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This 13-Year-Old Nigerian Boy Is a Master at Tying Gele and We're In Love

A new video from BBC Pidgin follows Fati, a young Nigerian boy following his passion of tying gele, despite what other people think.

This story sure warmed our hearts this morning:

A new video from BBC Pidgin follows the experience of Fati, a 13-year-old boy from Lagos who is a genius at the art of tying gele. The young boy has done head ties for Nollywood actresses, and fashionable ladies all around the city, and he's using his unique talents to help out his family in the process.

In the short clip, Fati shares how he's faced criticism from neighbors, but none of that has stopped him from doing what he loves. "I love doing gele so much," says Fati.

We couldn't be more delighted by this young man. His talent speaks for itself.

Check out the video via BBC Pidgin to see Fati do his thing.

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The 8 Songs You Need to Hear This Week

Featuring Rema, BLK JKS, Tkay Maidza, Ayra Starr and more.

Every week, we highlight the top releases through our best music of the week column.

Here's our round up of the best tracks and music videos that came across our desks, which you can also check out in our Songs You Need to Hear This Week playlists on Spotify and Apple Music.

Follow our SONGS YOU NEED TO HEAR THIS WEEK playlist on Spotify here and Apple Music here.

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