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Dare2Dream Grand Finale Was Really LEGIT! Get All the Scoop + More Photos  

Winners Celebration

Winners Celebration

Dare2Dream grand finale, featuring young talents in fashion and entertainment, took stage on Sunday night-10th of September 2017,​ at Federal Palace Hotel in VI, Lagos.

Sponsored by FCMB and Imperial Leather, this season of Dare2Dream expanded beyond the multi-talented female models by adding a new category of performing artists, giving the opportunity to both male and female talents to rise.

The judges panel was legit! Dakore Egbuson-Akande, Denrele Edun, Ikechukwu, our Founder ​Ono Bello, Maje Ayida and Bolajo Fawehinmi, representing talent and high-performance in fashion and entertainment, were asked to elect one winner per category.

The 3 finalists in the Multi-talented models category were Naya from University of Calabar, Agatha from University of Lagos and Ini from University of Calabar. The 7 finalists from the Performing artists category were Mayowa from Port-Harcourt competing as presenter and last night’s co-host,Amal, a Ugandan-born Lagos-based singer and sound producer, John-David, the leader of the dance crew X3mflux from Calabar, Promise, the beatboxer from Calabar, Samuel aka SamStrek, the contemporary dancer from Calabar, Tega the designer of his own TS Finery Fashion Housewith DaViva fabrics from Benin scouted in UniLag and AK, the designer of his own afro-urban fashion label, Raycan Elvis from Port-Harcourt.

So much talent under one roof!

What made this season’s really special is the heavy involvement of the youth not just in the competition but also backstage working on producing the show and platform. For example, the grand final event was co-hosted by Cool TV’s Ayo Thompson and a youth influencer from UniLag, TeeJay, the VeeJay, who did his thing like if it was not his first time on such a big stage. Also, the youth media influencers Steevane and 9jacampusstyle were involved in the bootcamp’s training on digital content creation and new media marketing.

The grand audience was also legit! So many distinguished celebrities came to support. Stephanie Linus, Adam Nuru, MD of FCMB, Bolanle Austin-Peters, Uti, Seun Kuti, Mai Atafo, Bolinto, Tonye Cole, Betti Irabor, Lanre Da Silva​-Ajayi​Alex Khotor of Le Connaisseur , just to name a few, enjoyed the show with a glass of Penfolds wine.

Alright, Alright, Alright, enough suspense! After a series spectacular performances from 10 really gifted young ones, the winner of this season finally emerged. For the Multi-talented model category, Ini Iniama, 19 years old, student of Theatre and Media Studies at University of Calabar wowed the audience with her allure on the runway and a poignant gymnastic dance performance. In the performing artist category, the beatboxer Promise captivated the grand audience like if he had an orchestra in his mouth.

The tagline of Dare2Dream is “we are all winners” which means that what matters the most is determination and positive vibes always. In this spirit,Josephine Eno,  finalist from Season 1 scouted in Uni-Lag, was surprised with a special winner prize for her consistent dedication and hard work as the most active on social media, best presence onstage and attitude backstage. The 3 winners Ini, Promise and Josephine, are invited to fly to Milan, courtesy of KLM. The multi-talented model winner becomes the new face of FCMB and Imperial Leather and win a cash prize of 500 000 Naira. The performing artist winner and the 2 other multi-talented models finalists win a cash prize of 100.000 Naira each.

Enough said, Dare2Dream was really LEGIT.

​ Check out our previous coverage here! 

​See more photos below:

Audience Andrea Pompermaier (Italian consul)

 Andrea Pompermaier (Italian consul)

Audience Bolaji and Prince Sujiwade

Bolaji and Prince Sujiwade

Audience Carol Arhere (Da Viva), Nike Ogunlesi and Steve Dutton (Da Viva)

 Carol Arhere (Da Viva), Nike Ogunlesi and Steve Dutton (Da Viva)

Audience Hanna Einarsson and Alex Kothoor (Le Connaisseur)

Hanna Einarsson and Alex Kothoor (Le Connaisseur)

Audience Keppy with wife and Ilona_

Keppy with wife and Ilona_

Audience Seun Kuti

Seun Kuti

Audience Stephanie Linus and Husband with Tatiana Moussalli Nouri and Shahin Nouri (Wazobia TV)

Stephanie Linus and Husband with Tatiana Moussalli Nouri and Shahin Nouri (Wazobia TV)

