Kinabuti Reveals Winner of 2014 Dare2Dream Model Search
Posted On 21 Nov 2014 / 0 Comment
Italian Nigeria-based label, Kinabuti held its model search project, “Dare2Dream” grand finale on Wednesday 19th of November at the Federal Palace Hotel in Lagos, revealing its winner, Tolulope Balogun.
The event – sponsored by many popular platforms including SPICE TV – came as the conclusion to a month-long search for the next model talent across Nigeria, followed by 10 days of workshops with a bootcamp that taught finalists skills in different areas, including presentation and social media strategy.
The four hopefuls had been through various rigorous mental and physical tests for the role, and designers were also scouted for the chance to showcase their collections at the grand finale event, which saw model Ms Balogun named the winner, taking home 500,000 Naira and a new role as the face of FCMB. The ceremony also saw Kinabuti’s latest collection, “Khan Vlisco” showcase on the catwalk.
Celebrities were spotted at the high profile event, including Lola Omotayo-Okoye, Toke Makinwa, Anita Okoye, Eku Edewor, Elma Godwin, Kaylah Oniwo, Ozzy Agu and others, with pictures from Kinabuti’s “Dare2Dream” closing show seen below;
Left to Right: Kayla from Cool FM who anchored the night, Remi Sanusi (Youth Segment of FCMB), Tolulope Balogun – the winner of Dare2Dream, Caterina (Creative Director of Kinabuti) and Francesca Rossett (COO of Kinabuti)
Ms Balogun receiving her grand prize
A cross section of guests
Acting Italian Consul to Nigeria
Danesh Gordon MD Nestle Nig
Dolapo Marcy Oni
Dr, Grazia Della Nova (ad Interim Consul Italy), Mr Gordon Dharnesh (MD of nestle), Lola Omotayo Okoye, Anita Okoye, Malcom Obinna.
Mr Rafy Abrahamian (Sales Director of Lenovo) and Fiancee’ (front row).
Raffy Khan Abrahamian West Africa Manager for Lenovo and guest
Remi Sanusi (Head of Retail at FCMB), Ladi Balogun (GMD at FCMB), Noble Igwe (360 Nobs and Style Vitae), Mrs Idowu Senbanjo (representing the Deputy Governor) Front row.