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Guests Enjoy A Weekend of Music, Arts & Culture at the Etisalat-Sponsored ‘Woman Rising’ 2015 Event

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Modupe Thani (Head, Events & Sponsorships Etisalat Nigeria); Deborah Willsher & Opeyemi Lawal ( Specialist, Marketing Communications Etisalat Nigeria)

Etisalat Nigeria recently demonstrated its commitment to the growth and empowerment of Nigerian women as they continued their sponsorship of the Woman Rising initiative – an empowerment campaign of The Life House.

The 2-day program started on Saturday 21st march 2015 at the Wheatbaker Hotel with an exclusive meeting and later that day at the Metropolitan Club, Lagos. This program featured a special screening of award-winning film by Joan Lipper – ‘The Supreme Price‘ featuring Hafsat Abiola-Costello.

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Aderonke Adebanjo (Smooth FM OAP)

Kemi Lala Akindoju

Kemi Lala Akindoju

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Amy Oyekunle (Executive Director, Kudirat Initiative for Democracy (KIND))

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The event climaxed Sunday 22nd March 2015 at the Federal Palace Hotel, Lagos when guests were treated to an evening of rich, unforgettable performances by women including: Classical Jazz Pianist, Rolake Akinkugbe; Titilope SonugaModeleTonye; UK-based Bumi Thomas and Ruby Gyang.

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Tonye

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Bunmi Thomas

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Titilope Sonuga

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The All-Female Jazz Band

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Modupe Thani (Head, Events and Sponsorships, Etisalat Nigeria) was at the event and said – “We believe that women empowerment is integral to the development of any nation because they play a key role in preserving the nation’s cultural heritage. Etisalat is therefore proud to support this initiative that celebrates the Arts through the creative works of remarkable women.

Notable among the guests were Marlies Allan (Hon. Consul of Switzerland); Amy Oyekunle (Executive Director, Kudirat Initiative for Democracy) as well as notable actresses, Taiwo Ajai-Lycett and Iretiola Doyle.

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Modele, Ruby Gyang & Bumi Thomas

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Deborah Willsher, Fafunwa Doris & Olatoun Williams

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Ifeoma Fafunwa (Creative Director, iOpenEye) Marlies Allan (Hon. Consul of Switzerland); Ugoma Adegoke (Founder, The Life House); Deborah Willsher & Tanya Spencer (Chief Marketing Officer, GE Oil & Gas)

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