Olajumoke Orisaguna, who has enjoyed massive love from different quarters since her accidental discovery by ace photographer, TY Bello during a photoshoot for UK based rapper, Tinie Tempah, has been featured on the African Voices segment of the Cable news network.
The feature chronicled her unplanned foray into the world of fashion, modelling, contracts and luxurious apartments as TY Bello stated that “She seemed a little confused.”
“Some people were asking her to walk past really quickly, others were asking her to stay, she was just in limbo. I said ‘is it ok to take your photograph?’ And she nodded ok.”
She revealed that “I didn’t think I made a great image,” but after uploading the pictures on social media a lot of comments started rolling in inquiring about the bread seller.
“When the photographs landed for the first time on social media, everyone immediately thought she was a model.
“No one believed she just walked past. It occurred to me that if everyone thought she should be a model then maybe she should be one, then the search for her began” Bello said.
Speaking on her rise to fame, Olajumoke said “I never expected this would ever happen to me.
“My friends have told me they saw me on the TV and they are really happy. My parents cannot believe their own child can become such a success.
“They are all so happy.”
Olajumoke has been offered an international scholarship to finish her education while a bank has offered her two children scholarships up to university level.
In addition to the modelling contract she signed with a fast rising agency, Olajumoke is scheduled to appear on a billboard advert very soon.
TY Bello further opined that the reason Olajumoke’s story became an instant hit is because she typifies the dream of everyone. “Everyone connected with the story because everybody has dreams,” she said.
“This is a very tough time in my country. Everyone is looking for that magical break. I think this is definitely divine because the way people have connected with it is just phenomenal. It’s a phenomenal story.”