Filmmaker Kemi Adetiba has replied to those who criticised the gele she tied on her traditional wedding day held over the weekend.
Kemi’s headpiece for the wedding got critics talking as many described it as too ‘extra and outrageous’.
Reacting to the criticism in an Instagram post on Monday, the filmmaker shared the story behind the unconventional gele, saying she wanted a ‘satellite’ dish that would ‘high five’ the sky.
According to the King of Boys director, she wanted to be the tallest person which was why she decided to wear the gele. She added that she wanted the outfit to be one to remember.
She wrote in parts: “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?”