Events, Models

Photos: FCMB Presents Dare2Dream Season 2: the Grande Finale

Dare2Dream Season 2 Model Talent Search produced by Kinabuti/Pulseng and powered by FCMB held its grand finale on Sunday December 6th, 2015, at the prestigious Federal Palace Hotel in Lagos.

The highly anticipated event was a culmination of many weeks of intensive search that took the team across three (3) major universities in the country scouting for that aspiring model, with great potentials who would eventually represent the Dare2Dream brand; and serve as brand ambassador of the FCMB youth Flexx account for a year. The winner would also cart home cash prize of N500, 000, a modelling contract to be signed on to the esteemed Few Model Agency, spa treatment at OASIS Spa and cosmetics from Maybelline.

The show hosted by TV personality, Zainab Balogun and Cool FM DJ, Exclusive, kicked off at 7:00pm, with a star studded line up on the red carpet with top dignitaries and celebrities such as Omotola Jalade-EkeindeMo’ AbuduDakore Akande, Nkiru Anumundu, Ono Bello, Maje Ayida, Ndidi Obioha, Georgina Onuoha, Eunice Efole, Mr Tonye Cole, Kholeka Maringa, Yeni Kuti, Ms Tatianan MoussaliKelechi Amadi-ObiPrince Tokunbo SujiwadeLadi Balogun, Baba Epega, Uti Nwachukwu, Seun Kuti and a host of others; and climaxed with a series of amazing performances by the Dare2Dream Finalists: Onyinye Ogugua , Mary Okubor, Linus Precious and Ifeoma Okafor, which kept the audience in awe all through from presenting to the thrilling performance of “One love” by Bob Marley and Onyeka a cappella, the dance challenge alongside the professional troupe of SPAN (Society for Performing Arts of Nigeria) and modelling during the the fashion show showcasing the of the Newest Kinabuti collection “Costa Nostra collection”  with  Few model management models and make up by Maybelline. The 4 Dare2Dream finalists were scored by our judges: Mo Abudu, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, Ladi Balogun (Ceo FCMB), Dharnesh Gordon (Nescafe’).

GMD, FCMB, Ladi Balogun gave a speech on authenticity and integrity. He also highlighted the reasons FCMB sponsored the event to give youths continuous chance to achieve their dreams

Precious Linus, a student of the University of Port Harcourt emerged as winner with her impressive vocals, dance, modelling and presentation skills and was proclaimed the new face of FCMB Flexx account.

Like the first season, the journey of the contestants have been recorded on camera and will be turned in 17 reality-episodes for broadcasting on TV early next year on EbonylifeTV, Cool TV, Wazobia TV, Africa Magic, AIT and the Guardian TV.

> Dare2Dream Season2 is powered by FCMB and sponsored by NESCAFE, Federal Palace Hotel, Domino Pizza and DANA Air

> Dare2Dream University tour was supported by Indomie. and the Grand Finale event was produced in collaboration with Veuve Clicquot and Mouton Cadet

> Dare2dream media partners:

– TV: EbonylifeTV, Cool TV, Wazobia TV, Africa Magic, AIT and the guardian TV

– WEB:, Ono bello, Bella Naija, Ladybrille and Gidi Grove Media

– PRINT: The Guardian Newspaper

– RADIO: Cool FM and Wazobia FM

Dare2Dream (D2D) is produced by Kinabuti Fashion Initiative in collaboration with

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