A wedding is an important step in every woman’s life. All women want to look stunning on their big day, especially during the traditional wedding. But what do you do if you do not know how to tie gele? Don’t worry, we will teach you the art of gele tying. Learn how to tie bridal gele in our gele tutorial. Choose the best style that will work for you!
What Is Gele?
In case you do not know, gele is a traditional Nigerian head tie. A lot of women wear it on a day-to-day basis, but others only do it on special occasions. Among those occasions is, of course, a traditional wedding ceremony.
A traditional gele is usually made out of firm bright-patterned fabrics. The cloth is meant to cover the woman’s hair and ears, exposing only the earlobes. Some women like to wear gele that match the rest of the outfit, while others choose to go for a contrasting head tie. Gele also goes well with large earrings and other accessories.
Useful Tips On How To Tie Bridal Gele
To be fair, the way you tie bridal gele is not much different from the usual technique. Most often, the main difference is the quality and colours of the fabrics, as well as the size and volume of the gele. Large and voluminous geles are the most appropriate ones for such important occasions as weddings.
There are many gele styles out there. Every woman can pick and choose among different ways of how to tie head tie. As many women already know how to tie sego gele, which is small and usually more appropriate for everyday wear, we decided to go in a different direction. Below, you can find a tutorial on how to tie gele with layers in front, as well as a little surprise for those who stick to the end of the article.
How To Tie Gele: Step By Step Guide
Step 1. Start by putting your hair up in a ponytail or a tight knot. You do not want it to get in the way. You can also cover it with a wig cap or cut pantyhose to avoid unnecessary sliding.
Step 2. Fold the end of your gele that is going to be your front. It will look much smoother and neater.
Step 3. Wrap the gele around your head, going back to front in the direction of your forehead. Make sure that the front ends are of equal length.
Step 4. Take the left side of the gele and wrap it around your head all the way back to the left ear. Then take the other side, cross it to the left and wrap it around the head to the back. Hold it tight with your hands and make sure the gele is really close to your head.
Step 5. Start creating folds and layers. Form a fan shape in the middle by squeezing the ends. The part that is closest to you should be long enough to hold. Do the same to the other side.
Step 6. Secure the gele by tying the ends into a double knot and tuck in the loose fabric.
Step 7. Right now, you should have two layers on the top of your gele. Arrange the back first. The highest point should be right in the middle of the whole thing.
Step 8. Arrange the front part by carefully forming the pleats and lines with your fingers.
Step 9. Push your gele as far back as you deem fit, but try not to push it too far. It might accidentally fall off your head. You should also pay attention to the ears, so as not to pull them out.
Step 10. Adjust the gele to your liking and you are good to go!
This tutorial is fairly easy, however, you might want to ask someone to help you out. Even if you are a pro at tying gele, you should still ask your friends if the gele looks OK in places you cannot see. That said, if you have done all the steps correctly, by this point, you should end up with a gorgeous gele on your head.
But wait, there is more:
Continue reading to learn how to tie Ankara gele with infinite pleats. It is the hottest trend of the season!
Latest Way To Tie Gele
In addition to the more traditional way of tying a bridal gele, we wanted to offer you an alternative method. It is called the infinity gele, but some people also call it the 3D gele, as it looks very large and beautiful. For this method, you will need at least 5 meters of fabric to achieve the infinite look.
Here is how you do it:
Step 1. Prepare your hair by tying it in a knot/bun/ponytail.
Step 2. Take your Ankara fabric and start creating pleats by holding the fabric between two outstretched hands and folding it with your fingers.
Step 3. Continue folding until you have 10-11 pleats. Make sure there is still some fabric left at the end.
Step 4. Put the pleated fabric close to your head, making sure that one side is longer than the other. Adjust it if needed to put the pleats closer to each other.
Step 5. Grab your longer side, put it under the shorter side and wrap it around your head all the way to the opposite ear.
Step 6. Lay the fabric flat on your head and start creating pleats on this new layer. You can do that by placing your thumb at the back of the fabric and running it along to create the desired folds. Continue pleating until you run out of fabric.
Step 7. When you are done, wrap it all the way around your head and repeat the process described in the previous step.
Step 8. Continue repeating the previous two steps until there is almost nothing left of your fabric. The longer your fabric is, the bigger your gele is going to get.
Step 9. To secure your gele, take the end you have not used in the process and tie it with the fabric you have left from the other end.
Step 10. If you want, you can also use pins to secure the loose fabric or to hide your hair and the knot at the back. And your Infinity gele is ready! Your friends will definitely be jealous of your gorgeous bridal look.
