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;