Movie producer, Kemi Adetiba has now shared the story behind the unconventional gele she tied for her traditional wedding over the weekend.
Kemi tied the knot with the love of her life, Oscar Heman-Ackah over the weekend. To make sure the event was loud enough, the movie producer wore a “satellite dish” gele to go with her outfit. While some fancied the creativity and uniqueness of the gele, some were of the opinion that it was rather outrageous and bogus.
Now shedding light on why she went for the unconventional gele style, Kemi Adetiba said she wanted her first outfit to be a statement in her own language and to add exclamation marks to her statement dress, she briefed the stylist that she wanted her gele to “high-five” the sky. She specifically requested the satellite dish because she wanted to be the tallest person in the room and she also wanted it to be one to remember.
Kemi Adetiba via Instagram moments ago wrote:
“First look for our magical #UndeniablyYours2022 celebration was designed and created by the amazing @hertunba. From the moment Florentina sent me the design sketch, I knew I would love the aso oke and lace dress, and she did not disappoint.
Being my first outfit of the celebration, I knew it had to be a statement in my own language. It was. And to add exclamation marks to this statement dress, I briefed @vaavavoom weeks prior that I wanted my gele to “high-five” the sky. I wanted a satellite dish!! I wanted to be the tallest person in the room because of my gele. And I wanted it to be one to remember. A real “King of Brides” crowning glory!!! Did VAVA understand the assignment? Or could the gele have been bigger?”