It’s the stuff of dreams. You’re minding your own business and suddenly a famous photographer comes across your picture. They are utterly impressed by your image. Before you know it you’re catapulted to fame and fortune.
But for Olajumoke Orisaguna this dream became a reality, when she accidentally a photo-bombed a shoot for a famous musician.
British rapper Tinie Tempah and photographer and singer Ty Bello were doing a photoshoot in Nigeria.
They were astounded by bread seller Olajumoke and Bello took a photo and posted it to Instagram.
The photo was perfect, and both Bello and Tempah were being flooded with messages on who the mystery girl was.
“Who is she? Every one 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
Thanks to the help of social media, 28-year-old Olajumoke, a mother of two, was eventually found.
“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’s helped Olajumoke scored a modeling contract, and the enchanting beauty was just featured on the cover of This Day Style. Ty Bello also plans to create a documentary about her life.
Olajumoke, or Jumoke as she is called by her friends, was born in Ire, Osun State.
She trained as a hairdresser and later met where she craftsman Sunday Orisaguna. They later married in 2010 and had two children.
She had traveled to Lagos with one of her children to make more money selling bread. Then destiny happened and her life changed forever.
Read more about what Olajumoke will be doing now that she has been “discovered” and see more of her incredible photos on Scubby.