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Purple gele

Hi guys, today I am bringing you the pictures from a traditional Nigerian wedding I attended in the summer. I am from the Western part of Nigeria, and head ties which are known as gele in Yoruba is a fabric that is wrapped around the head. Gele tying is no easy feat as it requires patience and major skills. Due to to cumbersome tying process, I always avoided wearing one and concluded that gele tying was an innate skill that could not be learned.

Fast forward to 2013, I had a wedding to attend and wanted to wear a gele. I put myself to work by watching countless YouTube tutorials, and after weeks of practice, sleepless nights, and multiple headaches, I finally learned how to tie one--whoop! I eventually chose not to wear a gele to that wedding, but my skills came in handy this summer when I rocked this purple gele to a traditional Igbo wedding. 

My gele tying is far from perfect, but I have definitely come a long way and I am proud of me. Have a fab Thursday guys.

My friend went the easy route, and rocked her iro and buba without a head tie


  1. You look gorgeous! Love the purple gele on you!! <3

  2. A pretty look, stylish and the colours suits you.

  3. You did a good job.
    Took lots of practice for me to learn it to say am almost a pro now.
    You look beautiful too

  4. All hail the DIY Queen! Please don't be modest o, you tied the hell outta that gele. Lol

    Wow! You did a great job, see how professional the pleats are. I wish I could do it myself. It's such handy skill. Well done. :-)

    Your make-up is lovely too.

  5. Definitely looks like it takes some skills to put on. Great color on you!

  6. This is so pretty and you look gorgeous! I have no idea how you tied it, but great work!

  7. Beautiful makeup!
    Have a lovely weekend

    kisses Adela Acanski

  8. You beautiful in your gele!

  9. Your skin is glowing doll! Beautiful!

  10. I would love to know how to tie gele. You did a great job.

  11. My gele skills suck, lol. You did a fantastic job and purple looks amazing on you.

  12. I think you did a good job too and your make up is nice!
    I don't think I can last with gele on my head - headachheeee!


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