My Culture, My Heritage
Gele (headwrap), the beauty of a wonderfully made woman
Black history month event held on saturday the 26th of October, 2019.
Showcasing Nigerian heritage, Mum and daughter gele catwalk and exhibition, Niger Delta dance, children’s gele exhibition, Storytelling.
The event was well attended by The Lord Mayor of Manchester; Councillor Abid Latif Chohan, Dr Erinma Bell MBE DL, Deputy Lieutenant for Greater Manchester, Amna Abdul , Councillor for Ardwick and Atiha Chaudry DL; Deputy Lieutenant for Greater Manchester and Chair of Manchester BME network , Abbey Gele;Professional Gele expert who taught us how to tie gele(headwrap), Chief Kemi Osikoya and Temitope Onayo discussed the history of gele and why it is important for Nigerians in the UK to preserve our heritage. We had 105 people in attendance.
International women’s day celebration; Sunday the 8TH Of March 2020
We were privileged to have the Deputy Lieutenant; Melanie Brayan OBE, who came to represent the Lord Lieutenant of Greater Manchester; Sir Warren Smith KCVO KStJ JP, The Mayor of Tameside; Councillor Leigh Drennan, Community leaders and Beth Penfold in attendance.
It was a family event, with 158 people in attendance. It was a fun filled event, sharing our gele heritage through storytelling, cultural dance by the Niger Delta dance troupe, The Beejs heritage cultural dance troupe , women gele exhibition, mother and daughter catwalk .
We also had our volunteers from Manchester Metropolitan university , physiology department who displayed their gele during the exhibition.