2017 gele styles

THE PERFECT GELE STYLE CHOICES TO PULL OFF THIS NEW YEAR

Ads The gele is very important to us and it has reached a defining moment where there are so many styles to pick and choose from. You’ve got to love this generation of millennials, taking everything that was once “Old” and turning it into something “New” and “Refreshing” so that…

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GELE AND MAKEUP TRENDS

Hey Divas, Happy Boxing Day Nigeria!!!! Some of the words that describe Nigerians are happy, fun-loving and we are also a people, who are so appearance conscious; that could be both an advantage and disadvantage. However, no one can take away the fact that we love fashion. Our style game, even before…

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6 FIERCE GELE STYLES LOOK-BOOK

Hey Divas, 2016 has witnessed a whole lot of fashion statements and we hope to see more before the year runs out. The year gave birth to new head tie trends which transforms whatever anyone is putting on into a FABULOUS one. Depending on your choice of clothing and style, head…

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GELE STYLES TO SLAY BEFORE 2017 ENDS

Hey Divas, If you have been following up on gele styles, you would have upgraded your wardrobe with the latest styles by now. The beauty and goal of it all is for you to be well groomed, prepared and glamorous for that event. Before 2017 shuts down, we would like…

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THURSDAY GELE GLAM LOOK-BOOK

Hey Divas, Looking good has always been our watchword! Even when we are ready to sleep, we make sure we are dressed to suit our bodies.  There is no gainsaying that we don’t appreciate the number of compliments we receive when we rock some great attires especially when it has…

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MID WEEK GELE GLAM

Hey Divas, Nigerian women are now known to wear gele to different events. These beautiful  African pieces give women the sophisticated edge. They were usually worn with traditional attire in the past, but these days they are combined with a variety of outfits in a unique way. Some women don’t…

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6 NIGERIAN WOMEN THAT SLAYED THE GELE GAME

Hey Divas, Definitely the word ”Gele” isn’t alien to us Nigerians because at one point or the other we have rocked this fashion accessory to parties, most especially weddings and those other places where we go with the intention to slay like no other. This Nigerian version of a head wrap…

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ELEGANT SMALL GELE IN PICTURES

Hey Divas, The weekend is often filled with parties from weddings, naming ceremonies, house warming and many more that requires you to rock your modern traditional wears in a more super glam way. We saw quite a number of attires finished up with the perfect small gele which is why we’ve got these small…

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LATEST MAKE UP AND GELE STYLES

Hey Divas, One thing about we ladies is that we all love to look good. Wherever or whatever the case might be, we often want to look as best as we can. We all love a good and perfect face beat with eyebrows on fleek, lip popping… everything on FIA. Even…

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MID-WEEK GELE GLAM INSPIRATION

Hey Divas, West African fashion is known for its bright and beautiful headgear, from traditional Nigerian geles to aso-okes. We know how Nigerians never joke with their gele. They know how to style them even when they don’t they have the services of make up artists to do that for them with a…

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GELE AND MAKEUP PICTURES THAT ARE TRULY A WORK OF ART

Hey Divas, Go to a Nigerian wedding on any given weekend , especially Saturdays and you will find family, friends and well wishers of the couple styled with a gele, all in identical fabrics. Family and friends signify their relationship to the celebrant by wearing aso-ebi (which often is accompanied with gele), a Yoruba…

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CHECK OUT THESE MID-WEEK GELE GLAM

Hey Divas, By now, it is a known and established fact that we, at Madivas, love gele. However it might be, we love this great accessory that have redefined parties and owambes. But before we show off the gele collection for this beautiful Wednesday, let go down the history lane…

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PERFECTLY STUNNING ASO OKE GELE STYLES

Hey Divas, Head gear has become one of the trending fashion movement. The gele fashion has recreated a trend all on its own, though it is not easy to achieve a perfect stunning gele. But then you can’t blame people for turning their head side to side so you can…

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6 GELE LOOKS TO START YOUR WEEK

Hey Divas, Throughout history, women and men of diverse backgrounds have used headwear to demonstrate their beauty, hair care and elements of their culture. Wearing a head-wrap not only offers a sense of community and represents woman’s marital or religious status, but it can also be a symbolic way to…

