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THURSDAY GELE LOOKBOOK

Ads br 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…

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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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THURSDAY GELE STYLES

Hey Divas, As we wind down the working week, Thursday allows us to be productive as this is like the last official day of the week before the weekend. Thursday is also a day of positivity and has a lightness to it that helps us to get things done and…

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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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TUESDAY EMBELLISHED GELE STYLES IN PICTURES

Hey Divas, Head gear has become a new movement and Gele is a serious affair in Africa. Although head dressing can be found in almost every African culture, the gele has gone from beyond  a mere head covering, to a creation of art. The gele fashion is a trend all…

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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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GELE GLAM IN PICTURES

Hey Divas, This is the season to tie gele. Whether to the church or any social event during this festive season, no native outfit is complete without a headgear. Popularly referred to as gele, the headgear is an indispensable fashion accessory. It is crispy, colourful and long enough to form any…

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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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MONDAY GELE IN PICTURES

Hey Divas, How much do our Nigerian women love headties? I would say very much as they absolutely cannot do without them. Be for normal day to day activities or party, a typical Nigerian woman will always have something to cover her head. These headties comes in different forms and…

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WATCH THIS GLAM SMALL GELE TUTORIAL VIDEO

Hey Lovelies Do you have any idea of the essence of the gele? Gele’s are very necessary to your look they add some pizzazz to your traditional attire. The head wrap was a traditional must for high society women centuries ago, if you were a woman of class or prominence…

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WEEKEND GELE INSPIRATION

Hey Divas, A gele is the best solution when you have a ‘bad-hair-day’ . These versatile garments can cause you to appear trendy and you are bound to see several heads turn when you wear one on your own head. First, it was Madam Kofo of ‘second chance’ doing the weird but beautiful gele…

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GELE STYLES FROM INSTAGRAM

Hey Divas, Many times, we may want to wrap our head with scarves but do not want to look like granny or sister Mary. We just want to stay in the middle and look trendy and nice especially when it comes to traditional African attire. Topping off an African ensemble…

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WEDNESDAY GELE STYLE INSPIRATION

Hey Divas, Many Nigerian women regularly wear something to cover their hair.  It’s an easy solution when facing a bad hair day, and it’s also an attractive way to accessorize an outfit. Gele is mandatory for any party where traditional wear is the dress code; I’m talking about society weddings/engagement parties; Chieftaincy title parties, house…

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GELE IN PICTURES

Hey Divas, It is believed that some cultures used head wraps before the days of slavery so that men could show off their wealth and the level of their social status and so that women could prove that they were prosperous and spiritual. The gele, being an head wrap, is a…

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GELE STYLES FROM OVER THE WEEKEND

Hey Divas, You know how as ladies we use to dream of that perfect family, where we would wake up in the morning, cook food for the family, dress up the kids and receive a peck from our charming prince in the knight armour before stepping out for a new…

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BRIDAL GELE STYLES IN PICTURES

Hey Divas, Gele tying with make up is one of the fastest growing occupation as these professionals come up with new trends everyday such that we now have a variety of gele styles. Though, gele can be worn for day to day events, Nigerian brides especially love gele as a means…

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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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ANKARA GELE IN PICTURES

Hey Divas, Ladies love to rock Ankara fabrics a lot because of their versatility and exotic look. The Ankara gele is the in-thing now and fashionistas are donning it to various events. In fact, they portray the African woman’s identity. The beauty of Ankara gele is that you can mix…

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WEDDING GUEST GELE STYLES

Hey Divas, In Nigerian culture, families and friends often wear similar fabric at cultural celebrations to show unity and support. At traditional weddings, women choose to wear aso-ebi can be thought of as the equivalent of a huge group of bridesmaids and they of course have their gele’s to match. Not…

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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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INFINITE PLEATS GELE GLAM

Hey Divas, Head Wraps, ‘gele’ as it is popularly called has become the inseparable accessory for the African Woman which is why when a new style or trend evolves, it is embraced and infused into the fashion scene. I can recall when the Infinite Pleats Gele surfaced and literally broke the internet and Instagram and…

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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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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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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 FROM LAST WEEKEND

Hey Divas, The weekend has come and gone but its memories still lingers. Well, different memories for different people.  For some, it was the turn up Friday memories that lingers in their mind and head. For others, it was the rainy Saturday on their beds that says it all while…

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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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CONTRASTING ASO EBI AND GELE STYLES

Hey Divas, The idea that we should each pick one colour and stick with it is both outdated and boring. Lately, we have seen how people are changing it up everyday, combining two or three distant colours to create a new look.  Indeed, it’s called the mixing and matching game. It…

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WEDNESDAY GELE LOOKBOOK

Hey Divas, The variety of headgear in Africa matches the diversity of the people who live on the continent. Different cultures have used headgears to show tribal association, gender, religion, job, and social status. Though the wearing of gele is common-place for women in the Nigerian Culture, the two cultures that’s especially…

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6 UNIQUE ANKARA HEADWRAP TUTORIAL VIDEO

Hey Lovelies Sometimes you wake up and you do not feel the need to wear your hair down or maybe you are tired of your wig and you would like to do without it for the day or maybe you just have a bad hair day (translation- you can’t be…

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GELE IN PICTURES

Hey Divas, Fashion is all about having the right kind of elements. So whether you are investing in a good pair of shoes or some good headgear, you have to be on top of the form. Headgear is  worn on the head for many reason. Reasons for wearing headgear could be various:…

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GELE AND MAKE UP LOOKS ON POINT

Hey Divas, Every weekend, you get invited for one wedding or the other and of course we know that you will want to stand out from your peers. Wearing makeup is common place in today’s society and if you are a newcomer to the world of cosmetics, you may find…

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10 TIMES WE SEEN LADIES ROCK BLACK GELES

Hey Divas, You would agree with me that the colour Black has been making rounds at events unlike what we all thought the colour was associated with (e.g- mourning, depression or death). Black is now the new ‘cool’ for happy events. The colour is associated with elegance, luxury, authority and power….

