The Kinabuti initiative ‘Dare2Dream’ (D2D) model search, came to an exciting end last night, September 10, as the winners were crowned at the grand finale which held at the Federal Palace Hotel & Casino.
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; Dakore Egbuson Akande, Denrele Edun, Ikechukwu, Ono Bello, Maje Ayida and Bolajo Fawehinmi, representing talent and high-performance in fashion and entertainment, were asked to select one winner per category.
So many celebrities came to support such as Stephanie Linus, Adam Nuru, Bolanle Austin-Peters, Uti, Seun Kuti, Mai Atafo, Bolanle Olukanni, Tonye Cole, Betti Irabor, Lanre Da Silva, Alex Khotor of Le Connaisseur, just to name a few.
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, a student of Theatre and Media Studies at the 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, the 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 on stage 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 wins 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.
Watch a recap below: