WOMAN RISING 2016, AN INITIATIVE OF THE LIFE HOUSE CURATED BY UGOMA
ADEGOKE KICKED OFF WITH A PRIVATE CHAMPAGNE BRUNCH ON SATURDAY, MARCH
19, 2016 AT THE WHEATBAKER IKOYI, LAGOS.
Hosted by award-winning thespian, Kemi Lala Akindoju the Champagne
Brunch Mixer hosted prominent women in the society from all walks of
life to include Kate Henshaw, Iretiola Doyle, Aino Oni-Okpaku, Dolapo
Marcy Oni, Oge Agu, Yagazie Emezi, Temi Dollface, Ruby Gyang,
Wanawana, Habiba Balogun, Tewa Onasanya, Fade Ogunro, Felicia Obozuwa,
Ngozi Edozien, Aisha Ummi Bello Tukur, Gbemi Shasore, Cecilia Umoren,
Tosin Otudeko, Aminat Gbajabiamila, Tamara Osborn and so many more.
The brunch provided a networking platform while creating an inspiring
atmosphere for the women in attendance. Special guest of honor Yvonne
Fasinro, during her conversation with the women, emphasized on the
importance of women empowering one another especially in a time like
The grand finale of the event took place the next day, Sunday, March
20th, 2016 at the Marquee in FEDERAL PALACE HOTEL, LAGOS.
It was hosted by the delectable LALA AKINDOJU. It was indeed a night
of entertainment, inspiration, and relaxed atmosphere as the guests
were thrilled to stellar performances by unique Nigerian female
artistes such as Simi, Ranti, Aramide, Rolake, Ruby Gyang, Tamar
Osborn, Temi Dollface and Jennifer. There were also spoken word
performances by the ‘festival’s favorite men’ such as Obi Asika, Femi
Odugbemi, Ike Echeruo, Keith Richards and Ed Emeka Keazor. MI stunned
the already excited guests with his performance on the piano which was
accompanied by the soothing voice of Afro- Soul singer; Ruby Gyang.
In recognising the unique predicament as evidenced by threatening
economic, morale and social dissipation in our beloved and promising
Nigeria, The Life House resolutely chose to actively connect with &
celebrate the creative, deep cultural energy and sense of heritage
that lies in each and every Nigerian and in particular the Nigerian
woman. The mission of Woman Rising 2016 was 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.
_”I hope that everyone enjoyed the music and can now bare witness to
the phenomenal Nigerian women in music. I hope that everyone has been
intrigued by the spoken words by our brothers and women-loving men. I
hope everyone has benefited from the networking and forged meaningful
connections and I hope we see you for the 2017 edition.” _- Ugoma
Adegoke, Producer/Director Woman Rising 2016.
Woman Rising was proudly produced by The Life House and sponsored by
FCMB and FBN Quest. The event was also supported by ,The Wheatbaker,
Smooth 98.1FM, Cointreau, Guardian, The Bobby Taylor Company, Zebra
Living, Pulse Ng, The Guardian, Guardian Life, Royal Popsicles,
Montaigne Place, Kamdora, WFM 91.7, Ono Bello, 360 Nobs, Afritickets,
Nothing To Do In Lagos, Brand My Car Nigeria, Calia Med Spa, Culinary
Academy and Exquisite Magazine.