Young Talents In Fashion & Entertainment Light Up The Stage at the Dare2Dream Season4 Grand Finale Held In Lagos [Photos+Video]
Dare2Dream grand finale, featuring young talents in fashion and entertainment, took the stage on Sunday night 10th September at Federal Palace Hotel in VI, Lagos.
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, Ono Bello, Maje Ayida and Bolajo Fawehinmi, representing talent and high-performance in fashion and entertainement, 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 House with DaViva fabrics from Benin scouted in UniLag and AK, the designer of his own afro-urban fashion label, Raycan Elvis from Port-Harcourt.
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,. Also, the youth media influencers Steevane and 9jacampusstyle were involved in the bootcamp’s training on digital content creation and new media marketing.
Celebrities who attended the event includes Stephanie Linus, Adam Nuru, MD of FCMB, Bolanle Austin-Peters, Uti, Seun Kuti, Mai Atafo, Bolinto, Tonye Cole, Betti Irabor, Lanre Da Silva, Alex Khotor of Le Connaisseur,
19 years old Ini Iniama – a media and Art student of 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 put up a marvelous performance.
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.
See more photos and video from the event below.
Major sponsors: FCMB and Imperial Leather
Other sponsors : Le Connaisseur and DaViva
Official partners: Zaron, KLM and Dana Air
Media Partners: www.fab.ng, Bella Naija, Wazobia TV Wazobia MAX, The Guardian Nigeria Newspaper & Digital, Onobello, Glamasquad, Cool FM, Wazobia FM, 9ja campus style,
Executive Producer: Kinabuti
Hero Lager Introduces People’s Hero Initiative “URU DIA”
“True heroes are made of hard work and integrity.” – Hope Solo. That’s what the beer, Hero Lager is made of with its launch in 2012 the beer is now widely consumed in the country, known as the beer for the locals by the locals, with its progress over the years, Hero Lager has gradually climbed the succession ladder and in the process built a worthy brand for itself.
The Hero Lager is known for its numerous supports, funding for so many outstanding purposes like assisting young entrepreneurs, sponsoring the Nigerian Football Premier League and now it has finally dived into the Music Industry. The brand has introduced a platform known as the People’s Hero Initiative or Uru Dia with the sole purpose of fostering an eco-system for creatives in the music industry.
The event took place at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Ikeja with so many guests and celebrities.
The Director of Legal & Corporate Affairs International Breweries Plc, Mrs. Tope Timi said during the opening remark.
” The brand creates opportunities for people to thrive and now we are experiencing a very new dimension in our brand support through the Uru Dia campaign, a platform for creatives to showcase their worth and get rewarded for it. Starting with the Music Industry, we’ve observed the lack of a thriving eco-system, our support will be of help to many talented creatives in the south-east and south-south regions of Nigeria. With this platform provided by Hero Lager, we look forward to a very significant impact which will be made in improving the creative industry and the society in general. Our brand has transformed the lives of many Nigerians promoting community and economic growth through various initiatives and impactful project like sponsoring the Nigerian football Premier League, a league that gives opportunities for young footballers to showcase their talents and pursue their dreams. Through the People’s Hero Initiative, our Hero brand is providing a solid platform which will include funding and mentorship of fast-rising music artists in communities where we operate.”
A panel was hosted to discuss the sole aim of the new campaign/platform, which included the Nigerian actor Mr. Nkem Owoh also a brand Ambassador of Hero Lager, Mr. Dubem Orji the Marketing Manager of Hero Lager, Nigerian rapper and brand ambassador of Hero Lager iLLBLISS and other distinguished guests of honour.
Awards were given to the recipients of Uru Dia Campaign (People’s Hero Initiative) which includes the veteran music artists; Ife, Kolaboy, Ikpa Udo, Zani, Sparkle Tee, Kodopearl, Dandizzy, Ifex G and music producers Major Bangz, Kezyklef and Bami.
See photos from the event below-
Tips For Choosing The Ideal Bridal Train For Your Wedding
While the bride and groom are the two most important people at a wedding, the fun that comes with your wedding is being able to celebrate and anticipate your big day with your closet friends by your side serving as bridesmaids and groomsmen.
Bridesmaids are considered friends of the bride, who make the day colorful.
You might think you can just call a few friends, assign them a bridal title, and call it a day, but there are a few other things you’ll want to consider before you assemble your bridal train.
1. Know The Number Of Ladies You Need On Your Train
Usually, the number of bridesmaids you have is determined by the size and type of your wedding. it is important to keep your bridal party proportionate to your number of guests. For instance, 12 bridesmaids for a wedding with 50 guests is a bit outrageous.
2. Consider Their Personalities (Is she a bridesmaid Material)
Before you choose your maids, think about how the entire wedding party will get along. If one person on your list has temperamental personality and tends to rub it on people the wrong way, that’s the potential drama you will want to avoid if you can. Instead, aim for a group of bridesmaids awho are friendly, cordial, and can transition easily between groups.
3. What Is The Budget For Bridesmaid
Sometimes, being a bridesmaid might be expensive. In most cases they pay for their dresses, makeup and accessories and sometimes the bridal shower. So consider all the ladies you have in mind first and be sure they are willing and able to commit to this expenses.
4. What Will They Be Wearing
Every bridesmaid will definitely want to look good on that day, but not all of them will like the particular dress you might want them to wear. If you want them to wear a sleeveless dress for instance, some of your maids might not be comfortable in that. So before you choose the ladies, know their sense of style and know what all of them will be comfortable wearing so you don’t have problems after selecting the ladies.
5. Don’t Be Tempted To Include All Your Siblings
Even if you have three sisters and your fiance has four, you should try not to include everyone in the wedding party. Your siblings will have other major responsibilities on that day, so try to leave some of them out of the wedding party so that they won’t always have to excuse themselves from the bridal party table.
If You Are Considering An Off Shoulder Dress For Your Wedding, These 9 Styles Will Inspire You
Many women get stuck on what style wedding dress they want during planning.
Picking a dress can be stressful, but having a picture of have you want to look on your big day can be the starting point you need.
Most people do not go for off shoulder because they think it’s too revealing. With these photos, you will consider picking an off shoulder wedding dress ranging from ball to mermaid tail style.
Have a look at the styles below.
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