“This year’s music and arts weekender is especially important as it marks our 5th anniversary but also a pivotal time in our nation’s cultural, social and political development. It is our very intention that WOMAN RISING 2015 will uplift, inspire, entertain, educate and energize all who attend and leave them in much better stead than before this multi-faceted cultural weekend experience
says founder of Woman Rising, Ugoma Adegoke.

The Life House presents “Woman Rising 2015″ as a special celebration of International Women’s Day (IWD) in Lagos. The Life House is a lifestyle haven 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 Houses womens development vision and was designed to further buttress the mission of community development and capacity building through music and musicianship.

This year’s event tagged “Woman Rising 2015” is the fifth in the IWD celebration series, which ‘The Life House’ began in 2011. Over the past five years, The Life House IWD celebration series have infused various aspects of arts such as literature, visual art, dance, film etc. and this year we are delighted to retain that tradition.
The 2-days event is scheduled to hold on Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd of March 2015 at the Wheatbaker, Ikoyi and Federal Palace Hotel, Victoria Island respectively. The event will be hosted by multi-talented Thespian Lala Akindoju and On Air Personality Aderonke Adebanjo of Smooth Fm with exciting & inspiring reading interludes by popular art-loving men along with a few surprise appearances.
The first day kicks off with an invite only Champagne Breakfast at the Wheat Baker Hotel followed by a special screening of award winning film, “The Supreme Price,” inspired and produced by women. The event ends the second day with an all-star female cast Music Concert with performances by Tonye, Modele, Ruby Gyang and Bumi Thomas (UK)  who does amazing work with infusing sounds of world into a medley of electric musical performances – while classical jazz pianist Rolake Akinkugbe will lead an all female jazz ensemble with an original medley and acclaimed spoken word artist Titiliope Sonuga shall give some poetic lyrical energy to flow through the night.
It will be a night to remember and everyone present at the event can expect to have an exciting time celebrating the development of arts through the works of amazing women globally. It is also a time to network and get acquainted with women from all walks of life!
The Music concert holds on Sunday at Federal Palace Hotel on Ahmadu Bello Way, Victoria Island.
For more information and tickets please call +234 703 403 0683 or email  [email protected].
Woman Rising 2015 is sponsored by: FBN Capital, Etisalat, FCMB and The Wheatbaker Hotel.