The KLM Dare2Dream Milan Experience: From Lagos Launch Party with Kunle Afolayan & Ay
On Friday, 18th November, the Dare2Dream Team with KLM celebrated at Cafe Royal the send-off party for the Dare2Dream winners part of the KLM D2D Milan Experience.
The party saw a mist of celebrity guests and socialites including: Kunle Afolayan, AY Comedian, Susan Peters, Maje Ayida, Eunice Efole, Azuka Ogujiuba, Destiny Amaka, Caesar, Ebi Atawodi, amongst others, all grooving at the rhythm of Dj Exclusive and with the most exquisite Capering cocktails by Chacaca Parati. It was a fun night and KLM Commercial Director Arthur Dieffenthaler announced that Tolulope Balogun (Unilag), Kosi Okafor (Unilag) and Cordilia Eke (Uniport) will be leaving for Milan on Wednesday 23rd November via KLM.
On Wednesday 23rd November the Dare2Dream winners with the Dare2Dream and KLM team left Lagos via KLM!!! This was the very first time the dare2dream girls left Nigeria.
Milan is full of historical sites, museums, good food, and above all it is famous for its arts and fashion. Kinabuti, which birthed the D2D initiative, was having an exhibition at Natura Donna Impresa, ethical expo celebrating women excellence.
On Friday, 25th of November, the team kicked things off with a trip to modelling agency in Milan for the girls to learn a few modeling tips as well as for them do an interview for an Italian radio. After the modeling agency, the KLM Dare2Dream Milan experience team went to the Photo Vogue Festiva lwhere Nigerian art curator Azu Nwabogu was featuring photos as part of Lagos Photos initiatives. The photos were absolutely amazing and the D2D girls also got the chance to do a quick lookbook shoot for Kinabuti with the gorgeous photos in the background.
On Saturday 26th of November, the plan for the day was a photo shoot with the D2D girls and international photographer Filippo Mutani. We visited quite a number of places for the shoot including the park and a city gate called the Arco Della Pace (which means Arch of Peace).
On Sunday 27th of November, Kinabuti hosted a Press Conference at “Natura Donna Impresa” and Francesca and Caterina, of the Kinabuti team, also received a grant to help them finance their philanthropic services in Africa. On Monday 28th November the KLM Dare2Dream returned to Milan. Here are some photos from the experience.