If you’ve been on the internet the past few weeks, you will know the story of Olajumoke Orisaguna.
BEATIFUL MISS X:WHO IS SHE.?Every one has been asking if this lady is a model .. It was just perfect coincidence … She just happened to be walking by while I photographed . It happened so fast .She definitely SHOULD be a model. .. I’m happy to help her build a portfolio if she’s interested .She’s so beautiful and photographed so well. I’ll find a way to track her down somehow . You guys can also help #lagos #doesanyonerecognizeher #okunorentwins #tinietempah @thisdaystyle #lagos
This is everything that has happened to her since she bombed her way to good fortune.
1. She was found and brought to TY Bello’s studio.
So I found her …our beauty from the @tiniegram shoot and boy have I got a fantastic story to share with you all. Right here is an amazing 27yr old mother of two , Jumoke Sunday with an incredible life story .I called on three amazing artists @bimpeonakoya for beautiful makeup .. @zubbydefinition for hair and @emaedosio to make a short documentary about her .. Every one gave a yes !on the spot . They were all at the studio within an hour and we had the most amazing shoot with her. I’ve also spoken to a few people about the best way to help move her forward and reunite her with her family . … The process has already begone and I’ll figure out the best way to have anyone who wants to be part of the journey .Meeting and photographing her has inspired us all and we can’t wait for the good that will come to her from all of this to unfold . She doesn’t speak English well but here ,she was explaining how she found us . I had sent an assistant , as many of you advised ,to leave a message with the people in the area where we photographed her… So here she is .. #Olajumoke #tybellophotography #findingjumoke #thebeginning A video posted by TY Bello (@tybello) on
2. She got a makeover and her first photo shoot.
3. She landed an internship at Make Me beauty salon to finish up learning hair styling.
4. She’s also signed to Few Models management.
5. She landed on the front page of ThisDay Style.
Someone special our #olajumoke made it on the cover of this day style this morning . You all should buy one . This just made me cry . She really is a blessed woman with an amazing story . I almost cant believe it [email protected] thank you for being the most amazing publication and believing in this story A photo posted by TY Bello (@tybello) on
6. The international media jumped on her story.
7. She got an endorsement from Payporte as their 2016 ambassador.
This really made me happy today. I’ve been holding my breath and waiting for this particular deal to come through all week.It finally did … And it was perfect . It was clear from her contract that the company, beyond her payments ,were mindful to truly bless her where it truly mattered… Long term. I’ve also learnt a great deal from all of this .. That being able to bless another is the biggest gift we can receive ….and we must thank those that afford us the opportunity .. With all humility. This gratitude was all I sensed in the air at Payporte today . Can’t stop smiling . #Olajumoke #grateful @payporte #done
8. She got a luxury home from Suji motors, including financial assistance during festive periods.
OLAJUMOKE ORISAGUNA : THE BEGINNING I’ve asked my self over and again why all of this is happening . One thing is clear .. This woman here is no charity case .. We met her in the middle of her hustle … The woman works hard.. Seven days a week .. With a family to support .. But with dignity ..who pays that much attention to how she looks as she’s about to hawk bread … Arranging the bread so delicately like it was work much more .. Making sure she left the bakery while it was steamy and hot … Every body likes their bread hot . .. All of this even when it’s clear that her profit in a day is between N300-500 . This is the story of so many Nigerians .. The young house selling gala in traffic… The woman braiding hair under the bridge .. Nigerians work hard and we go it with style … This has taught us and I hope everyone reading to pay a little attention ., to those clearly working hard around us .. You may have your own wahala to deal with .. But nothing gives you a bigger break from your troubles than just making life easier for someone else .. Give an orange seller a N1000 note and she may be able to take the next day off to attend to herself and her children . Jumoke is sorted … I personally believe so with all the doors opening up for her but This story is more about the ‘jumokes’around you . Who put in all the work but just need a little push .You may not be able to help every one but as I learnt from someone I really respect … In your own unique way …. Do for the ONE what you would have liked to do for ALL. Jumoke ooo.. Wants to be a hairstylists but secretly nurses a fantasy to act in a Yoruba film one day .. I know she’ll be a nollywood hit .. She did great in front of my camera and understood how to work the tiniest emotional nuances .She may not speak much English but can read and write in Yoruba…@kunleafo can you hear!!! So here she is our #olajumoke she can now be contacted and booked with @fewmodels . She’s an amazing model . Wishing her all the best #makeupby @bimpeonakoya #zubbydefinition by @zubbydefinition #beautiful #lifemakeover #devine
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9. There’s also a fully paid scholarship to a finishing school called Poise School Of Communication and another scholarship for her two kids.
10. Stanbic IBTC has signed her on as an ambassador for their brand.
She went from have very few choices to having a dilemma of too many choices, all in two weeks.
And it is because of these building blocks of life, Agege bread.