This style of gele is definitely stunning. However, be aware that, as you go on with your layers, your hands and arms will get very tired. Therefore, be prepared to spend a lot of time and effort on this look. Nevertheless, it will definitely be worth it in the end.
BABA SUWE FINALLY DISCHARGED FROM LUTH, SEE WHERE HE’S HEADED NEXT
It appears things are looking good for veteran actor, Babatunde Omidina aka Baba Suwe. According to reports, the celebrated actor has been discharged from the Lagos state Teaching Hospital.
Further reports given by fellow actor Yomi Fabiyi, reveals that the veteran movie star is to be flown abroad for further medical treatment. Fabiyi revealed that through the help of well wishers, the actor has gotten better.
Fabiyi wrote on Instagram: “Veteran Actor and Comedian Babatunde Omidina a.k.a Baba Suwe has been discharged from LUTH after intense medical treatment. I can confirm to you that efforts to quickly stabilize and/or completely treat him to full wellness by medical experts at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) at the instance of Minister of Health are yielding positive results as Baba Suwe can now walk without the stick, less pain and he is getting better.”
If further theraphy are administered and medications adhered to, he will come out completely of the major ailments. He will however proceed abroad very soon to further his treatment.
Baba Suwe personally with tears of joy rolling down from his eyes ask I thank Nigerians, his fans and the media community. While expressing his deepest gratitude, he stated seriously but with humor that “Nigerians have large hearts inspite of the economic situation in the country and can revive a dead man with their kindness and good hearts if the person is not buried”.
He personally signed appreciation letters which are on their way to: i) Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, Vice President of Nigeria, ii) Rev. Mrs Abimbola Esther Ajayi, iii) Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, iv.) Rt. Hon. Mudasiru Obasa (Speaker of Lagos State), v.) Alh. Abdulahi Rasaq (Corporate Pictures), vi.) Prof. Adewole, Minister of Health, vii.) TAMPAN Movie Members in Nigeria and United States, viii.) Staff & Management of LUTH, ix.) His Club Members, ACC. x.) Mayor Gbenga Adewusi, xi.) Mr Kola Olootu, xii). Hon. Mrs Abike Dabiri, xiii.) His Royal Majesty, Oba of Igbogbo, Ikorodu. Please any ommission unintentional.
While thanking you all for your esteem show of love, please be assured of Baba Suwe’s esteem regards and appreciation to all Nigerians who showed concerned. In a matter of weeks, the veteran actor will be back on movie sets to continue to do what he knows best.
For: Baba Suwe
16 March, 2019″
Recall a while ago, Baba Suwe was reported to be terribly sick and on the verge of dying. It was revealed that the seasoned Yoruba actor is battling an unknown disease which is capable of claiming his life..
We’re glad to hear to hear he’s getting better
TOP 10 RICHEST KINGS IN NIGERIA 2019 – YOU WON’T BELIEVE WHO TOOK THE NO.1 SPOT
First of all it should be noted that the criteria for rating the Top 10 Richest Kings In Nigeria is based on the wealth of the king and not his influence or popularity. There are some kings who are well respected all around the world and have very strong influence but are not as rich as other not-so-popular Kings due to the fact that their source of wealth vary. while some kings get their wealth from royalties paid by their subjects and the government, some have businesses or real estate and others have crude oil or natural resources.
Hence in this post we will not only reveal the list of Top 10 Richest Kings In Nigeria 2019, we will also state their source of wealth.
Africa is a blessed continent with a very rich culture, known for having strong traditional background, with Nigeria its backbone. These traditional kings have had a very huge impact to the development of Nigeria as a country as they were once the ruling body of government of the people. This list focuses mainly on riches and not influence or popularity. So the top 10 Richest Kings in Nigeria are;
10. Olubadan of Ibadan
Ibadan being the biggest and one of the oldest cities in Nigeria, has a very rich heritage and is known for its wealthy royalties. Before the era of modern civilization, the Olubadan of Ibadan was in charge of all the affairs in the city Olubadan of Ibadan is a very prominent title in Ibadan. He comes in at no 10 on The Top 10 Richest Kings In Nigeria 2018 and gets his wealth from royalties and homage paid by subjects, government and top politicans.
9. Obi Of Onitsha
The Obi of Onitsha is undoubtedly the most influential and richest traditional ruler in the whole South East.. He is known as His Majesty, Nnaemeka Alfred Ugochukwu Achebe. He reigns as the king of the city with the largest market in West Africa. He is also known for his very popular ofala festival. He is in charge of many banks and companies, and comes in at no 9 on the list of The Top 10 Richest Kings In Nigeria 2018.
