Part 1 (PIX BELLOW)
Headgears are fascinating to the eyes, sculptures of pride to the bearer and now a source of income to the sculptor. If you have ever been around ladies preparing for an outing, you would observe the attention given to wrapping the headgear. It’s always a moment of “wrapped” attention, one of no comments made or you would probably bear the blame for the poor outcome. It has become such an identity amongst African women such that there is now a growing demand for “skilled labor” when it comes to the art of wrapping headgears to create a distinctive and unique style.
Growing up in Africa, a female socialite popularly known as “Madam Kofo” usually adorns mind blowing and captivating “gele” styles. Hers were usually seen as visual hazards such that if she dares sit in front of you at an event, you probably would call it a day as that would create a total blind spot. Personally, I would look out for such at events and avoid them.
Artistic personalities now create sections at events were they do their thing. They usually fall under the beautician professional umbrella and combine headgear wrapping with make up artistry. They are identified by unique styles they create, skills, neatness, the ability to avoid headaches and most of all the ability to avoid “fall proof” designs. Have you noticed headgears disengaging from heads at events? Whoa! Sometimes the sight could be embarrassing. You’ll notice grey hair, unkempt hair, home made hair cuts and receding scalps. What follows is a mad rush to shrug them back on.
The headgear wrapping enterprise is growing and the stakes are getting higher with known figures.
This is NFC FASHION POLICE , please leave a comment about any GELE (Headgears) you have seen. Recommend it to your friends,family,wife, etc