The Life House is proud to present Woman Rising 2016 in special celebration of International Women’s Day (IWD). The Life House is an art, culture and lifestyle concept that offers an alternative social experience for residents in Lagos. WOMAN RISING is an integral arts development and performance event at the core of The Life House’s women’s development vision and was designed to further buttress the mission of community development and capacity building through music and musicianship.
Woman Rising 2016 is the sixth in the IWD celebration series, which The Life House began in 2011. Over the past six years, The Life House IWD celebration series have infused various aspects of the arts such as literature, visual art, theatre, poetry, film etc. This year we are delighted to retain that tradition and promise an uplifting fusion of music, spoken word, theatre and pure unadulterated connection with our best art and our best selves – all very needed in these hard times.
Everyone present at the event can expect to have an exciting time and an opportunity to celebrate the arts through the works of amazing women. It is also a time to network and get acquainted with women from all walks of life!
“In recognising our unique predicament as evidenced by threatening economic, morale and social dissipation in our beloved and promising Nigeria, I also resolutely choose to actively connect with & celebrate the creative, deep cultural energy and sense of heritage that lies in each and every Nigerian and in particular our women. It is my desire and resolute mission for Woman Rising 2016 to use the female voice and essence to deliver a resounding message of hope, fortitude, creativity and comradery – which is needed to make Lagos great; to make the entire nation of Nigeria great and to especially make the very important connections between women stronger and impactful. WOMAN RISING 2016 in its signature style aims to uplift, inspire, entertain, educate and energize all who attend and the entire team is excited about this 6th edition”
-says founder of the Woman Rising series, Ugoma Adegoke.
Woman Rising 2016 is scheduled to hold on Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th of March 2016 respectively. The two-day event kicks off with an invitation-only Champagne Brunch Mixer followed by a fabulous music concert to wrap up the weekend.
The music concert will feature an extra special all-female line up of performers – Temi Doll Face, Aramide, Simi, Ranti and Ruby who do amazing work with transporting audiences with their vocal range and depth. Musicianship and mastery of non-vocal instruments will also be on full show as South African baritone saxophonist Tamar will join classical jazz pianist Rolake and violinist Jennifer to perform solo and group medleys of classical and afrobeat compositions.
Acclaimed thespian, Lala Akindoju will not only be our gracious host and MC, she will perform a brand new theatrical piece and our favourite men as usual will join the stage to read select literary pieces adding some poetic lyrical energy to the night. It will be a night to remember!
WOMAN RISING 2016 is proudly and lovingly produced by The Life House and sponsored by FBN Quest. The event is also supported by The Playhouse Initiative, Etisalat, The Wheatbaker, Smooth 98.1FM, Guardian, Guardian Life, Ruff n Tumble, 360 Nobs, Ono Bello, Culinary Academy, Calia Med Spa, Brand My Car Nigeria, The Bobby Taylor Company and Zebra Living.
MEDIA & ENQUIRIES
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For General Info and Sponsorship please contact Ugoma Adegoke at email@example.com or 0703 403 0683
For Ticketing Information please contact: Enitan Oluwa at firstname.lastname@example.org or 0703 462 1485
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Watch Video of Woman Rising 2015 performances here