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6 FIERCE GELE STYLES LOOK-BOOK

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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MID WEEK ASO EBI GLAM

Hey Divas, It’s a beautiful Wednesday and its just two days before Saturday. Its not too late to be inspired by some of the chillest aso ebi styles from instagram. While you might be wondering about what you would wear to that ceremony come Saturday or perhaps Sunday you should…

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FRIDAY STYLE WITH TURBANS

Hey Divas, Turbans indeed, have become the new cool. It is fast becoming one of the timeless, fashion-forward hair accessory that makes your personal style to have no reason to suffer, especially when your hair styling fails. With an effective cost when buying, you barely spend on it, if you’ve…

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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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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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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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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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FRIDAY TURBAN LOOKBOOK

Hey Divas, Turbans have been worn for many centuries, as a way to keep hair-dos intact, to keep the head warm and to suggest modesty or position. It is also a fashion item and nowadays, while headscarves are not as popular as a fashion statement, they’re still very useful and…

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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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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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6 TURBAN LOOKS THAT WILL INSPIRE YOUR FRIDAY STYLE

Hey Divas, Scarves are part of everyday life. We often don’t notice them except they are elaborate. I must say that scarves are superhero captains that save a bad hair day. Any clothing material can be a scarf: Ankara, chiffon, silk, cotton etc. And there are so many styles of…

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

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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TURBAN STYLES IN PICTURES

Hey Divas, The turban is essentially a headgear that uses fabric of varying width and length, which is twisted and turned around the head. The wrapped folds derived produce a “fitted effect” akin to a stitched or an engineered head covering. Though length, style, color, and fabric may vary as…

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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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FRIDAY TURBAN INSPIRATION

Hey Divas, Wearing any head tie requires quite a lot of confidence.This is because in your quest to look good, you probably don’t know if you gotten it right or otherwise. Wearing a turban demands confidence. You have to believe; truly believe, in your look. You have to commit as…

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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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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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FRIDAY TURBAN STYLE WITH SAGALEEYAA

Hey Divas, With the Ramadan season here, we have fallen in love with the Turban style. Turban is basically a head cover worn by Muslim women. With the fashion trends of today, styling a turban can be done in a trendy and stylish way. There are so many beautiful ways…

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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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TURBAN IN PICTURES

Hey Divas, In the old days, ladies usually wore turban because of a certain family background or their religion. With the passage of time, the turban trend came back with glam. It’s not like it was before- then you only had one way to wear it and every other woman wore…

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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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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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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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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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TURBAN IN PICTURES

Hey Divas, In our continuing attempt to channel boho chic in all we do, we’ve kept our eyes on a trend that keeps any outfit feeling breezy no matter what the season. We’re talking about turbans, those chic headpieces that are  hair tamers when it’s hot out, awesome ear warmers when the…

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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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