Woman Rising, an annual celebration of women through music, arts and networking, returns on April 8 and 9, 2017.


Currently in its seventh year, Woman Rising celebrates the accomplishments of women in business, the humanities, philanthropy and the arts.

This year, Woman Rising will feature Adunni Nefertiti (all-female acapella folk group), Kaline, Evelle, Debbie and Sheillah, as well as percussionist Angela Paz Alhucema, and Nigerian comic actor, Chigul.

The two-day event will be hosted by award-winning actress, Lala Akindoju, across various venues.


Ugoma Adegoke, the organiser, in a statement said, “Woman Rising is our own way of celebrating international women’s day and Women through the powerful tools of music, arts and networking year after year.

“Our celebration format has infused various aspects of the arts ( Literature, visual arts, 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 most exciting female creative’s, artists and artistes- for the enjoyment of the entire city (men and women alike).

“We continue to harness strategic partnerships and friendships with sponsors and artist to present a high quality and carefully curated and entertaining programme in 2017.”


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