Have you heard of auto gele – Africa’s only pre-made head tie?
Auto Gele was specially designed by Abeke Makeovers; now, the iconic headpiece continues to make global wave. The idea started from tying gele for a Nigerian celebrity who loved her work and wanted to take it to London with her. Abeke, aka Funmi Olorunola, created a gele made with velcro that stays in place.
Then, other celebrities began to request for this specialty gele. So, this – in short – is how auto gele was born. Coined Abeke gele, iconic gele, or auto gele, it is a revolutionary tie that makes head tie process easy for our women.
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“Funmilola Olurinola or Abeke as she’s fondly called is a Mass Communication graduate of O.O.U Ogun State and a Goldman Sachs Scholar of Lagos Business school. She views her work as an art form and is always looking to transform and elevate to a higher form of beauty. Her love for all things beauty-related, led her to starting her salon business as an undergraduate, without any initial formal training.
Now an award winning makeup artist, first class hair stylist, skilled nail technician and expert pedicurist; she has developed a signature of distinctive eyes and brows coupled with porcelain looking skin. As make-up artist to a number of celebrities, she draws from over eight years of experience in the beauty industry; she is a familiar face on the sets of TV shows, fashion and style events and at editorial photo shoots of high profile publications.
She is happily married to Bisoye Olurinola and they are blessed with two sons Briann and Nathan.”