The brainchild of Italian fashion   brand, Kinabuti, Dare2Dream, announced recently the broadcast of the 16 episodes of the second season. The project, powered by FCMB, was set out to train and bring out the best of University talents in fashion and business. The D2D executive producers held the press conference announcing the broadcast on TV and          online with a Nescafe press breakfast at Kinabuti Studio. Present at the press conference were: Media Partners and Representatives, Tatiana Moussalli Nouri, DGMD of Cool/Wazobia TV, Pris Nzimiro-Nwanah, SeniorProducer and Director EbonyLifeTV, Rich Tanksley, Head of Pulse.ng, Kamdora, Fashion Blog.

Dare2Dream Sponsors: Obi Mbanuzuo, COO of Dana Air; Diran Olojo, Head Corporate Comms, FCMB; and Shamsideen Fashola, Head of FCMB Flexx Account.

Dare2Dream Trainers: Maje Ayida, CEO Eden Lifestyle – Fitness Trainer; Bola Fawehinmi, CEO of Few Models Management – Modeling trainer; Juliana of Society for the Performing Arts Nigeria (Span)  – Dancing trainer.

Dare2Dream Season 2 Finalists: Ifeoma scouted in UNILAG, Mary  scouted in UNIPORT

The executive producer, Caterina Bortolussi explained to the audience that “the main different between Season 1 and Season 2 is the wider spectrum of talents and skills that were developed from campus to camp. This season is extremely rich with many moving stories from mentors and contestants.”

According to Mr. Diran Olojo of FCMB, “Dare2Dream is delivering messages that inspire the youth to be disciplined and focused on their lives’ objectives, whether it is in modeling, banking or any other line of work.” Mrs Tatiana Moussali of Cool/Wazobia TV added, “In February 2016, we launched a new channel, Wazobia Max that is available on terrestrial TV and reaches out to the largest audience, including young people at home. We really hope young people will identify and get motivated by watching Dare2Dream on our channel.”

Mrs Pris Nzimiro-Nwanah of EbonyLifeTV explained, “RealTV is becoming more and more present in today’s programming. Dare2Dream content is particularly appealing to the new generation who enjoys watching drama and inspiring real-life stories.”

Bola Fawehinmi, the D2D modeling trainer, shared her personal experience as a model. Bola, now running her own agency, Few Models Management, said, “Dare2Dream really inspired me. I also learnt a lot from the contestants. “Dare2Dream Season 1’s winner is the most-booked model at the moment. She has the right attitude and she is extremely professional which, for clients, count as much as her look.”

The two Dare2Dream finalists described their experience in camp, saying, “meeting so many inspiring celebrities we would have never had a chance to meet otherwise. Dare2Dream inspired us to make changes and take an active role in our life, in school projects or within our community.”

After an exclusive preview of the first episode at D2D bootcamp, we went on with questions and answers to sponsors, trainers and media partners while enjoying Nescafe.

Corporate sponsors, who made D2D Season 2 possible, are FCMB, Nescafé, Domino’s Pizza, Dana Air and The One Spirit Company who distributes Mouton Cadet and Veuve-Clicquot.

The broadcast of the 16 episodes of Dare2Dream Season 2 will be from May 2016 on Africa Magic Showcase, Africa Magic Urban, EbonyLifeTV, WazobiaMax, WazobiaTV, CoolTV and Pulse.ng.