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EYE-CATCHING GELE STYLES

Hey Divas, While growing up as kids, gele was something of an amusement and a source of curiosity. To the adults, it is often an interesting accessory which creates a fascination towards not only its symbolism, but to its technique as well. Gele which got its name from the Yoruba people…

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DAZZLING GELE STYLES IN PICTURES

Hey Divas, Since ancient times, across so many cultures and for amyriad of reasons, women have covered their hair — an act tied up in competing notions of freedom and oppression. The gele is loaded with an immense amount of cultural symbolism. It denotes your social standing, your relationship status,…

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MONDAY GELE LOOK-BOOK INSPIRATION

Hey Divas, In Western Africa, Nigeria to be precise, the “gele” is an accessory worn with a traditional Nigerian outfit. It is usually worn by females with a traditional attire, for special occasions like weddings, naming ceremonies, burials, church services, and religious celebrations. Geles are worn by African Women to…

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FRIDAY ANKARA GELE LOOKBOOK

Hey Divas, Seeing how nice the gele can make a woman look, it is no surprise that every fashionista wants to try adorning these beautiful headgears every now and then. Ankara is very popular this season and many fashionistas are choosing to use this material for their gele. Ankara gele…

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THURSDAY GELE LOOK-BOOK

Hey Divas, Living in the modern life requires women to always look stunning. Especially if you have to meet special people every day, such as your clients, partners, or friends. You must give your best appearance to describe yourself first, before your attitude can tell people about you. Gele can…

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6 LATEST GELE STYLES IN PICTURES

Hey Divas, Gele is an unavoidable part of our everyday life and routine. I do not know who discovered gele, but in the name of all the women – We are incredibly thankful for it. The real question is, how much impact does gele have on you throughout your day…

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TUESDAY GELE AND MAKE UP IN PICTURES

Hey Divas, Would you be shocked to hear that makeup and gele affects you even if you don’t wear it? I mean, think about it, we are living in a society where plastic surgery is at an all-time high. On top of that, the makeup and gele industry is one…

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SEE HOW LADIES ROCKED GELE OVER THE WEEKEND

Hey Divas,  Gele is more than wrapping the material round one’s head. Today, the women of Nigeria are willing to pay more to learn how to tie any gele of their choice. A well tied gele will attract as much attention, if not more, than the outfit itself. What is fascinating about it…

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THURSDAY GELE IN PICTURES

Hey Divas, A gele is without a doubt one of the simplest yet chicest of accessories. We think of African women wearing them with panache while making an effortless and elegant fashion statement, but actually, it is a special finishing touch across the globe and across borders. The gele can also stand…

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MID WEEK GELE STYLES- GLOW UP

Hey Divas, If there’s one accessory we always have on hand as Africans, it’s a gele, the eternally and effortlessly chic accessory you can wear all year round (though materials may vary). They dress up any look. They’re an easy way to add a kick to your ensemble. They offer…

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GELE IDEAS IN PICTURES

Hey Divas, A gele can be considered an object in an informal rite of passage for Nigerian women. At some point, a young woman learns to tie this large, unwieldy piece of cloth as a personal adornment worn with the traditional family uniform (aso ebi) for special occasions such as weddings, funerals,…

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HERE’S THE LATEST GELE INSPIRATIONS YOU NEED TO SEE

Hey Divas, The  Head-tie has been among the African culture and society way back into the period when the early men walked upon the surface of Africa- Just saying, because there isn’t a clear timeline. Anyways, this distinctive material worn over their heads have been seen more as a cultural affiliation…

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WEDNESDAY GELE AND MAKE UP INSPIRATIONS

Hey Divas, Gele is not the easiest style to pull off, it demands continuous practise and demonstration but after you nail it, it is sealed. It’s the inseparable fashion accessory of the African girl. Gele are like garments you wear as they come in different fabrics and textures that are…

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LEARN HOW TO TIE THE BOW GELE (VIDEO)

Hey Divas, West African fashion is gaining more influence on the continent and around the world – and nowhere is it more obvious than in the elaborate head wraps so distinct to Nigeria, known as “geles”. No doubt, gele has become an important fashion accessory for many Nigerian women but…

