Meet the Nigerian woman who tied Beyonce's gele in Black Is King album

Meet the Nigerian woman who tied Beyonce's gele in Black Is King album

- A 41-year-old Nigerian woman, Azeezat Abiola Amusat, who became US-based after winning visa lottery in 2008, has made the country proud

- A beautician, she was the one responsible for Beyonce's elegant gele in her new visual album, Black Is King

- Azeezat has also won several awards for her artistic brilliance in the fashion industry

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Another Nigerian has made the country proud again. Azeezat Abiola Amusat, a US-based beautician, from Lagos state, styled Beyonce’s gele in her new visual album, Black Is King.

The first child in a family of seven, she had her secondary school education in both Police Children School in Ikeja and Lagos State Model College, Badore, before she bagged her degree in Philosophy from Lagos State University, Yoruba Movie Gist reports.

She did her one year National Youth Service Corps in Kaduna and was employed by the military as a physiologist.

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While staying in Kaduna, she won a US visa lottery in 2008. In America, she worked as a caregiver before she proceeded to a nursing school.

In 2013, she met a friend who had just arrived in America to give birth. During one of their conversations, she learned that the lady has a school where people are taught how to tie gele and the art of makeup. She was able to learn the art in weeks.

Azeezat who is a big personality in the fashion industry has won several awards and was once recognized by Google.

She once exhibited her artwork GELE with UCLA Museum and it was also exhibited in New York Broadway.

A collage showing Azeezat and Beyonce. Photo source: Yoruba Movies Gist

A collage showing Azeezat and Beyonce. Photo source: Yoruba Movies Gist
Source: UGC

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Meanwhile, earlier reported that a 69-year-old Nigerian grandma, Mojisola Odegbami, also appeared in the visual album.

When she travelled to America for a medical purpose, she never thought that her fortune will change so quickly.

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The Nigerian woman appeared in one of the tracks called Bigger, portraying the character of an African queen. In Mood, she was elegant in African traditional print as she tied gele.

In an interview, the woman said that her journey to America was for a medical purpose. It was during that trip that she met one Folajomu “FJ" Akinmurele who was an actor.

She added that she was the one that was always driving the actor to practice because his mom was not around.

Mojisola said that she became known by Beyonce’s staff as grandma Moji. Despite her frequent presence during rehearsals, she was never cast until FJ’s mom signed her up with a talent agency.

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