Kinabuti Dare 2 Dream Project: The Journey So Far

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Its been an exciting couple of days for the Dare 2 Dream initiative as the team alongside the Pulse TV crew has been travelling through Nigeria in search of the lucky girls whose dreams are about to take them to big places.

The event  got off to a roaring start with a press conference which held at the Federal Palace Hotel. In attendance were the project sponsors including Uche Mojekwu, Head Corporate Communications FCMB, Chineye Akukwe from Golden Penny and Gautam Hathiramani, Deputy Managing Director, Dana Air.

Following a successful press conference, the team headed out to the University of Port-Harcourt via Dana Air where the first selection was slated to take place. UNIPORT proved to be a hot bed of talent as the judges – Thecla Winklie of NTA, Didi Oliveira who is a London-based stylist and Caterina Bortolussi, Creative Director, Kinabuti were blown away by the amount of talent they encountered. NTA’s Thecla Winklie was even so impressed that she offered 2 performers the opportunity to come on her show in Lagos! At the end of the day, 15 girls were selected to proceed to the next stage.

Day 3 saw 24 contestants emerge from hundreds in the city of Port Harcourt. Perhaps the most unforgetable moment of the day was when Port-Harcourt’s first son, Duncan Mighty hit the stage. The ‘Wene Mighty’ singer had the crowd singing along to his hit single ‘Port Harcourt Boy’. Lunch was also provided by Golden Vita.

The quest is still on as the team moves to Uyo and finally Lagos where the finale is set to take place on the 17th of November. The Richard Coker foundation in collaboration with the Pulse TV crew will also assist in the Creative Incubator programme which will offer cinematography, acting and presentation training to young people.

The Dare 2 Dream initiative is a unique program which, through corporate sponsors like FCMB, Dana Air and Golden Vita, seeks to validate the power of dreams as young girls are offered a chance to become the next big model.

See pictures from the project below;


D2D Day2- Canidates beign interviewed

D2D Day2- Registeration of candidates at Uniport

D2D Day2- Social Media Team Member Ms Josephine Braimah (Dare2Dream) at the Lagos Airport

D2D Day2-5 copy

D2D Day2-First round finalists

D2D Day2-Jurors interviewing Candidates

D2d Day2-Lunch Time with Golden Penny

D2D Day2-Ms Chineye Akuwke (Golden Penny Corp Communications) addressing the students

D2d Day2-Ms Uchenna Mojekwu (Head Corp Comm FCMB) addressing the students

D2D Day2-Ms Uchenna Mojekwu (Head Of Corporate Communications FCMB) arriving Uniport

D2D Day2-The Jurors Mr Oliveira (UK Based Stylist, Ms Thecla Winklie (NTA Reporter), Ms Caterina bortolussi (Creative Director Kinabuti), Ms Francesca Rosset (COO Kinabuti)

D2D Day3- Training with Ms Sandra, Model from  the In Our Ghetto Project

D2D Day3-Entertainment for Students by FCMB

D2D Day3-Finalist backstage getting ready for the runway

D2D Day3-Model in Training

D2D Day3-Ms Ebinyu, Model from The In our Ghetto project training the girls

D2D Day3-Student Artist who performed in front of the jurors and will be going to Lagos for the Saturday Night Show by NTA with Thecla Winklie

D2D Day3-Training Moments

D2D Day3-Training with Ebinyu, model from In our ghetto project

D2D Day3-Trainings with Ms Sandra, model from In our ghetto project

D2D Day3-Trainings with Ms Sandra

D2D Day4- Happy Finalists

D2D Day4-Duncan Mighty Performing for Students

D2D Day4-Duncan Wene Mighty

D2D Day4-FCMB Team enrolling Students

D2D Day4-Finalist backstage

D2D Day4-Finalists backstage getting ready

D2D Day4-Finalists having lunch with Golden Penny

D2D Day4-Thrilled fans from Duncan Mighty performance


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