8. Oba Rilwan Akiolu of Lagos
He is the King and ruler of one of the most independent city in Africa, and is also known as the Eleko of Eko.He is no other than Oba Rilwan Akiolu. He has served in the position since theyear 2003 in the month of May. With Lagos being one of the most industrous and self-sustaining city in Africa, lots of money is being made on a daily basis with tributes being delivered on a daily basis to the Oba/King.
7. Olu of Warri
With Warri being among one of the places filled with the largest crude oil deposits in the country, it is only natural that the King of warri should be on this list. Referred to as the Olu of warri, Godwin Toju Emiko who is originally a lawyer by profession is a wonderful ruler also. He rules over the itsekiri Kingdom and has lots of properties and assets generating income from crude oil and homages paid to him by subjects. He comes in at no 7 on this list.
6. Oba of Benin
Probably the most influential king in Nigeria, When it comes to influence the Oba of benin would be among the first 3 on this list unfortunately he doesn’t make enoughh to be in the , the Oba of benin has a very long and rich history. His rule dates back a long long time, his relevance has never waned over the long period of time since they first existed as he is still called upon till date to settle and solve political disputes. The current Oba of benin, Oba Ewuare II since his ascension to the throne has had a lot of royal tributes given to him. He has a very strong hold in the politics of his state, and is no 6 on the list of the richest kings in Nigeria. He gets wealth from homages, royalties or tributes and sales of lands in the state.
5. Emir Of Kano
The Emir of Kano is not only the fifth richest Nigerian king but also the second most influential monarch in the whole of Northern Nigeria. After the death of the former Emir of Kano, Ado Bayero the Mallam, Muhammad Sanusi II was inaugurated as the new Emir of Kano. Before being named the Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi lamido was the governor of the Central Bank Of Nigeria, which means that there has been no shortage of funds for lamido for a very long time. And he too gets wealth from tributes and homages and also several businesses.
4. Alaafin Of Oyo
The Alaafin Oyo comes in at number four on the list of the richest kings in Nigeria. So important is his rle in the country, he is widely revered as the most influential Yoruba monarch. The current Alaafin of Oyo was born as Lamidi Olayiwole III, and has remained on the throne for many, many years making him one of the longest-serving Nigerian monarchs.
The Oyo empire is generally respected for its powerful influence on the historical background of the Yoruba race. Aside from being the most powerful Yoruba ruler, the Alaafin of Oyo also occupies the third position among the most influential kings in Nigeria.
3. Sultan of Sokoto
When it comes to power and influence, the Sultan of Sokoto has both at the tip of his fingers as he maintains a very high status not just as one of the richest Nigerian kings but also as the most powerful Northern monarch. The sultan again is also stamped as the religious leader of all Nigerian Muslims in both the Northern and the Southern regions. This means that all religious issues, internal and external conflict, Important decisions are usually decided by the sultan in accordance with Islamic doctrines.
Although as the name might equally suggest, he is regarded as the Sultan of Sokoto, his influence exceeds beyond the realms of Sokoto. With this might, all Nigerian Muslims are expected to treat him with reverence. Born as Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar IV, the Sultan of Sokoto, together with the Ooni of Ife, has a very respectable seat as the chair member of the Nigerian Council of Traditional Rulers.
2. Ooni Of Ife
The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi Eniitan was born on the 17th of October 1974. Being a young Oba, he has succesfully modernized his kingdom and contributed immensely to the growth of the Ife Kingdom. Even before ascending the throne, Adeyeye was a very successful businessman being an accountant and a real estate developer. He became the 51st person to be crowned with the title Ooni of Ife when he ascended the throne and is noted as one of the most powerful Yoruba Kings ever.
1. Olugbo of Ugbo
Ugbo is a very prominent town located in the state of Ondo, with the Oba Obateru Akinruntan presiding as the King. Oba Obateru remains the richest king in Nigeria, and Even though Ugbo is a very small town, there is a very rich supply of crude oil deposits. This is the main fact behind the wealth of Olugbo of Ugbo land. He was said to have taken a very good advantage of the oil deposit located in the town to build an oil enterprise. The petrol station started out as a very small venture later growing to become a very large firm with the support of a lot from more than 60 of its branches from all over Nigeria. He also owns and manages Obat Petroleum which is the oil firm in charge of the largest depots in Africa. Obat Petroleum through these depots have up to a large volume of 65 million litres of oil reserves, making Oba Obateru the richest King in Nigeria.
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