IMG_0151IMG_0132IMG_0144IMG_0149IMG_0153IMG_0164IMG_0166IMG_0171IMG_0191IMG_0202IMG_0135IMG_0206IMG_0139IMG_0190These were taken yesterday at the Women Rising event described as “Music Concert & Arts Weekender”, organized by The Life House in special celebration of the International Women’s Day, 2014. The Day 1 event held at the Wheatbaker, Ikoyi to a room full of diverse guests.

In this photo are some of the guests, guest readers, and performers. The event itself centred around Molara Wood and her new collection of short stories Indigo from which she read a few excerpts.

The other part of the evening, sponsored by Etisalat, was the reading of letters to younger selves by invited guests.

Guests present, some of which are in this photo album, include Lola Shoneyin (Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives), Eghosa Imasuen (Fine Boys), visual artist Victor Ehikhamenor, spoken word poet Bassey Ikpi, Director of CORA Toyin Akinosho, among many others.

The show was moderated by Wana Udobang and Najite Dede. More poets and performers expected during the rest of the weekend event include Kemi Lala Akindoju, Aderonke Adebanjo, Sian, Waje, Fatima, Aramide, Diwari, Pilani Bubu, and Dupe Ige Kachi.

 

More about the organizers at www.thelifehouselagos.com

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