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UNIPORT Student Precious Linus wins Season 2 of FCMB’s Dare2Dream | Mo Abudu, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde & More at the Finale

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Dare2Dream Grand Finale - BellaNaija - December2015066After weeks of training, travelling, seminars, exercises and eliminations, the Kinabuti and Pulse NG initiative powered by FCMBDare2Dream, held its grand finale on Sunday 6th December 2015 at the Federal palace Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos.

The highly anticipated event, which was a culmination of many weeks of intensive research that took the Dare2Dream & FCMB teams across 3 major universities in the country – University of Lagos, University of Abuja and University of Port-Harcourt, scouting for the next faces in modelling that would represent the Dare2Dream brand and serve as a youth ambassador for the FCMB Youth Flexx account for a year.

The winner would also take home a cash prize of N500,000, a modelling contract with Few Model Agency, spa treatments at Oasis Spa and cosmetics from Maybelline New York Nigeria.

The show was hosted by TV personality, Zainab Balogun and Cool FM DJ, Xclusive. It kicked off at 7PM with a star studded line-up on the red carpet with dignitaries and celebrities such as Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, Mo Abudu, Dakore Akande, Nkiru Anumudu, Maje Ayida, Ono Bello, Ndidi Obioha, Georgina Onuoha, Eunice Efole, Tonye Cole, Kholeka Maringa, Yeni Kuti, Kelechi Amad-Obi, Tatiana Moussali, Prince Tokunbo Sijuwade, Ladi Balogun, Baba Epega, Uti Nwachukwu and lots more.

21 year old student of the University of Port Harcourt Precious Linus emerged as as the winner of the competition. She received N500,000 and is the new face of FCMB’s Youth Segment including the bank’s Youth Flexx account.

Red Carpet

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Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde

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Mo Abudu

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Nkiru Anumudu

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Zainab Balogun

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Azuka Ogujiuba

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Ezinne Asinugho

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Onah Nwachukwu

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Eunice Efole

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Dakore Akande

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Ilona Pink

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Yeni Kuti

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Tora

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Ono Bello & Bola Fawehinmi

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Uti Nwachukwu & Francesca Rosset

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Agatha & Georgina

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Misi

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Ono, Dakore & Anu

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Valentine (Dare2Dream), Megha (CEO at Lagos Court of Arbitration) & Nico

Also showing off their skills were the Dare2Dream finalists – Onyinye Ogugua, Mary Okubor, Linus Precious and Ifeoma Okafor, which thrilled the audience. The finalists also performed to classics like Bob Marley’s ‘One Love’ and Onyeka a cappela. The dance challenge alongside the professional troupe from SPAN (Society for Performing Arts of Nigeria) and modelling challenge during the fashion show, showcasing the latest Kinabuti collection with Few models and makeup by Maybelline NYNG, was a treat!

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Zainab Balogun & DJ Xclusive

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Francesca Rosset & Caterina Bortolussi of Kinabuti

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The judges – Mo Abudu, Omotola Jalade-Ekinde, Ladi Balogun (CEO, FCMB), Dharnesh Gordon (Nescafe) were in charge of scoring the contestants ans saw Precious Linus – a student of the University of Port Harcourt, emerge the winner. Her impressive vocals, dance moves and modelling capabilities earned her the spot as the new face of FCMB’s Flexx account.

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The finalists performing One Love by Bob Marley

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And the winner is…

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Dharnesh Gordon (MD, Nestle Nigeria) announcing the winner

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Ladi Balogun with the finalists

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Maje Ayida with the finalists

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The finalists with Mo Abudu, Ladi balogun, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde & Dharnesh Gordon

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The finalists with Evita, Tatiana & Ono Bello

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Ladi Balogun inspired the contestants and audience with a speech on authenticity and integrity. He also highlighted the reasons why FCMB gave its support to the initiative – “to give youths continuous chances to achieve their dreams.

Fun Shots

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Francesca with Mansoour Jarmakani

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Alex Khotoor (Mouton Cadet) & Olivier

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Sujibomi Sijuwade

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Baba Epega

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Mako Alabi & Olivier

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Alex Kothoor, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, Ladi Balogun & Mo Abudu

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Uzo Obi, Ronke Atkinson & Emeka

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Kaylah Oniwo & Mpho Laing

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Omotola, Kelechi Amadi-Obi & Ono

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Ronke Atkinson (FCMB), Caterina, Prince Tokumbo Sijuwade

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If you missed the show, you can catch all the fun and excitement in 17 reality episodes next year on EbonyLife TV, Cool TV, Wazobia TV, Africa Magic, AIT and Guardian TV.

Dare2Dream season 2 is powered by FCMB and sponsored by Nescafe, Federal Palace Hotel, Dominos Pizza and Dana Air. The Dare2Dream tour was supported by Indomie, and the grand finale produced in collaboration with Veuve Clicquot and Mounton Cadet.

The Dare2Dream media partners include ;
– TV Partners: EbonylifeTV, Cool TV, Wazobia TV, Africa Magic, AIT and the Guardian TV
– Web Partners: Pulse.ng, Ono Bello, BellaNaija, Ladybrille and Gidi Grove Media
– Print Partners: The Guardian Newspaper
– Radio Partners: Cool FM & Wazobia FM

To find out more on the Dare2Dream initiative by Kinabuti & Pulse NG, visit their website: www.pulse.ng/d2d | Follow them on Twitter: @Dare2Dreamng | Follow them on Instagram: @Dare2Dreamng | Find them on Facebook: facebook.com/dare2dream | Follow them on Snapchat: Dare2Dream | D2DKinabuti

Dare2Dream (D2D) is produced by Kinabuti Fashion Initiative in collaboration with Pulse.ng.
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BellaNaija is a Media Partner with the Dare2Dream Initiative

5 Comments

  1. Bode

    December 10, 2015 at 2:48 pm

    Classy event . They all looked beautiful.i see you Omotola, mo abudu, I see sujimoto fresh people. Really nice

  2. prince

    December 10, 2015 at 4:24 pm

    Everyone looks nice except for Yeni Kuti, I no know wetin she wear. Omo toh sexy, well done. Dakore and Zainab, slaying since the 10th century. DJxclusive looking dapper as always. nice stuff

  3. Yemisi

    December 10, 2015 at 4:47 pm

    But how can someone be practically totally covered up and still look so glam ? Omosexy I totally give up! You’re not human.

  4. Chinedu

    December 10, 2015 at 6:13 pm

    WASH WASH – ALL NA WASH

  5. tracey

    December 12, 2015 at 7:28 pm

    OMOTOLA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! you are Beautifull!!!!!!! i have no words to describe!!!!!!!!

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