Get ready for another weekend of the Woman Rising event in special celebration of International Women’s Day (IWD) in 2016.

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 on Sunday at the Federal Palace Hotel on Victoria Island.

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This year marks 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.

As is tradition, the organizers are delighted to retain past activities but promises to make it more exciting with an uplifting fusion of music, spoken word, theatre and an awesome selection of art and all that is needed to make you happy in these hard times. It is also a time to network and get acquainted with women from all walks of life!

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According to Ugoma Adegoke, Founder of Woman Rising series, it is her 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.

The music concert will feature a special all-female line up of performers – Aramide, Simi, Ranti and Ruby who do amazing work with transporting audiences with their vocal range and depth. 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.

Award winning actor, Lala Akindoju and Aderonke Adebanjo of Smooth 98.1 FM are hosts for the evening. Lala will also perform a brand new theatrical piece.

WOMAN RISING 2016 is proudly produced by The Life House and is supported by The Wheatbaker, Smooth 98.1FM, The Bobby Taylor Company and Zebra Living.

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