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MONDAY GELE AND MAKEUP IN PICTURES

Ads br Hey Divas, Gele is a very important form of expressing our cultures and traditions in Nigeria. Ibos call this headgear, Ichafu while Yorubas call it Gele. This gele cannot be overlooked when it comes to occasions. The Yorubas especially, love and cherish this aspect of fashion like “kilode”….

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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NEW GELE TREND; HAND FAN GELE STYLE

Hey Divas, Gele tying and styles has evolved into a more sophisticated craft and has gained more inclusiveness over the years. From being a thing just for aunties and mummies to becoming an actual wearable accessory for younger women, it’s also been adopted into every Nigerian culture despite the fact that…

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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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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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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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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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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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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, It’s not quite clear where the custom originated in Africa, but a gele is a cultural must-have accessory across Africa, particularly in Nigeria where it is called a gele. With a resurgence in African pride in recent years, the head wrap has become stylish among African communities across the…

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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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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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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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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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NEW GELE STYLES YOU MUST SEE

Hey Lovelies Even before now the gele has always been a huge culture in Nigeria, no aso ebi, native or traditional wear is complete without the gele. The African head gear is most popular in the western and south western part of Nigeria, back then in videos we even had…

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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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FAN GELE TUTORIAL FOR INTERMEDIATE LEARNERS

Hey Lovelies The gele is a necessary accessory why do I say this? well think about it, the gele contributes and acts in a complimentary manner as a part of an individual’s look. The gele of cause only works best with a native wear and a native wear without a…

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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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SEE THIS BEGINNER FRIENDLY WAY TO TIE YOUR MULTI-PLEATED GELE

Hey Divas, Unfortunately, not everyone can tie this gele and getting the perfect gele for any occasion is not an easy task howbeit getting the latest gele trend, the multi-pleated gele. This multi-pleated Gele has taken Nigerian Owambe by storm. Though it looks so complicated and every intricate detail is amazing….

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LATEST GELE PICTURES FROM INSTAGRAM YOU MUST SEE

Hey Lovelies Isn’t it amazing that we have our own traditions? Thankfully the western culture did nothing to ruin our love for our own traditional pieces. Granted in the early millennial one may have thought the gele styles was dead and gone all because young-lings then used to attribute the…

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STONE EMBELLISHED GELE STYLES FOR YOUR A-GAME

Hey Divas, We know that a lady needs to keep her head high and glow up in everything she does and gele is no exemption because everyone has their own definition of beauty when it comes to gele styles. The gele is a beautiful piece that completes every female traditional…

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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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GELE PICTURES THAT ARE JUST TOO INCREDIBLE

Hey Lovelies As a child I remember when my mum and/or aunt had a wedding event or ceremony to attend they would go to their tailors at Oshodi market (trust me guys this was all the way on the other side of town since we lived in the outskirts of Lagos)…

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INSPIRATIONAL GELE STYLES

Hey Divas, A headgear is one of the fashion accessories that women indulge in. For the African woman, gele is an integral part of her outfit. Every Nigerian Traditional Occasion requires one type of gele or other. This completes the style of a typical Nigerian woman. As the final adornment of…

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INEPT AT TYING THE GELE? WATCH AND LEARN [VIDEO TUTORIAL]

Hey Lovelies The traditional head wrap in western nigeria is known as the “Gele” indeed we all know that. This head wrap is worn during special occasions like naming ceremonies or weddings and festivity periods. In a country where there is diverse culture it shouldn’t come as a surprise that…

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HOW TO TIE A SIMPLE GELE (VIDEO TUTORIAL)

Hey Lovelies The gele is a part of our culture and tradition and its a way to make a statement. As a wedding guest your look is half complete if you don’t adorn a gele. Tying the gele however requires practice, yes you could always get someone to tie it…

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