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THE ONLY GELE STYLES YOU SHOULD BE LOOKING AT RIGHT NOW!

Ads Truly Gele styles are really important… I could go on about how they are part of our culture and heritage but let’s be honest, if this heritage wasn’t so attractive we would not be excited to be honoring it. There’s something glamorous about head tying really, it just seems…

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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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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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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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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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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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GELE IN PICTURES FROM LAST WEEKEND

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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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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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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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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GREEN GELE INSPIRATIONS

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

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

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

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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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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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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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 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 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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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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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 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 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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