Imagine walking down the street and the next thing you know, you are an international modeling sensation. This is what has recently happened to new model Olajumoke Orisaguna.
Olajumoke was minding her business selling bread when apparently she photobombed British rapper Tinie Tempah, singer Ty Bello and their photographer during a photoshoot in Nigeria.
Bello was fascinated by the bread seller and posted the image on Instagram. Welp, you know how the ‘Gram’ works. People were amazed by her beauty, elegance, and substance and wanted to know more.
Bello and Tempah were flooded with questions about her.
“Who is she? Everyone has been asking if this lady is a model…It was just perfect coincidence,” wrote Bello on Instagram.
TINIETEMPAH TEMPAH : DISTURBING LAGOS …. Oga Tinie.. Disturbing Lagos Keh ..? You sure ? my hand no dey o.. We no dey do that kine ruff play for here o. I’ve photographed so many international celebrities in this town.. From Beyonce to Arnold Schwarzenegger … I was looking through my archives the other day and said to my self .. Never again.. !Never in some fancy hotel room that could have been anywhere else on the planet . There’s no where like Lagos and If they ever cross my path again I’ll drag them out to where they can touch and feel My Lagos . .. And fall in love with it. So of course when I was asked to meet up with @tiniegram at his hotel I was like ..Lai-Lai!! Abeg bring the man to Yaba and let’s shoot this something ! I love lagos ..I won’t lie .. The streets are a literal Photographer’s paradise .. Every where you turn there’s a story waiting to be told .., textures waiting to be shot and characters waiting to be explored ..it’s hard for me to make a bad picture when my spirit is really open on the steets ..I can just stand there and magic walks into my frame . The beautiful bread seller in the red dress in one of my edits for instance ..You know her Abi?.. That one that every one on the street wants to marry .. She’s fine and she knows it. its all over how she walks and I know you’ve seen her before . She walked onto our set and magic happened ..it wasn’t planned at all ..I didn’t even know I nailed the narrative until I edited a few days later . Someone accused me of dragging @tiniegram on the streets ..That I should have taken him to somewhere ‘prettier ‘… My response : So you haven’t heard …?The street is where it’s happening o.. You haven’t seen pretty till you’ve seen the sun set in the quiet corners of Surulere ..You’re missing out on a unique love vibe if you haven’t taken her for a walk in railway compound..And if you only exist where freshly baked, steamy Agege bread is completely out of reach .. You may have to consider reorganizing it all.. I mean …What’s the point! #tybellophotography #photostories #thisdaystyle #tinietempah #lagos #yaba #steetlove #mrmattewsworshop #okunorentwins @thisdaystyle
Naturally, the world of social media went on the hunt and located the 28-year-old Olajumoke, a mother of two.
“So I found her …our beauty from the @tiniegram shoot and boy have I got a fantastic story to share with you all,” Bello wrote on Instagram.
Bello didn’t stop there. He helped the young lady land a modeling contract. She appeared on the cover of This Day Style, but he isn’t done. He plans on doing a documentary about her life as well.
This is an amazing story that actually hits close to home for me. This past weekend, I just arrived home from Ghana, my first trip to Africa, where you can find young and older ladies walking the side of the road carrying various items on their heads.
The utter poverty is a sobering gaze for the typical American, especially me, so when the internet talks about this being a big moment in the life of this Nigerian beauty, personally I can see why. Not that money and fame is important, but the only reason they are selling items, like bread, on the side of the road is to support their family.
This modeling contract will help Olajumoke Orisaguna do just that as she is accidentally catapulted to international fortune and fame.