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GELE STYLES FROM LAST WEEKEND

Hey Divas, Many of you might not know this but the Nigerian Gele has different styles and names…you’ve got “Boy’s- follow-me”, “ceiling fan”, “hand fan”… and many others. Some ladies tie them to be so outrageously wide that they cover everyone behind or beside them. Geles are indeed very beautiful and fascinating when tied. It…

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LEARN HOW TO TIE GELE THE ANKARA STYLE (VIDEO)

Hey Divas, Gele has gone far beyond the aso oke or swiss materials. In this generation, we have seen all different materials been used as gele. One of the material we can’t help but talk about is the Ankara material that has been merged into the gele fashion. There is…

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WEDNESDAY GELE LOOKBOOK

Hey Divas, African fashion has become more popular in recent years and has since continue to be a trend in the fashion industry. Remarkably, drawing inspiration from their African culture and heritage, Nigerian fashion designers have demonstrably honed their skills and talents in this area through impeccable arts and designs….

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MONDAY GELE STYLES IN PICTURES

Hey Divas, The traditional African head tie comes in different variations, thanks to the various materials which can be used. It’s best to use a heavy fabric like cotton or silk to get the attainable style like the turban trend of the moment. Gele, the popular gravity-defining stylish head tie,…

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THURSDAY GELE LOOKBOOK

Hey Divas, The wearing of scarfs by women is an old tradition in the African and other cultural settings. African’s indeed take pride in their scarfs and headgears, and for them they are indeed a crown of beauty. Since the late nineteenth century and even today, the wearing of scarfs…

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MID WEEK GELE IN PICTURES

Hey Divas, Gele are essentially a type of head tie worn by women in the Western Africa country of Nigeria. In contrast to the head ties worn in some other African countries, like Ghana, Gele are usually rather large and ornate, and as a result are associated with ceremonial wear…

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THURSDAY GELE LOOKBOOK

Hey Divas, The Gele is a traditional Nigerian Headwrap. It is worn during special occasions as an accessory to the traditional attires. Gele is usually made out of heavy or stiff fabric that can be wrapped and moulded into a specific shape. Fabrics from Switzerland and Austria are very popular,…

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CHIC GELE STYLES IN PICTURES

Hey Divas, No baby is ugly” are my mother’s words anytime she see’s a new born baby. In the same light, nobody is ugly. Even the Holy Book testifies to it that everything created by God is beautiful. So why then do people still classify others as ugly? This question…

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MID WEEK GELE STYLES

Hey Divas, Just how important is Wednesday? Wednesday is the perfect time to get clear about what you want and where you are heading. Wednesday is also the perfect time to schedule meetings, networking events and any important calls. It is also the perfect day to express yourself to a…

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GELE STYLES IN PICTURES

Hey Divas, The Slogan “Choose your style and live it” makes the fashion world worthwhile, because we have come to appreciate our styles over time, we have moved forward in adding colors and spices to our native culture. The world of gele head gear is not an exception, it has really evolved…

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6 ICONIC AVANT GARDE GELE STYLES TO SEE

Hey Divas, It is a new era for gele In Africa and I’m sure everyone would agree with me. For the past few years, we have seen so many gele styles that have broken the internet and has made parties and Aso ebi more fun. Thanks to social media, make…

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TUESDAY GELE IN PICTURES

Hey Divas, Most ladies know how important Aso ebi is at a wedding or owambe. Some ladies go as far as not going for the wedding because they don’t have the Aso ebi and would not want to feel left out of the party. For some, they opt for other…

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GELE STYLES IN PICTURES

Hey Divas, Owambe parties come in different forms, be it weddings, birthdays or funerals and as a custom in Nigeria and Africa a large, gele is a fundamental part of the attire needed for these owambes. Gele is usually the missing puzzle to make a complete African attire. As we…

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MID-WEEK GELE PICTURES

Hey Divas, Wednesday is the day that signifies that weekend isn’t too far away. Apart from Fridays (the turn up day of the week), another day I look up to is Wednesdays. It signifies a tone down on the corporate fashion to lend on to more casual fashion and looks….

