- A 16-year-old boy has shown that age is inconsequential when it comes to the issue of earning a living
- The young lad makes his money by tying gele for women
- He learnt to tie gele from his mum who is a makeup artist
A yet-to-be-identified boy has been celebrated on social media for earning his living in an amazing way.
The boy who is said to be an SS2 student, according to a Twitter post by @MoPride_, is in the business of tying traditional gele for women for various occasions.
According to the screenshots she shared, the boy learnt to tie gele from his mum who is a makeup artist.
He is said to be so good that he is able to finish up tying two geles in less than 10 minutes. The lad reportedly charges N500 per gele tied.
@MoPride_ appealed to tweeps to help her retweet so the boy can get more customers. In the pictures she attached, the boy sure appeared to know his onions despite being so young in age.
In one of the screenshot, a customer who haggled for a discount refused to pay up after getting her gele tied.
Nigerians took to the comment section to encourage him, others blasted the woman in the screenshot who refused to pay for his services despite getting it at a reduced price.
"The woman in the second frame is a very greedy person... Is 500# not too low already??? Nawa ohh... Nigerians take advantage of everything..."
"All these old women sef,naso they go dey use seniority dey cheat person ..what stopped her from paying the young boy even after negotiating 300 naira.nawa for some women sef!."
"He learnt because he wanted to learn!
"Did his mother learned because her own mother was a make up artist too?
"Have some sense please."
Meanwhile, YEN.com.gh earlier reported about the latest gele styles and how to tie them.
The gele has been a part of the Yoruba culture for decades. So, not only will you gain a reputation as a fashionable woman by wearing it, but you will also be promoting the national flavour.
Even in a thick crowd, people around will certainly pay attention to you. Bright, magnificent gele styles will attract the admiration and respect of many. The head can be adorned with gele not only for a wedding but also at other fancy events.