What do you think of the new six yard Ankara gele?


Move over, rose gele, there is a new sheriff in town! I was a massive fan of the  bridal gele but did not care for the rose gele.

The bridal gele was everything that was good and just and kind. I loved the graduated pleats and the way they shaped any woman’s head from girl-around-the-way to Nubian Queen. Check out these examples.

Isn’t she stunning?
Dark skin does something to me, I’m not sure what. Check out this melanin marvel!!

But then Toke Makinwa and her people brought the Rose Gele. I don’t know what that particular style did to me but I never liked it. Perhaps I am wrong. Are any of you #TeamRoseGele?


Yes? No? Doesn’t matter now anyway, because the mother of geles is in town! Behold, if you will, the majesty of the six-yard gele! Now, this is a work of art! The pleats alone must be an hour’s job! Also, you would probably need two people just to tie it and this actually enhances the beauty of the gele to my mind. Because beauty does take effort (ask Cleopatra), and looking regal is no mean feat.

So, ladies and gentlemen, we are in love. We hope you are too, but would love to hear your thoughts on this creation.


If you are really handy with gele tying, this video will save your life! Here is the step-by-step instruction for this gele gogoro by Christiana’s Closet:


Or here:

*All images courtesy of these Interwebs. Where a makeup artiste or fashion house’s name has been included, we have included them.


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