Dare2dream launched on Friday 13th November, its second season at Chocolat Royal /Metisse Restaurant with a press conference. Present at the press conference were Uchenna Mojekwu (Head of communications FCMB), Obi Mbanuzuo (COO Dana Air), Rich Taksey (Head Pulse), Uchenna Mojekwu Ekong Hogard (Editor The Guardian Newspaper), Shahin Nouri (Cool FM, Wazobia FM, Cool TV, Wazobia TV), Ufuoma Ogeleka (Domino Pizza) and Ucharia Onwuelingo (Nescafe) and the D2D trainers: Maje Ayida (health and lifestyle trainer), Ono Bello (PR Trainer), Shaydee (singing Trainer), Bola Fawehinmi (model Trainer); who met with the media and discussed their participation in Dare2Dream Season2.
Uchenna Mojekwu (FCMB) said “We are truly excited about Dare2Dream Season2 and the amazing personalities coming to share their story and giving masterclasses. We believe true success is seeing the greatness of what people make from the seeds you have sown in them. As such we decided to give these youths a platform on which to grow and impact others”.
Dare2Dream has also welcomed on board as media partner EbonyLifeTV and AIT, with Mo Abudu giving a special Masterclass to the participants and Raymond Dokpesi Junior joining the Dare2Dream Team during the selections in UniAbuja.
After a questions and answers session, sponsors with trainers and media partners cut the cake for the Launch of the second season for Dare2Dream and the Hip party began on the Chocolat Roayl Terrace with Dj Xclusive of Cool FM playing while Mouton Cadet was served to guests and celebrities including: Banky W, Capitain Tunde Demuren, Kayla, Andrea Pompermaier (Italian Consul), Destiny, Dotun.
The project powered by FCMB sets to search out aspiring models with talents in fashion styling, singing, dancing and presenting with great potentials, and seeks to empower and groom these lives through the tough training at the Dare2Dream academy. This year’s university selections will be holding from Nov 16th till November 25th, 2015 in UNILAG ‐ University of Lagos (Nov. 16‐17‐18) | Afebabalola Hall || UNIABJ ‐ University of Abuja (Nov. 19‐20‐21) | International Student Center || UNIPORT ‐ University of Lagos (Nov. 23‐24‐25) | Faculty of Art ETF Hall • Kinabuti Studio • N. 2 • Adeyemi Lawson • Ikoyi • Lagos • www.kinabuti.com with various personalities from media, entertainment will be joining the Team for the
On November 26th, each city’s selected participants will be flown by DANA AIR to Lagos to start the intense boot camp which will take place in between Federal Palace Hotel and FCMB HQ having sourced leading specialists and celebrities from various fields to offer professional trainings and masterclasses, giving contestants the keys of further success.
On December 6th at the Federal Palace Hotel in Lagos with Maybelline NY and Moudon Cadet as technical partners, the gran finale will give the 4 finalists a chance to perform in front of distinguished jury members, the media. The Winner will receive a cash price and a contract to become the face of FCMB youth account and will be signed to FEW Model Agency.
The series of reality‐episodes will be shown in Ebony Life TV, Africa magic Urban, Africa magic Showcase, Silverbird, Cool TV and Wazobia TV from February 2016 and will document the 1‐month journey and experience of the participants, their dreams, their fears and the way they overcome them.
The series will be aired on both TV and Web in pulse.ng, Ono bello and www.ladybrille.com to inspire the new generation and show the world a different image of Nigeria.
Ladybrille is a media partner of Dare2Dream
Uchenna Mojekwu (Head of communications FCMB), Ekong Hogard (Editor The Guardian Newspaper), Shahin Nouri (Cool FM, Wazobia FM, Cool TV, Wazobia TV), Ufuoma Ogeleka (Domino Pizza)
Shaydee, Banky W and Capt Demuren
Shaydee – D2d Singing Trainer
Season1 Dare2Dream Finalists
Question and answer session with fashion editor Kemi Amushan and Ilona Pinka
Olivier, Caterina, Alex Kothoor (Mouton Cadet) and Isabella
Obi Mbanuzuo (COO Dana Air), Rich Taksey (Head Pulse), Uchenna Mojekwu (Head of communications FCMB), Ekong Hogard (Editor The Guardian Newspaper), Shahin Nouri (Cool FM, Wazobia FM, Cool TV, Wazobia TV)
Ono, Uche, Caterina, & Tatiana Nouri
Francesca Of Kinabuti & Dare2Dream
Fran & Ilona
Azuka, Uche & Ono
Richie of Pulse.ng, Uche Mojekwu & Maje Ayida- D2dream Fitness Trainer
Richie – Head of Pulse & Fran flanked by a Guest
Rich Taksey (Head Pulse), Shaydee(D2d Singing Trainer) Ono Bello (D2d Pr Trainer) Uchenna Mojekwu (Head of communications FCMB) Bola of Few Model Mgt (Model Trainer) Maje Ayida(Fitness Trainer)
Marissa and Sebastian
Maje Ayida, Bola, Shaydee, Ono Bello (The trainers)
Laura and Marissa
Kemi Amushan, Maje Ayida & Caterina Bortolussi
Kayla Oniwo, Banky W, Capitain Tunde Demuren, Dj Xclusive
Isabella in Kinabuti and Tora (Cool FM)
Isabella and Caterina both in Kinabuti
(DGMD Cool Fm, Wazobia FM, Cool TV, Wazobia TV
Fola (Cool FM)
Dj Xclusive & Banky W
Destiny (Cool FM
Chika Okeke in Kinabuti (Wazobia TV)
Caterina, Kelechi and Ann
Ann in Kinabuti
A cross section photo with the whole team with the cake