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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 Netherlands Returns Nigeria's Centuries-Old Stolen Artefact

The Netherlands has returned to Nigeria a 600-year-old stolen artefact, the Ife Terracotta, which has been received by Nigeria's Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed.

According to The Guardian Nigeria, the Netherlands has returned a 600-year-old artefact to Nigeria. This comes after the artefact was reportedly smuggled using fraudulent papers through Ghana to the Dutch country. Netherlands ambassador to Nigeria, Harry van Dijk, handed over the Ife Terracotta to Alhaji Lai Mohammed, Nigeria's Minister of Information and Culture. The repatriation of the small but "priceless" Ife Terracotta has been a long journey considering it was reportedly smuggled out of Nigeria in 2019.

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