Audience Tonye Cole and Mai Atafo

Tonye Cole and Mai Atafo

Audience Tonye Cole, Tatiana Moussali (WAZOBIA TV), Shahin Nouri, Kelechi Amadi Obi, Celine Loader, Bola Austen-Peters

Tonye Cole, Tatiana Moussali (WAZOBIA TV), Shahin Nouri, Kelechi Amadi Obi, Celine Loader, Bola Austen-Peters

Audience Uti

Uti

Audience Valentine Charlese (Dare2Dream)

Valentine Charlese (Dare2Dream)

Audience

Audience

Hosts Teejay and Ayo Thompson

Hosts Teejay and Ayo Thompson

Hosts Teejay, Ayo Thompson and Mayowa

Hosts Teejay, Ayo Thompson and Mayowa

Imperial Leather

Imperial Leather

Judge Bolajo Fahewenmi

Judge Bolajo Fahewenmi

Judge Dakore Akande

Judge Dakore Akande

Judge Derenle

Judge Denrele

Judge Ikechukwu

Judge Ikechukwu

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Judge Maye Ayida

Judge Ono Bello

 Ono Bello

Judges (Bola Fawehinmi, Denrele, Dakore akande, Ikechukwu, Ono Bello, Maye Ayida)

Judges (Bola Fawehinmi, Denrele, Dakore akande, Ikechukwu, Ono Bello, Maye Ayida)

Judges (Bolajo Fawehinmi, Denrele, Dakore Akande)

Judges (Bolajo Fawehinmi, Denrele, Dakore Akande)

Judges (Dakore Akande, Ikechukwu, Ono Bello)

Judges (Dakore Akande, Ikechukwu, Ono Bello)

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Kinabuti FashionShow

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Perfomance Ini (Unical)

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Perforamnce by Raycan Elvis

Performance by Amal Performance

Performance by Amal

Performance by Amal

Performance by Amal

Performance by Eko Samba

Performance by Eko Samba

Performance by Promiz, the beatboxer

Performance by Promiz, the beatboxer

Performance by Raycan Elvis

Performance by Raycan Elvis

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Performance by Raycan Elvis

Performance by Samstrek 2

Performance by Samstrek 2

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Performance by Samstrek_

Performance by Tega of TS Finey Fashion Houxe

Showcase by Tega of TS Finey Fashion Houxe

Performance by Ts Finery Fashion Houxe

Performance by Ts Finery Fashion Houxe

Performance by X3MFlux Dance Crew

Performance by X3MFlux Dance Crew

Performance in Dancing by Multi-talented models

Dance Performance by Multi-talented models

Performance Ini (Unical)

 Ini’s Performance

Performance John David, leader of X3mflux Dance Crew

 John David, leader of X3mflux Dance Crew

Performance opening by Legendary Suni

Opening by Legendary Suni

Winner announcement for the performing artist category by Ikechukwu

Winner announcement for the performing artist category by Ikechukwu

Winner Announcement

Winner Announcement

Winner Josephine Enobong special recognition for her commitment and social Media Skills

Winner Josephine Enobong special recognition for her commitment and social Media Skills

Winners Announcement by KLM MD Michael Coleau (KLM is bringing the 3 winners to Milan)

Winners Announcement by KLM MD Michael Coleau (KLM is taking the 3 winners to Milan)

Winners Celebration

Winners Celebration

Winners Dance

Winners Dance

Winners Dare2Dream with Adam Nuru (FCMB MD), Francesca Rosset (Dare2Dream Producer), Michale Colleau ((KLM MD), Oluwatobi Oyenekan (Brand Manager Personal Care for Imperial Leather) and MD of KLM and_

Winners of Dare2Dream with Adam Nuru (FCMB MD), Francesca Rosset (Dare2Dream Producer), Michale Colleau ((KLM MD), Oluwatobi Oyenekan (Brand Manager Personal Care for Imperial Leather) and MD of KLM 
Winners in the multi-talented model category and performing artist

Winners in the multi-talented model category and performing artist

Winners who are going to Milan​Winners who will be jetting off to Milan

Watch highlights from the night below!

Major sponsors: FCMB and Imperial Leather

Other sponsors : Le Connaisseur and DaViva

Official partners: Zaron, KLM and Dana Air

Media Partners:

​OnoBello.com, ​

Bella Naija, Wazobia TV Wazobia MAX, The Guardian Nigeria Newspaper & Digital, Glamasquad, Cool FM, Wazobia FM, 9ja campus style, www.fab.ng

Executive Producer: Kinabuti

Co-Producer: Pulse.ng


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