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GELE AND TURBAN STYLE INSPIRATION

Hey Divas, Head wrap is an identity of a true African Queen. We love head wraps, not only because they make up for the days your hair refuses to cooperate but they can add some glamour to your outfit. A woman looks very pretty when she covers her head. Nigerian women…

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OWAMBE GELE IN PICTURES

Hey Divas, Growing up in Nigeria, the tying of the gele was always a sign of an upcoming special occasion. The gele meant more to women than a tiara or an actual crown. It was the ultimate expression of femininity and beauty. Every season comes with set of ‘it’ things…

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GELE STYLES IN PICTURES

Hey Divas,  Gele is one thing you can’t take away from an African woman. Geles are usually made specially for special occasions, such as, traditional weddings, milestone birthday, chieftaincy title celebrations, and other special occasion celebrations. One thing, we all can agree with is that Gele is as an accessory that…

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GELE TUTORIAL VIDEO

Hey Lovelies Who doesn’t like parties? If you don’t like parties then… am just going to leave it there but you already know what you are. An owambe (party in Yoruba) is something we look forward to, after a long week it. One of the ways you can feel like…

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SEE STUNNING GELE STYLES FROM OVER THE WEEKEND

Hey Divas, The African woman head-wrap holds a distinctive position in the history of African dressing both for its longevity and for its potent significations.It endured the travail of colonialism and never passed out of fashion. Gele’s are a very important part of many social functions in Africa, especially Nigeria. It…

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8 HOT GELE STYLES IN PICTURES

Hey Lovelies While you’ve been invited to a ceremony that involves you wearing traditional native attires can be an exciting prospect, you have to seek out new ways to craft your look. This challenge can be fun or cumbersome depending on your mindset, however we would prefer you keep an…

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HOW TO TIE GELE TO SUIT YOUR FACE SHAPE

Hey Divas, Gele is the tiara of a West African women. It is the crowning moment that completes her traditional attire and must not be taken lightly. Not only can a Gele be worn by a bride on her wedding day, it can be worn by her guests. However, often times…

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FABULOUS BRIDAL GELE TREND

Hey Divas, Traditional Wedding no doubt is one of the most important days of a brides life. It is actually the day maybe the folks you grew up with before moving to the city gets to see in your glamorous styles of African attire. We know how important the traditional weddings…

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THE GELE SITUATION: WATCH THIS TUTORIAL VIDEO

Hey Lovelies “I’ve never gotten any complaint from a man, head wraps can be sexy too” Sanaa Lathan  Lagos is the fashion destination, everything about trends starts here before it seeps into other parts of the country. In Africa, when fashion is mentioned Nigeria and the city of Lagos are…

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GELE STYLES IN PICTURE

Hello Lovelies Whats the one way you celebrate your culture? There are several ways people can show off their culture all around the world, one if to own arts and decorate your living area with artifacts from your country and the second one would be what you wear and there…

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TRADITIONAL BRIDAL GELE INSPIRATION

Hey Divas, Nigerians love gele as a means of complementing their native attires. Depending on the occasion, gele can be worn in a casual way or in a rather large and elaborate fashion. Although gele can be worn for day-to-day activities using other fabrics, the elaborate ceremonial ones (usually made…

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LATEST GELE STYLES

Hey Divas, It is a known fact that the gele or headgear is important to a Nigerian woman. It gives a regal look to her attire and brings out the beauty in her face. There are some occasions that we need the gele to complete our outfit and make it…

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GELE PICTURES THAT ARE TOO BEAUTIFUL TO PASS

Hey Lovelies The head gear has become a new movement, I had a friend’s friend complaining about the way her gaily was. She insisted that she would have used a bigger sized gele instead of the on that she used, she was so particular about the way her gele looked…

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TRENDING GELE STYLES FROM THE LAST WEEKEND

Hey Divas, Gele is one of the the biggest gift of Nigeria to the world of fashion. It is used as an ornamental head covering or fashion accessory, or for functionality in different settings. It is an art to tie a Gele by Nigerian women. Geles come in different fabrics such…

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BOLD GELE STYLES FOR THE SLAYONCE

Hey Lovelies There is nothing as satisfactory as looking good, just imagine having on an outfit that people not only admire from afar but also come close enough to ask you how you were able to put it together. This compliments put a smile on your face, it lightens up…

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NIGERIAN WOMEN AND THEIR GELE STYLES

Hey Divas, In Nigeria, women of the Western region can often be seen in their traditional attire of “Buba”, an airy type blouse with long sleeve, and “Iro” the wrapper that’s tied on top of the buba. To complete this whole attire, a woman will wear a head wrap (usually…

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