Monday, 8 February 2016


Inspiring story of Agege Bread Seller Turned Model Olajumoke

bread seller olajumoke orisaguna

Olajumoke Orisaguna
If i am still in a shock about the Olajumoke story,you can imagine how the poor girl must feel.She must think she is in a 1,000miles per hour dream! What has happened to her is nothing short of a miracle.From selling bread all over Lagos on the streets and making 300-500 Naira profit to signing multi million Naira modelling deals.Incredible.And all because the girl walked past innocently while a picture was being taken.
Read more of how the life of Agege Bread seller Olajumoke has changed in the worlds of the lady who discovered her,TY Bello...
Jumoke's story can only be described as a case of when hardwork, opportunity meets with grace, anything can happen. Bellow is what Ty Bello has to say about our favourite
breadseller turned model
"Aso kan na ni mo wo kiri Lana '.. Jumoke the 'model' the Internet had been searching for speaks almost no English. She explained how she had worn the exact outfit in our photograph the day before and someone showed her her own photograph on his phone from face book. A mallam led her to my studio that morning . She narrated her journey to Lagos ...A hair stylist from Ire in Osun state but not making enough profit between she and her husband , a sliding door installer in from same village ,to care for their two young children .At the invitation of a distant relative who knew someone operating a bakery , she relocated lagos with her 14 month old daughter to give bread hawking a try , leaving her husband and older 5 year old behind .As I listened to her I wandered if the beauty I had seen on my screen as I edited my image was a fluke ..well until she smiled ., I realized that I was wrong ., I had in fact ,underestimated the beauty of this 27 year old woman. As always ., it was her eyes and of course her perfectly chiseled features that jumped out at you when she chuckled .This lady belonged in front of my camera .

Jumoke and her picture with Tinie Tempah inset..main picture with her daughter.

After a conversation with her husband telling him the story of our meeting I decided I was going to photograph her that very afternoon..Within an hour ..Bimpe Onakoya , one of Nigeria's leading makeup artist and Zubby one of my favourite hairstylist were at my studio to work magic. They had both followed the story online and were more than happy to put in their very best for her.Olajumoke .., with curly extensions out ,revealed a short natural Afro that beautifully hugged her face.@Bimpeonakoya also had decided to keep the make up minimal... She stepped in front of my camera and I almost couldn't recognize her . She moved different too.Jumoke looked straight into my lens emoting like she had done this all her life .... I knew we had found a star"


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