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 warming ceremonies, generally parties where aso-ebi is king.

There’s no beauty to gele if it isn’t skilfully tied, because as the Yorubas often say – Gele o dun bi ka mo we. The tying of the gele is a skill that many have turned into an art form particularly for those with an eye for style.

Experts in the use of the gele are the Yoruba tribe, who perfected the tying of this traditional head dress into elaborate concoctions to enhance the beauty of the face, complement the outfit and act as a regal crown to grace the head of proud, dignified African women.

For most Nigerian women, wrapping a gele is as easy as tying a bow, but if you are a novice you may need some practice to achieve the look. With so many styles evolving everyday, it is absolutely normal to get confused on what style to wear with gele.

To help with the confusion, we at Madivas have got these gele styles for you to scroll through and get your favourite to style….


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We’ve got a favourite, what about you? Be sure to share with us your favourite gele style in the comment box

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