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Jayati Godhawat

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A Bread Seller Lady Becomes A Model After Photobombing Musician’s Shoot

  • JWB Post
  •  February 20, 2016


Here’s a story of how life can surprise you with best opportunities at the most unexpected times. Tinie Tempah, an English Musician, was in Nigeria, his home country, to meet his parents.

There he did a candid photoshoot with a Nigerian photographer & singer Ty Bello.

A photo posted by TY Bello (@tybello) on



Amidst the shooting, a local bread seller accidentally walked into the shot.

A photo posted by TY Bello (@tybello) on



Ty Bello saw the potential model in the girl. She even wrote on the Instagram account and expressed her willingness to develop a modeling portfolio of the girl, if she could find and contact her.

Bello immediately took to the woman. She wrote on her Instagram account that she would be willing to help the bread seller build a modeling portfolio if she could track her down.

Bello on Instagram later confirmed, she would leave the message with the people in the area where they had spotted the lady.

A photo posted by Tinie Tempah (@tiniegram) on



Bello then shared a video of the woman on her Instagram. Her name is Olajumoke Orisaguna and plans expressed the plans to work with Ty Bello.

A video posted by TY Bello (@tybello) on



Orisaguna, 27, alongside her 14-month-old daughter Grace, was photographed by Bello for the cover of the Nigerian publication This Day Style.

A photo posted by TY Bello (@tybello) on

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A photo posted by TY Bello (@tybello) on



The magazine also covered her incredible story which was also shared on Bello’s Instagram.

“A hair stylist from Ire in Osun state but not making enough profit between her and her husband, a sliding door installer in from the same village, to care for their two young children.

At the invitation of a distant relative who knew someone operating a bakery, she relocated to 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 wondered 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. 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 favorite hairstylists, were in 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 makeup minimal. She stepped in front of my camera, and I almost couldn’t recognize her. She moved differently too. Jumoke looked straight into my lens, emoting like she had done this all her life. I knew we had found a star.”

Since then, Olajumoke has acquired the celebrity status in Nigeria, and the hashtag #olajumoke has been shared many times.

A photo posted by TY Bello (@tybello) on



Recently, a local modeling agency also confirmed of signing her as a talent by sharing a photo of her.

A photo posted by Few Model Management (@fewmodels) on



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