Why I am teaching youths how to tie Gele — Seun Gele

Liasu Oluwaseun Eniola, CEO, Seun Gele Ventures

Liasu Oluwaseun Eniola aka Seun Gele, a Lagos—South West
Nigerian based Head Tie and style entrepreneur recently held a seminar where a
number of young Nigerians were taught the art of Head tie and general style
Seun Gele who organized the 3-day seminar for
young people between Tuesday December 13 and Thursday December 15, 2016  said the Nigerian fashion and style sector of
the economy holds a big basket of opportunity for young people in the country
to be gainfully employed without resorting to Government’s intervention.

 Speaking at
the 3 days seminar which took place at No 48, Obafalabi Street, off Shonibare
in the Ojodu Berger
area of Lagos State (South Western Nigeria) the very creative head tie expert
of over 10 years experience said the seminar is his own way of multiplying his
talent and giving back to society. “I
think the biggest challenge in Nigeria today is the challenge of unemployment.
It has led so many young people into stealing and other vices that could hinder
their destiny. However, we have so many venture-able crafts that can solved
this problem. One of them is head tying popularly know as ‘Gele’. We live in a
part of Nigeria where people love to attend social events, looking trendy. Some
of this women will love their gele to be tied well and other fashion accessories
trimmed to shape. I have been in this business of tying gele for over ten years
and I can tell you that, the opportunity for empowerment is huge. We have
successfully demonstrated that with our various empowerment programs and one of
such is the one we are presently carrying out. We give a comprehensive training
to our new students on how to tie gele, give make-up services and make their
client look beautiful for the event”.

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The Chief Executive
Officer of Seun Gele Ventures (SGV) spoke further on his ambition to see
many Nigerian youths gainfully employed from just tying head gears or scarf for
women at parties “I think it is high time
we start calling on the creative ones among the youth to look inward and find
out what they can do for a living; I mean what is sustainable unto them and how
they can create their own career. I have been tying gele for over ten years and
I can tell you that the industry is huge. Every week, women attend parties and
in trying to look treny, they dress to kill. You can make a fortune by just
offering yourself at events to help knot a head tie for one or two persons
properly and by making the bearer look trendy you earn something. That is why
we are offering this young ones a fresh line of idea in the gele tying business
and the turn out is quite okay”
On how he
intends getting the craft across to more Nigerian youths, Gele said “We give private tutoring. If you invite us,
we will charge you and give you a week tutoring on how to tie gele. Within a
week you can become a professional gele tying expert. It is not so difficult to
tie gele, what is really difficult is your decision not to learn. Today’s youth
will only survive the economic hardship if they can learn to do new things. So,
we are giving them the privilege to learn, earn and live”.
Seun Gele in a teaching session
On why he is practicing a feminist perceived profession, the very creative and jovial
entrepreneur answered “I don’t see tying
gele as a female profession, we have boys who weave female hair, we have female
barbers. It depends on how you see the job and see yourself. In success, there is
nothing like segregation of sexes. I enjoy tying gele. Yes, I do other things
besides tying gele. I do Master of Ceremony at public events but my best job,
my passion and my craft is tying gele and that is why I am called Seun Gele”

concluded Mr. Liasu


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