ms Tolu (D2d Winner) Mr Re copy

Ms Tolu been interviewed b copy


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