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7 Mar 2021
You see her in her spectacularly designed Ankara wear and bead necklace, with a unique style of gele around her low-cut, grey hairs and something strikes you: the radiating elegance of a high achiever, dominating in a system traditionally occupied by men. This is Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala—affectionately called NOI—the alluring new Director-General of the World…
7 Mar 2021
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and her trademark head tie recently set off an online challenge that saw social media users styling head ties like the new WTO boss. Head ties are common in many countries in Africa, although how it is styled varies between regions or countries. The Gele, a type of head tie worn primarily by…
7 Mar 2021
“Sometimes, all you need is a symbol,” screams a celebratory ad showing an Ankara scarf without a face. The viral photo was created by a Nigerian graphics designer, Onuorah, one of the many Nigerians who cannot join the #BeLikeNgozi Challenge- a challenge started by the founder of Lifebank, Temie Giwa-Tubosun, to celebrate the appointment of…
3 Mar 2019
Apart from make-up, tying your gele is another problem so many women face. You might not call it a problem but not everyone wants to just tie a gele like someone going for a prayer meeting – you really have to do it well. Let’s do this. Who must have seen the auto-gele somewhere, somehow.…
30 Sep 2018
My name is Chinonso Onyekwena. I am 11 years old and in JSS1. I am from Ufuma in Anambra State.
19 Aug 2018
Picture this. You are at a wedding reception, taking in the ambience in the gilded hall of a wedding reception. Well-attired, young women drift about in blinged, conspicuous geles in a myriad of textures and colours. The mass conformity of the gele styles is disorienting: the preferencing of the infinity pleats, a style that is…
13 Jul 2017
Women now seem to prefer wearing turbans instead of the African headgear- or gele (in Yoruba), or ichafu (in Igbo). The awesome thing about turbans is that they can be worn to almost any event, from weddings, to cocktail parties (yes), to work on a busy day. You can also use turbans on a bad…

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