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.
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.
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.