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FRIDAY GELE INSPIRATIONS

Hey Divas, The head-tie popularly called Gele by the Nigerian Yoruba is a wedding accessory that has definitely come to stay. It is hardly ever possible to see a Nigerian bride at her wedding and not see her donning a Gele. Gele says so much about your fashion style and…

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MID WEEK GELE STYLES

Hey Divas, Its Thursday, the official day that leaves just one more day before the weekend  I’m pretty much excited about as there is only one working day left in the week which is why we thought of giving you another dose of gele styles to see. We have established the fact…

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GELE STYLES FROM LAST WEEKEND

Hey Divas, It’s a new crisp and fresh week which we are so sure has so much in store for everyone. Although we can say the weekend is a past thing but we can’t stop talking about it (at least for today). I don’t know about your weekend but mine…

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FRIDAY GELE GLAM

Hey Divas, The Gele is a tall elegant head piece worn by women from Nigeria. Though originally worn  by women  from the Yoruba tribe it has become a popular fashion accessory for all women across the country and a must have for social functions. It is generally worn by women to glamorous occasions such as…

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GELE IN PICTURES

Hey Divas, Fashion is a subtle yet critical form of self-expression. We convey our history and culture as well as present dispositions and mindsets in the patterns, designs, fabrics and colours of the clothes we wear, as well as the ways in which we wear them. In every culture, fashion or clothing…

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FRIDAY GELE INSPIRATION

Hey Divas, For many couples, Friday is usually the traditional wedding day which most people call engagement ceremony. It is usually a showcase of the traditional customs and norms of wedding according to each tribe. Friday isn’t left out of owambe days for the weekend and we all know that…

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GELE GLAM

Hey Divas, In Nigeria, you would agree with me that all the tribes wear gele (though, some they don’t call it gele). Dressing for a special occasion always starts from the top down; in fact, learning how to tie a gele is something of an essential art form. Gele glam is the…

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7 PICTURE PERFECT GELE STYLES

Hey Divas, Gele comes in different fabrics such as brocade, damask, Aso oke and regular Ankara fabric. It should be a stiff fabric but flexible to use. The head wrap have been worn by Nigerian women for centuries but has become fashion trend in recent years in Africa and elsewhere in the…

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GELE STYLES FROM THE LAST WEEKEND

Hey Divas, With so many gele styles, which of these styles is in and which is out? Which do you choose for yourself? Since many seasons we see a trend of mixing different styles, drawing on many decades of fashion. Similarly in this season. Trends are leading and valid, but…

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GELE IN PICTURES

Hey Divas, Recession or not, fashion marches on and so does the Gele. Let’s face it ladies; wear the wrong gele style, and you might as well have a giant L for learner branded on your forehead. We are all familiar with the various trends of gele styles we’ve been…

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6 PERFECT GELE STYLES YOU NEED TO SEE

Hey Divas, Nigerians are exceptional people , we pick up on trends and follow through, then we take the liberty to add some spice and boom to make it more stunning. This is the typical case of the gele which we have fully embraced and spiced up with the dazzling…

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GELE GLAM FROM INSTAGRAM

Hey Divas, As much as I love parties and owmabes, I was never a fan of gele. I often thought it was a thing for the older women, but whenever I saw it on young ladies, it radiates off that beautiful and stunning look that I love but never could…

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TUESDAY GELE FASHION

Hey Divas, We love fashion and to top it all, we think ladies would like this. Gele users have found more creative ways to style the firm material into different shapes and patterns. When worn, especially for more elaborate events, the gele typically covers the entire hair as well as  the ears. Gele…

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GELE STYLES FOR THE WEEKEND

Hey Divas, A significant number of African ladies love to rock Aso ebi with some completing the look by matching the dress with a beautiful head wrap/gear also called ‘Gele’. It is one way to get noticed at a traditional event in Nigeria. The art of gele is marked by…

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6 STUNNING GELE STYLES TO SEE

Hey Divas, If there’s one accessory we always have on hand at all temperatures and seasons, it’s a gele. Gele come in all sorts of lengths, colors, and even levels of heft, so they work with your outfit, no matter the occasion. These days we are all about the trends which…

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