Woman Rising 2017
From April 8 to 9, 2017, Ugoma Adegoke and Zebra Living, supported by FBN Quest, Cointreau, The Wheatbaker, Strada Media, sabinews.com and The Guardian, will present the 7th edition of Woman Rising. An annual celebration of women through music, arts and networking, in its usual extension of the annual celebration of International Women’s Day.
Woman Rising has evolved from a small 50-person gathering which debuted in 2011 to a comprehensive, far-reaching and impactful annual 2-day meeting of women across the creative and business spectrums alike – attracting over 500 women cumulatively.
This ensemble will feature Adunni Nefertiti, an all-female acapella folk group; Kaline; amazing newcomers Evelle, Debbie and Sheillah; as well as international guest percussionist Angela Paz Alhucema (Chile).
The event will be hosted by award winning actress, Lala Akindoju across various venues allowing women and the men who love them to connect, empower and celebrate womanhood and the accomplishments of women in business, the humanities, philanthropy and the arts. The weekend will begin with Woman Rising’s landmark exclusive networking brunch and will be concluded with an impressive music concert featuring all women performers. The weekend will also feature a private fringe art salon, all focused on womanhood and creativity.
In a formal statement, Ugoma Adegoke & Zebra Living, conveners of the event, gleefully announced “In a nutshell, Woman Rising is our way of celebrating International Women’s Day and Women through the very powerful tools of music, arts and networking yearly. Our celebration format has infused various aspects of the arts (literature, visual art, dance, film) over the past 6 years and this year we are proud to continue in that tradition. We are planning an uplifting and connecting weekend featuring the most exciting female creatives, artists and artistes – for the enjoyment of the entire city. We continue to harness strategic partnerships and friendships with sponsors and artists to present a high quality and carefully curated and entertaining programme in 2017.”
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