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6 FIERCE GELE STYLES LOOK-BOOK

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Ads 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,…

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GELE STYLES TO SLAY BEFORE 2017 ENDS

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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GELE AND MAKEUP PICTURES THAT ARE TRULY A WORK OF ART

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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

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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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6 GELE LOOKS TO START YOUR WEEK

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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

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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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MONDAY GELE LOOK-BOOK INSPIRATION

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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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THURSDAY GELE LOOK-BOOK

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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

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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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SEE HOW LADIES ROCKED GELE OVER THE WEEKEND

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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

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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

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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

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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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GELE IN PICTURES FROM LAST WEEKEND

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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. In the recent past, headgears have come quite into focus. Headgears are now not…

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WEDNESDAY GELE AND MAKE UP INSPIRATIONS

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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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GELE STYLES FROM LAST WEEKEND

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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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WEDNESDAY GELE LOOKBOOK

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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

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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

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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

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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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LEARN HOW TO TIE PLEATED GELE LIKE A PRO (VIDEO)

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Hey Divas, Over the past few years we’ve seen an explosion of African print and culture in the mainstream. From the epidemic of dashikis to the notorious need-to-see-to-believe ‘Ghana-Must-Go’ bags, you don’t need to go far nowadays to catch an essence of Africa. Even so, despite seeing a hint of kente here…

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GREEN GELE INSPIRATIONS

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Hey Divas, Like the saying goes “green with envy”. Green is a colour that brings life to any outfit, it is vibrant, beautiful and makes you glow. Green is widely known as the color of nature and money. It is also a relaxing color, as it represents growth and wealth….

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MAGNIFICENT GELE STYLES IN PICTURES

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Hey Divas, The average Nigerian is a party lover! But if we were to have a poll on which article of clothing is most favoured by the women, I’m sure we will be looking at gele and the very many ways of tying this amazing piece of art. Beautiful thing…

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MONDAY GELE AND MAKEUP IN PICTURES

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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”. Hardly would…

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THURSDAY GELE LOOKBOOK

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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

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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

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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

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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 GELE IN PICTURES

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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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WEDNESDAY GELE STYLE INSPIRATION

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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 STYLES FROM OVER THE WEEKEND

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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

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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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WEDDING GUEST GELE STYLES

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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

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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

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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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FRIDAY GELE GLAM

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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TUESDAY GELE FASHION

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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

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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

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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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GELE AND MAKE UP LOOKS ON POINT

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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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