Day 10, the Dare2dream Team and FCMB Dare2BePurple team with the finalists from UNIPORT flew to Lagos via Dana Air. At the Airport the team bumped into Nollywood actress, Ini Edo, who shared her Dare2Dream hope for Nigeria. Once they arrived MM2 airport in Lagos, they were joined by UNIABUJA finalists and they met UNILAG participants at the Africa Future | Bridging the development Gap event, an inspiring gathering sharing ideas for change and development.
The 18 finalists got into the mood of Dare2Dream project and the motivations behind it.
Finally the full team together with the finalists reached the Federal palace Hotel and Casino in Lagos V.I, where Francesca explained program, rules and regulations of the bootcamp.Everybody is ready.
Day 11: The bootcamp started with the FCMB Challenge at the FCMB HQ in Marina with master class by human right activist and democracy advocate Mrs Hafsat Abiola Costello.The girls felt a lot of emotions and inspiration running through their veins and some even broke into tears. “My father used to say my religion is love, and love doesn’t know any boundary.” and “you girls are focusing on your modelling career, and your academic career, I want you to focus on your political career too and get involved in your communities”.
Dr Ola Orekunrin, the flying doctors also shared with the girls her story and views what to be an entrepreneur means : “entrepreneurship is the ability to believe, despite the resource you control“ and she added “Success is a lousy teacher, you learn everything from failure”.
Back to the Federal Palace the girls attended a masterclass on healthy eating and lifestyle by Maje Ayida followed by a fitness class.
The day ended at the Federal Palace Hotel and casino with the modelling class by Bola from Few Model Management to get the girls ready for the photoshoot session.
Day 12 was an other busy day in the Dare2Dream Bootcamp which started with a beautiful an insightful master class at the Federal palace by visual artist Victor Ekpuk who shared story and what art means to him. The dare2Dream team then moved to Lekki to Nike Art Gallery to start photoshoot. Chief Nike Davies Okundaye welcomed the team to her amazing art gallery and shared her story on how she has become an world renown artist. After make up was done by Maybelline NYC, Dare2Dream film director and photographer:
Marcello Pastonesi started the photoshoot who saw 6 girls posing in front of the camera for the Kinabuti Vlisco Cosa Nostra Collection whilch will be officially launched at the Federal Palace on the 6th December for the Grand finale of Dare2Dream. The day ended with an amazing masterclass by new media entrepreneur Ono Bello who thought the girls about the importance of social media and how to use social media as a branding tool. Ono Bello will be overseen the social media challenge and score the girls based on their performance on social media.
DAY13 saw the Dare2Dream participants facing the first elimination. Some shed some tears when jurors decided the 12 participants remaining in the competition. The six eliminated will be going home via Dana Air and leave the Federal Palace Hotel & Casino.
The day continued with the full Team heading to the Fela Shrine for session2 of the Kinabuti Vlisco Cosa Nostra Collection.
We all felt inspired and one of the participants even wrote a poem:
“today at Fela Shrine || Inspired
He left his foot prints on the sand of time
Knowing there was something that he left behind
When he left his world, he left no regrets
leaving something to remember, so they won’t forget
He gave his all, did his best
brought someone some happiness
Left his world a little better just because he was here
He lived, he loved
he was here”
by Ijeoma Okafor | Dare2Dream contestant
Dare2Dream Season2 is powered by FCMB and sponsored by NESCAFE, Domino Pizza, DANA Air and Indomie
Dare2dream media partners:
– TV: EbonylifeTV, Cool TV, Wazobia TV, Africa Magic, AIT and the guardian TV
– WEB: Pulse.ng, Ono bello, Bella Naija, Ladybrille and Gidi Grove Media
– PRINT: The Guardian Newspaper
– RADIO: Cool FM and Wazobia FM
Dare2Dream (D2D) is produced by Kinabuti Fashion Initiative in collaboration with Pulse.ng