Lupita Nyong’o has been representing African African fashion and rocking the gele African headwrap since the Queen Of Katwe movie promotion started. She has been seen wearing huge gele head wraps and African brands.

Lupita is known for representing African women well since she shot to fame with her many natural hairstyles and beautiful glowing black skin. With the premiere of her latest movie, the Queen Of Katwe in which the Kenya actress played the role of a single mother to a Ugandan girl whose world is transformed after being introduced to the exciting game of chess, the “Twelve Years A Slave” star has been rocking one African or African-inspired outfit after another. If the Mexican-born actress is not wearing a full African outfit, she’s wrapping up her head with a beautiful gele head tie.

Queen of Katwe is a thrilling Disney movie that is based on a magazine article and a book written by American sports journalist and author, Tim Crothers.

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African Gele Head Wrap Outfit One


Lupita Nyong’o  looked stunning and majestic in this purple outfit that she wore to the ‘Queen Of Katwe’ Premiere that took place at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, California on Tuesday, September 20, 2016. Lupita attended the event with co-star, David Oyewole and her beautiful custom made gown is an Elie Saab piece from the Resort 2017 Collection. She completed the look with a gorgeous gele African head wrap and Graziela Gems ‘Enchanted’ Lavender Earrings and Ring and a pair of Neil J. Rodgers ‘Stella’ Sandals.

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Gele Headwrap Outfit Two


The Twelve Years A Slave star in another African inspired outfit. The yellow print gown was decorated with multicolored birds, and she paired it with a matching gele African head wrap by Cult Gaia.

Gele Headwrap Outfit Three


This was Lupita Nyong’o outfit to the Ugandan premiere of Queen Of Katwe. The Mexican-born actress wore a very colorful print flared jumpsuit from the D Piper Twins summer/spring 2016 collection to the event. And as usual with all her Queen of Katwe appearances, her head was adorned with a matching gorgeous gele African head wrap. D Piper Twins are African American with a Ghanaian father and Carribean mother.

Gele Headwrap Outfit Four


Lupita Nyong’o wore this body-hugging purple dress and a yellow print gele African headgear to the Good Morning America show in New York City where she was promoting her latest Disney movie, Queen Of Katwe. The multiple award-winning actress who was all smiles completed the look with a pair of red high-heeled shoes and brown sunglasses. Her outfit was designed by Kibonen NY, a fashion brand owned by a Cameroonian based in New York.

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Gele Headwrap Outfit Five


Lupita Nyong’o looked super stylish in this light blue jumpsuit that she wore to the ‘Queen Of Katwe’ London premiere. She styled it with a very colorful, bold and large gele African head tie. She completed the look with a pair of statement earrings. The top of the jumpsuit is made of the same fabric as her gele headscarf.

Gele Headwrap Outfit Six

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Lupita Nyong’o attended the ‘Queen of Katwe’ premiere during the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival wearing this stunning African dress and gele African headwrap designed by Carolina Herrera. The top of the yellow dress was accessorized in blue African lace fabric. She completed the look with a blue gele headgear and a pair of simple earrings and a ring on her right and left finger (jewelry by Tiffany & Co). She also painted her lips red.

The film premiere took place at the Roy Thomson Hall on September 10, 2016, in Toronto, Canada.

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Gele Headwrap Outfit Seven

TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 10: Actress Lupita Nyong'o arrives at the world premiere of Disney’s “Queen of Katwe” at Roy Thompson Hall as part of the 2016 Toronto Film Festival where the cast, filmmakers and real life stars received a standing ovation. The film, starring David Oyelowo, Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o and newcomer Madina Nalwanga, is directed by Mira Nair and opens in U.S. Theaters September 23, 2017. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney )

Mexican-born actress, Lupita Nyong’o at the world premiere of Disney’s “Queen of Katwe” at Roy Thompson Hall. The actress, who has won multiple awards was dressed in a black African inspired dress accessorized with blue and gold ornament. She completed the look with a blue gele African head wrap, a pair of blue high heels and a clutch purse.

Gele Headwrap Outfit Eight


Lady in red! Lupita is seen rocking a red African inspired dress and a matching gele head tie as she prepares for a photo shoot.

Gele Headwrap Outfit Nine


Posing in front of the Queen of Katwe poster, the Kenyan actress and Star Wars star is wearing a blue fitted dress and her head is accessorized with a twisted gele African headgear.

Gele Headwrap Outfit Ten


Stepping into her car with all smiles, Lupita is seen in another super gorgeous gele African head scarf. The headpiece has become her signature hair accessory since she started promoting the Queen Of Katwe where she played the role of a Ugandan woman.

Gele Headwrap Outfit Eleven


Wearing a pair of black pants and a black and white checkered crop top, Lupita styles her head with a piece of scarf that matches her blouse. She completed the look with a pair of silver sandals.

Gele Headwrap Outfit Twelve


Here, the actress was at Elle De Generes show where she was seen in an ankara African print outfit with a matching gele African head wrap.

Gele Headwrap Outfit Thirteen

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 28: Actress Lupita Nyong'o leaves "The Late Show With Stephen Colbert" taping at the Ed Sullivan Theater on September 28, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Ray Tamarra/GC Images)

The Queen of Katwe Star in another African inspired outfit and a matching gele African head wrap. She completed the look with a pair of high-heeled sandals and sunglasses. The film is the true life story of Ugandan national chess champion Phiona Mutesi.

Gele Headwrap Outfit Fourteen

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The Kenya actress in an ankara African print outfit with a matching gele headscarf. She finished the look with a pair of blue high heels, a matching clutch purse, and a pair of sunglasses.

Gele Headwrap Outfit Fifteen

Vanity Fair And Tiffany & Co. Host A Private Dinner To Toast Lupita Nyong'o And Celebrate Legendary Style

Here, the star was in Toronto wearing another African inspired outfit with African head wrap. She was at the Vanity Fair and Tiffany & Co. private dinner. The blue jumpsuit with a black and white stripe is a piece from the designer, Mary Katrantzou. The ‘Moss’ jumpsuit is a piece from the Mary Katrantzou pre-fall 2016 collection. It features a square neckline with a wave strap across the front and a wide leg pant. Lupita completed the look with a matching head wrap.

African Gele Head Wrap Outfit Sixteen

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Wearing a colorful print dress, Lupita completed the look with a stylish gele African head tie.

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