Gele is a kind of a head wrap which is usually complemented by Buba long sleeved blouse, and Iro wrapper which is worn with the Buba; mainly, it is usually the same colour as the Nigerian attire. Gele may come in different variations; you could have a simple scarf or a peacock style. Gele styles in Nigeria are mostly widespread among Yoruba and Igbo tribes.
Since pre-colonial times, Yoruba women love to wear these on their head and Gele was an addition to the traditional Nigerian outfit. There are Gele tying styles that look really outstanding e.g infinity pleats, side rose, and pleats overload, wide flower design, and perfect rose, flowery umbrella and so on. Gele head wraps have various types.
The most popular aso ebi head wraps are grand swiss, super jubilee, and hayes Gele; bling Gele. Gele styles in Nigeria can be decorated with bling. You may use some precious stones, beads, rhinestones, and silk flowers.
Is your outfit complete for that Owambe? Do you know the type of Gele you want on? An asoebi outfit is incomplete without the touch of a beautiful Gele. Although some people think it’s too stressful to have a Gele on; if you want to turn up at that party like a fashionista your Gele game has to be lit.
Gele styles have evolved from just the step by step to a more creative style that would make you the center of attention.
BY: UMMU KHULTHUM ABDULKADIR